Tourist Arrivals Up 6% up to May 2018

During the first five months of 2018, the Dominican Republic recorded the arrival of 2.8 million tourists, 6% more than was reported in the same period in 2017.

Friday, June 15, 2018

From a Report by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic:

The arrival of non-resident passengers by air to the Dominican Republic, including foreigners and Dominicans, registered a year-on-year growth of 7.0% in the month of May, reaching a total of 506,178 passengers, equivalent to an increase of 33,290 passengers with respect to the same month of the previous year. Within this result, the segment of foreigners presented an annualized variation of 6.0% (24,867 additional tourists) and non-resident Dominicans experienced an interannual increase of 13.7% (8,423 additional passengers). 

When analyzing the total accumulated flow of non-resident visitors in the January 2008 period, an interannual growth of 5.9% was observed.  In fact, the number of foreign tourists and non-resident Dominicans reached 2,853,998 passengers through the different airports in the country, for an increase of 157,984 additional passengers with respect to the same period in 2017, of which 115,627 were foreigners and 42,357 were non-resident Dominicans. 

The total number of passengers arrivals by air, including residents and non-residents, during the period January-May 2018, was 3,102,477 travelers, which is 5.4% more compared to the same period in 2017, when 159,040 additional people came into the country through the different airport terminals.

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From January to June of this year, the Dominican Republic registered the arrival of 3.4 million tourists, 6% more than was reported in the same period in 2017.

From a Report by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic:

In the month of June 2018, the records show a total arrival of 586,807 non-resident passengers by air, of which 497,997 were foreigners and 88,810 were non-resident Dominicans, representing growth of 7.5% with respect to the same month in the year 2017, keeping the Dominican Republic as the main tourist destination in the insular Caribbean. Within this result, the foreigners segment recorded an annualized increase of 6.3%, while non-resident Dominicans experienced a variation of 15.4%. 

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