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DOM REP | Aug 9, 2022

Dom Rep sets all-time tourism record 

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July welcomed 735,064 visitors, a 24 per cent increase over July 2019

A Dominican flag billowing in the sea breeze at Higüey’s Dreams Palm Beach. (Photo: Twitter DreamsPBeach)

The Dominican Republic has just set another tourism record, as tourism in the popular Caribbean destination is growing at a dazzling pace in 2022.

The month of July saw the most visitors to the Dom Rep in a single month in the country’s history, exceeding even that of December 2021. The announcement was made recently by the country’s tourism minister, David Collado. 

July welcomed 735,064 visitors, a 24 per cent increase over July 2019, and a 30 per cent jump compared to July 2021. This means that the Dom Rep is now on pace to exceed seven million tourists in 2022, a number that would also be an all-time record. 

“We did it again. We achieved an extraordinary month in the arrival of tourists to the Dominican Republic.” 

David Collado, tourism minister of the Dominican Republic

If the pace continues, 2022 will be “the best year of tourism in [our] history,” Collado said. So far, the Dominican Republic has welcomed a total of 4.182 million visitors in 2022. 

“We did it again. We achieved an extraordinary month in the arrival of tourists to the Dominican Republic,” Collado declared. Caribbean Journal reports that July 2022 and December 2021 are the only months in the country’s history in which it received more than 700,000 tourists. 

The United States continues to dominate visitor arrivals to the country, followed by Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Cuba and the United Kingdom.

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