The President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, together with the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, began the First roadshows of the year in the United Statesin an effort to attract more North American tourists to the Dominican Republic.
before some 300 tour operators and travel agentsMinister Collado showed in the state of Florida, the beauty, charm and diversity of the Dominican tourist offer.
“Thanks to President Luis Abinader Corona for being with us here showing you the best tourist proposal in the entire Caribbean region and reminding you that the Dominican Republic, without a doubt, is in fashion, because our country has it all,” Collado said. hoteliers, travel agents and tour operators.
The official highlighted what it represents United Statess for the Dominican Republic, since it is the main tourist-sending country.
The travel agents and tour operators that participated in the roadshow showed their interest in continuing to contribute so that more tourists continue to choose the Dominican Republic as their favorite vacation destination.
The event was replicated in the city of Orlando, where some 250 travel agents and tour operators participated.
“We started, here in Orlando, our first presentation of the year in the United States, convinced that more North American tourists will continue to choose our country as their favorite vacation destination,” said Minister Collado.
The official restarted his promotional presentations in the North American market weeks after having achieved the most successful participation of the Dominican Republic in the FITUR tourism fair, which was held from January 18 to 22 in Madrid, Spain.
Origin of touristsAccording to the latest report on the tourist flow published by the Central Bank indicates that the 57.5% non-resident foreigners who visited the country until November 2022 arrived from North America22.8% from Europe, 14.7% from South America, 4.6% from Central America and the Caribbean and the remaining 0.4% from Asia and the rest of the world.
It should be noted that of the 2,104,006 additional foreigners that entered the country in the first eleven months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, 69% came from advanced economies, such as the United States of America (501,474 passengers), Canada (496,715), followed by England (174,261), France (117,037), Germany (85,342) and Spain (70,566).
73.3% in hotels.
86% of tourists reported that the main reason for their visit to the country was recreation. 73.3% reported that they used hotel establishments as their accommodation option. Regarding the age of the visitors, 53.7% ranged from 21 to 49 years.