The Central Bank tourism statistics department says that 16,783 more tourists visited the country in April 2015 compared to the same month in 2014, or 4.3% more. The Central Bank projects the increase in travel to reach 5% by the end of 2015.
The total number of non-resident travelers for April 2015 was 461,962. From January to April, 1,961,364 tourists visited the country, for a 6.5% growth or 119,689 more travelers this year compared to 2014. The total includes 92,660 foreign tourists and 27,029 non-resident Dominicans.
The Central Bank attributes the good figures to the brighter growth prospects in the United States, which is the main source market for tourists to the Dominican Republic, and to the campaigns implemented by the Ministry of Tourism and the private sector to attract tourists and consolidate the country’s leading position in the Caribbean.[May 2015]