Fewer tourists from Canada, Europe; more from the U.S.
Santo Domingo.- The international financial crisis stills weighs heavily on Dominican Republic tourism, prompting fewer visitor arrivals from traditional sources such as Europe and Canada.
The Central Bank’s latest figures reveal that despite the significant increase in tourists from the United States, there was a slight decline of 0.30% of the non-resident visitors who traveled to the country from January to May, with 6,209 fewer nonresident visitors compared with the same period the previous year.
Canada’s 17,466 fewer tourists had the most negative impact, followed by Europe, which declined by 10,146 visitors.
But the United States increased its number of tourists, with 44,042 more visitors, making it the savior of Dominican Republic’s tourism.
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