Minister David Collado affirmed this Thursday that tourism maintains “unstoppable growth,” registering the arrival of 545,990 visitors this month, thus reaching the historic figure of 7,625,986 in the January-September period.
“Those are historic numbers, which are felt in the economy and the best of all is that this growth is unstoppable,” said Minister Collado when presenting the statistics for the month of September, during an event held at the El Embajador hotel.
He reported that, in September, 478,794 tourists entered the country by air alone, which represents 48% more than the same month in 2019, 31% more than in 2021 and 11% more than in 2022.
He expressed that this sustainable growth is also reflected in the cruise industry.
He noted that in September the country received the arrival of 67,196 cruise passengers, adding 1,602,411 in the period.
“If we look at those figures, we are talking about the fact that the Dominican Republic received nothing more and nothing less than 7,625,986 in the January-September period, a true record,” said Collado.
He pointed out that tourist arrival projections at the end of the year will exceed 7.9 million, which would be a new record.
He reiterated that at the end of 2023 the Dominican Republic will exceed the goal of 10 million tourists.