Tourism in the Dominican Republic continues its recovery in October
The arrival of foreigners and non-resident nationals to the country shows a recovery trend in October, registering 138,276 travelers, the vast majority coming from the United States of America
In its recent Report of the Tourist Flow January-October 2020 of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, it is highlighted that the influx of non-resident foreigners by air last month was 70,901, some 24,024 additional passengers as of September that totaled 46,877.
Meanwhile, the total number of non-resident Dominicans in the aforementioned month was 67,375, exhibiting a gradual increase in these arrivals from July to date.
The report highlights that “non-resident foreigners who visited the country in October represented 24.1% of the total for the same month last year, higher than the proportions of 11.5%, 12.6% and 18.7% registered in July, August and September with respect to at the same reference months of 2019, which is a sign that the tourist flow is recovering ”.
Regarding the outlook for the coming months, the report adds that "the behavior of the arrival of travelers to the Dominican Republic will continue to be conditioned mainly by the global evolution of the pandemic, the relaxation of restrictive measures in the main emitting countries and the availability of an effective vaccine for the coronavirus ”.
He adds that this same behavior “will be influenced by the provisions contemplated in the recovery plan launched by the Executive Power together with the tourism cabinet.
These include the implementation of health safety protocols in tourist establishments, relief from the tax burden, monetary and financial measures to enable the growth of small and medium-sized tourism companies, as well as the assignment of a temporary travel assistance plan with coverage. emergency health, among other measures.
It also highlights the benefits that the local market has been receiving from the Incentive Plan for Internal Tourism with "discounts from 20% to 50% in establishments of major hotel chains and financing facilities from 6 to 12 months."