The Dominican Republic received 621,953 tourists last August, a record figure for that month and which represents 30.5% more than in the same month of 2021, according to data released this Sunday by the Ministry of Tourism.
The figure exceeds the total number of visitors in August 2019 by 124,563, the year before the coronavirus pandemic, according to data provided by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado.
If the 94,792 cruise passengers who visited the country in that month are added to the figure, the number of tourists would rise to 716,745 “something never seen before,” Collado said when presenting said data to the country’s president, Luis Abinader, and representatives of the private sector, collects in a note the Tourism portfolio.
In the first eight months of the year, the country received 4,904,162 tourists and another 755,818 excursionists, “so the projection of having the best year in the history of Dominican tourism in terms of visitor arrivals is maintained,” the official added.
At the event, Abinader highlighted the policies that the Government has carried out in order to achieve these results and assured that they will continue to promote the sector, the main engine of the Dominican economy.