Travel in December was up 0.75%, despite the cancellation of several flights due to snowstorms.
The leading source markets for tourists to the DR continue to be the United States and Canada, with 54%. Overall, there was an increase of 83,022 tourists from North America.
South America is also strong market. There were 67,436 more arrivals from Argentina (26,052+), Brazil (17,583), Chile (11,234), and Central America and the Caribbean with 14,801 more visitors compared to 2009.
European flows are suffering the effects of greater austerity. There was a decline of 62,066, due to fewer travelers from Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom.
The Central Bank reports that most tourists came for leisure 91.48% and stayed in hotels in 87.45% of cases. The average age of visitors is between 21 and 49. Stats show 53.01% of tourists are women and 46.99% men.
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Source: Hispanically Speaking News
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