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Dominican Republic: Arrivals of tourists increased 6 percent in November

21/12/2009 10:34

Dominican Republic. Tourist arrivals to this country grew 6.09% in November compared to the same month in 2008, thanks to the surge in arrivals of foreign visitors (+4,49%) and Dominicans nonresidents (+16,67% ). The Tourism Ministry said that this is the third consecutive month of growth, which reflects the gradual recovery of the industry.


In a statement, the Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia, said that over the last three months 718,734 tourists visited the country, compared with 672,333 who did so in the same period in 2008.


Speaking at the opening ceremony of the hotel Nouvelles Frontieres, in Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, the tourism operator has specified that the total, 41,167 Dominicans were not residents, up from 35,284 in 2008, a growth of 16.67%. Meanwhile, the arrival of non-resident foreign visitors was 243,472, 4.49% more than the record 2008 (233.185).


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