Llegan 1.8 millones de turistas en enero y febrero 2023

1.8 million tourists arrive in January and February 2023

The Dominican Republic received 661,088 tourists in February, which represents an increase of 17% compared to the same month in 2022 and an increase of 9% compared to February 2019.

And a total of 252,435 cruise passengers also arrived in the country, representing an increase of 116% compared to 2019 and almost 300% compared to February 2022.

The total number of consolidated visitors was 913,523, when those who arrived by air are added together with those by sea.

Said amount of February added to that of January of the present year 2023, give a total of 1.8 million visitorsa record figure, as revealed this morning by Minister David Collado.

He stressed that They estimate that this year the country will receive 7.8 millionfigures that represent an increase of two hundred thousand tourists more than the estimates made at the beginning of the year.

See: Accountability 2023: President Abinader highlights record figures for the tourism sector

hill He offered these details during the press conference to publicize the tourism sector figures for February, where he also stated that Dominican tourism continues its record streak and that the prospect is that it will continue to be so this March.

Regarding the destinations visited, 67% of the foreigners who came to the country in February stayed in the province of La Altagracia (Punta Cana, Bávaro, Bayahibe), 8% in Greater Santo Domingo, and 8% in Puerto Plata , 4% in La Romana, 3% in Samaná and 2% in Santiago de los Caballeros.

Regarding hotel occupancy, it stood at 82%, well above the 75% of February 2022. And in terms of commercial flights, it was the first time that in a month of February there were more than 5,000 flights: in In total, in February 2022, 5,070 commercial flights were received at Dominican airports, where the busiest was Punta Cana, followed by Las Américas Airport.

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