More tourists who spend more
Santo Doming.- The daily average spent by tourists who visited Dominican Republic by air grew 0.84% and 1.46% by sea in 2015, compared with 2014, says the Bank Central in its Tourism Statistics 2015 report published this week, which reveals that foreign visitors increased spending despite less time spent in the country.
It says tourist average spending per day in 2015 climbed from US$128.49 to US$129.56 (0.84%), on an average stay of 8.32 nights, while that of non-resident Dominicans rose 0.39% at an average of 14.96 nights, for spending an average of US$825.20 per stay, compared with the previous year.
In the case of resident Dominicans, average daily spending rose 4.42%, or an average of US$879.32 in 11.68 nights.
Meanwhile spending by tourists arriving by sea (hikers, visitors who don’t spend nights in a collective or private accommodation) increased US$82.08 on average, whereas those who arrived through the ports climbd 1.46% compared to 2014.
Cruise passengers who arrived via Santo Domingo port spent US$74.40, or 12.83% more; US$89.74 through La Romana (0.88% less), and spent US$56.95 via Samana (8.45% more).
The Central Bank’s report adds that a record 5,599,859 no resident Dominicans visited the country in 2015, or 458,482 more than in 2014ю
April 28, 2016
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