Santo Domingo, 10 August 2022 (TDI): According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) barometer, in the initial quarter of 2022, international tourism had a significant surge.

Visitors exceeded almost half (46%) than that in 2019 among the countries reporting strong tourism is the Dominican Republic.

Although the tourism industry still faces numerous issues internationally, including the current pandemic, rising inflation and increased financial & international instability, the tourism industry in some regions has witnessed a betterment in both tourism & its expenditure.

Along these line, the Caribbean (-18%) has shown the quickest return to 2019 levels among the states of which, the Dominican Republic has shown a 24% higher leisure rate than that of 2019, pre-pandemic phase.

In addition to it, Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the WTO threaded, “Congratulations to the Dominican Republic for showing how tourism can face up to big challenges and keep growing.

Its destinations welcomed record numbers of arrivals in July – that means more income for development, more jobs & more opportunities for all!”

UNTWO Acknowledgements 

The Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, David Collado, has now received compliments from UNWTO, which also lauds the Dominican Republic for its steadfast and continued support of ecotourism.

The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores), which is presently commemorating its 60th year, is cited by UNWTO as an example of the outstanding impact made by the private market.

Accordingly, the nation is on track to have its best year ever, both regarding sales taxes and profit creation. This expansion occurs even though the country’s traditionally important source markets of visitors from Russia as well as Ukraine tend to be underserved.

The Dominican Republic was the subject of the initial UNWTO Investment Guidelines publication, which was published at the beginning of 2022 in acknowledgment of its leadership position as a secure choice.

The new investor’s handbook, created in collaboration with the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism and the state’s Export and Investment Center (ProDominicana), offers crucial information for stakeholders to increase foreign direct trade in the region.

Moreover, in the first quarter of 2023, the Dominican Republic is also, planning to host the 118th meeting of the UNWTO Executive Council.