Central Bank says tourism revenue tops US$756.0M in first half
Santo Domingo.- Revenue from tourist cards topped RD$729.4 million during the first half, as non-resident visitors have to buy one to enter Dominican Republic’s airports.
That figure is in addition to the RD$2.4 billion revenues from the tax travelers have pay to leave the country regardless of the nationality, and according to the Central Bank, total RD$3.1 billion (US$756.0 million) in the first half.
Tax revenue also benefits from the tourists’ average daily spending of US$124 (RD$5,282), from a nearly eight-day stay.
Tourist spending has climbed 5% this year, compared with last year, with an average US$118 (RD$5,026). Visitors however spend 2% fewer nights on Dominican soil, from 8.48 to 8.41.
Among other sources, the revenues come from spending by the 2,460,862 tourists who’ve chosen Dominican Republic to vacation.
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