Dominican Republic Officially Reaches 10 Million Tourists in a Year

American Airline flight AA2638 from Miami, United States, which landed at Punta Cana International Airport, brought the 10 millionth tourist in 2023 to the Dominican Republic.

This is the young woman known as Ariana who came to vacation in the Dominican Republic with her boyfriend. She was received by a commission in Punta Cana headed by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, government authorities, terminal executives and the tourism sector.

The plane on which tourist number arrived 10 million the Dominican Republic was greeted with an arch of water deployed by fire trucks. A platform was waiting for him to welcome him.

“Thank you very much, I am very excited here because it is the first time I come,” said the young woman. She expressed that she will spend a week in Punta Cana, a paradise that she chose because of its attractive beaches.

The reward of the 10 millionth tourist

Arianna will stay for free in one of the hotels Puntacana Group plus other prizes you will receive for the distinction. His name will go down in the history of the Dominican Republic, a nation that is only surpassed by Mexico in receiving tourists.

At the activity he received a bouquet of flowers, caps and the flag of the Dominican Republic.

In total, this Tuesday a total of 10,031,000 visitors. And the number continues to count, when there is still almost a week left until the end of 2023.

The goal of 10 million tourists began in 2012 by former president Danilo Medina. In his two administrations, more than 6 million were counted. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the count was paralyzed with the collapse of the industry.

However, an aggressive campaign carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and the hotel sector recovered the sector and the Dominican Republic today celebrates the feat of 10 million tourists in one year.

Punta Cana Airport receives 10 million tourists

The Punta Cana International Airport was chosen for the celebration. With more than 70%, this terminal tops the ranking of the Dominican airports that move the most passengers. Well, Punta Cana is the mecca of tourism in the Dominican Republic.

At the event, Frank Elías Rainieri, CEO of the Puntacanaa Group, expressed that the goal of 10 million tourists is the effort of a work for more than 50 years of the tourism sector of Punta Cana which evolved from 200,000 tourists annually to the figure reached this Tuesday.

Abinader reacts

President Luis Abinader He posted the following message on his X account:

«Today the Dominican Republic celebrates the arrival of more than 10 million new friendly tourists. Today tourism is celebrating and it is with great joy that we welcome everyone to our beautiful country!



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