The flow of tourists that arrived in the country in the first three months of this year left the economy with RD$3,336.3 million in tax revenue, according to Central Bank statistics.

The information, which is posted on its institutional portal, reflects that RD$2,167.0 million was collected for the tax on passengers going abroad through airports and ports, for the tax on passengers going abroad by land RD$71,648,935 and for a credit card. tourism RD$1,097.6 million.

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The accumulated tourist flow between January and May of this year registered a total of 2,902,280 non-resident visitors who entered the country, 1,467,173 additional travelers compared to the same period in 2021.

In May alone, the arrival of non-resident passengers was 561,323 visitors.

The average daily spending and stay of tourists visiting the country was US$134.83 this year and the average stay per night was US$9.38.

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By place of destination

Regarding the accumulated reception of foreigners according to the regions of residence, between January and May, it is observed that 57.1% of the visitors arrived from North America, 26.3% from Europe, and 12.9% from South America. , 3.3% from Central America and the Caribbean and the remaining 0.4% from Asia and the Rest of the world.

Among the sending countries that showed increases in arrivals during the first five months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021 are the United States of America with 400,193 additional passengers, Canada (291,612), France (104,868), Russia (91,894), England (76,718), Germany (72,329), among others.

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Recreation

During the five months of 2022, 86.5% of tourists reported that the main reason for their visit to the country was recreation. Likewise, 74.4% reported that they used hotel establishments as their accommodation option.

Regarding the age of the visitors, 54.5% range between 21 to 49 years, while 51.3% are women and 48.7% are men.

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residents
Between January and May, 300,094 passengers residing in the country arrived in the country, 247,363 Dominicans and 52,731 foreigners.

non-residents
As tourists, 2,902,280 passengers arrived in the country, of these, 505,416 were Dominicans and 2,396,864 foreigners. The absolute variation of foreigners was 1,432,268.

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