2015 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Puerto Plata gets tourism boost

Deputy Minister of Tourism for Puerto Plata Julio Almonte is forecasting that the northern province will receive almost 1.3 million tourists in 2016. He estimates that 500,000 will arrive by air, another 350,000 on board cruise ships arriving at the new Amber Cove Cruise Center, while 400,000 will arrive overland, including foreign and domestic tourists.

Puerto Plata Destination Tourism Cluster president Maximo Iglesias forecasts a 10% increase in travel in 2016. He says this includes an additional 4% arriving by air and 3% by sea.