Tourist arrivals for Dominican Republic up 0.3% at half year mark

The number of tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic leveled out during the first six months of the year.

The Central Bank Statistics Department reports that non-resident travel to the country was up by just 7,090, or 0.3%. A total of 2,460,862 visitors came from January through June.

{IMAGE VIA - diariolibre.com} While the figures reveal a close to zero growth rate, Central Bank Governor Hector Valdez Albizu declared at a recent press conference that the increase was enough to reverse the negative trend of a 0.3% decline for the first five months of the year.

{IMAGE VIAdiariolibre.com} While the figures reveal a close to zero growth rate, Central Bank Governor Hector Valdez Albizu declared at a recent press conference that the increase was enough to reverse the negative trend of a 0.3% decline for the first five months of the year.

He said that non-resident foreign travel was up by 0.94% in June, or 20,351 more travelers for a total of 2,175,526.

Most tourists to the Dominican Republic come from the United States, and 64% landed at the Punta Cana International Airport.

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