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The Dominican Republic Just Topped 4 Million Visitors for 2024

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 5, 2024

The Caribbean’s most-visited destination continues to see record-breaking tourism numbers, according to new data from the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. 

The Caribbean tourism giant is reporting 4.178 million visitors through the first four months of 2024 — a new record for the destination. 

That aligns with the Dominican Republic’s stated projection of reaching 11 million total visitors (combining air and cruise passengers) for the calendar year. 

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The Dominican Republic has received more than 3 million air arrivals so far, a 10 percent increase over the same period in 2023, and, perhaps more impressively, a 24 percent increase over the first four months of 2019, before the pandemic. 

On the cruise side, the DR reported 1.139 million cruise passengers, itself a 15 percent increase compared to last year. 

The 4.178 million number is “another record,” said Dominican Republic Tourism Minister David Collado. 

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