What is Dominican Republic’s secret over Barbados? DR’s Ministry of Tourism: Visitors up 12.8% in August
Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia says that the country has received 3,608,955 non-resident air arrivals between January and August 2014, which is 301,387 more visitors than in August 2013. Travel in August alone was 12.8% up on last year.
Garcia said that for the first eight months of the year, travel was up by 9.1%, considerably more than the world average of 3-4%, according to the World Tourism Organization.
France is the third largest source market for tourists to the Dominican Republic.
The Ministry of Tourism announced that 1,352,137 tourists arrived from the United States; 530,542 from Canada and 159,064 from France during the first eight months of the year.
Garcia added that the good year also owed a lot to the promotional campaigns by the Ministry of Tourism and the private sector.