DR, with the highest percentage of GDP from tourism
SANTO DOMINGO. In 2013, income from tourism in the Dominican Republic accounted for 8.4% of GDP, which is an increase over 7.7% from last year.
“No other country in Latin American has such a high level”, concluded the digital publication, Latinvex, having carried out analysis of the data from the World Tourism Organization and the International Monetary Fund. They revealed that Panama and Costa Rica followed the Dominican Republic with 8.2% and 5.2% of GDP.
The country also has increased the number of visitors as a percentage of the population.
Last year this rate was at 45%, compared to 40.3% in 2012. This percentage is the third highest in Latin America, after Uruguay (79%) and Costa Rica (50%), according to Latinvex estimations.
The number of visitors grew by 2.8% last year, reaching 4.7 million holidaymakers, who spent US$5,065 million.
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