Dominican Republic Travel Surge to Generate Seven Million 2022 Visitors

  • The Dominican Republic is authoring a strong tourism rebound after hosting more than 2.2Mn visitors in the first four months of 2022. The DR closed the best month of April in the history of the country’s tourism with 736,000 visitors. The rebound comes following the government’s implementation of policies intended to attract visitors following the March 2020 pandemic’s outset such as implementing a state-funded visitor travel insurance. 
  • The Dominican Republic expects to host seven million land-based and cruise ship visitors in 2022 said government officials at the recent Dominican Annual Travel Exchange (DATE) conference. 
  • Reaching the seven million visitor threshold will bring Dominican Republic travel within close proximity of its pre-pandemic high-water mark of 6.4Mn land-based travelers and 1.1Mn cruise ship visitors in 2019, according to Caribbean Tourism Organization data. 
  • In May, Expedia Group reported Dominican Republic summer bookings grew 40% year-over-year compared with 2021. International travelers drove this increase, led by the U.S., DomRep’s primary travel audience, representing 80% of visitors.  The Dominican Republic has launched several projects, from infrastructure improvements in the historic capital city of Santo Domingo to new hotel developments and cruise port expansion in locations across the country. This will further attract and support the rebound and buoyancy of the country’s tourism sector.

(Source: Travel Pulse)