Dominican Republic gets 3% more tourists in 2013
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic tourist arrivals in 2013 posted a 3% growth over 2012, while 2014 will be an “unprecedented” 5th consecutive year with even higher regional and global growth figures than the past two years.
Tourism minister Francisco Javier García on Thursday called the 3% in 2012 is a great milestone for the Dominican Republic, becuase of difficulties with the snow storms which hampered the country’s main suppliers of visitors, such as United States.
The official noted that the storms led to a large number of suspended flights in the U.S. last year, but predicted even record growth figures for Dominican tourism this year, especially Puerto Plata.
He said the already operational cruise terminal at Maimon will boost Puerto Plata’s development as a tourism destination, with around 600,000 cruise ship visitors expected the first year. “This year will be historic for the country’s tourism, with Puerto Plata province’s long- awaited opening of Amber Cove, Maimon’s cruise terminal, this will mean this region’s final awakening, with the benefit of thousands of jobs that this terminal will create.”
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