More than eight million tourists expected to visit Dominican Republic by the end of 2023


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CAP CANA, La Altagracia. “The Dominican Republic will close this year 2023 with more than eight million tourists and we will exceed the desired goal of ten million visitors,” proclaimed an excited Minister of Tourism, David Collado, when analyzing the arrival of tourists, cruise passengers and the momentum that have had investments in the Dominican tourism sector.

The official, who gave the central speech at the event that began the construction of a Concacaf soccer complex, in Cap Cana City Destination, in Punta CanaHe stated that the success achieved in tourism is the result of the correct policy applied by the government of President Luis Abinader.

“Dominican Republic will close 2023 with more than eight million tourists”
David Collado, Minister of Tourism, offers statistics on Dominican tourism.

“The projections we have for the month of December are that all hotels have hotel occupancy at more than 90% and the arrival of tourists exceeds the numbers of 2028, 2029 and 2022. We are in the best year in the arrival of tourists and we will surpass such a long-awaited and desired figure of ten million visitors,” he exclaimed.

Minister Collado stated that what they are doing has filled the entire population with pride, passion, love and dedication, and has generated confidence so that more foreign investment comes to the country, for which he thanked Concacaf for the construction of the field. football, in Cap Cana, with an investment of more than 30 million dollars.

He recalled the recognition to the authorities of the Dominican Republic for the recovery of tourism, comparing the arrival of tourists in 2023 with 2022 and 2019. The country has received 7,191,052 tourists by air in the first eleven months of the year and 1,913,991 cruise passengers and is moving towards closing the year exceeding all expectations.

An unprecedented year

He Minister David Collado He highlighted that the Dominican Republic is in the best moment of the tourism industry, since it is coming off the best year in 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic numbers and in 2023 every month has been surpassed in relation to previous years.

“The projections we have for the month of December are that all hotels have hotel occupancy at more than 90% and the arrival of tourists exceeds the numbers for 2028, 2029 and 2022,” said the official.

David Collado stated that “we are facing the best year for tourism and for the first time the Dominican Republic will reach eight million tourists by air, exceeding by more than 1.5 million the best figure we had pre-pandemic and we will reach 2.4 million by air. of cruises for the first time our country reaches the eagerly desired number of ten million visitors.”

He also said that 2023 revenue from tourism will be around US$10 billion, an unprecedented figure in the history of tourism. “Confidence is in the country, which is experiencing the best moment, with the arrival of the best hotel chains and new investments, and that is why we reiterate that we have generated the confidence to invest in the Dominican Republic,” he said.

He highlighted that tourism has gone hand in hand with the private sector and that is “why we are shining throughout the world, due to the rapid recovery and flow of tourists and cruise passengers that are arriving in this Caribbean country.

“In 2021, the UNWTO recognized the Dominican Republic as the number one country in the recovery of tourism and being number one even in Vitilla is important, but being number one in the recovery of tourism fills us with a lot of pride,” he said.

The official highlighted that also at the England fair the country was recognized for the recovery of tourism and this year they recognized the country again for the 2023 numbers, which is why he insisted on the need to continue betting on the development of the Dominican tourism industry. .

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