According to the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Republic saw the volume of non-resident stopover arrivals increase by 7.0% in November, growing from 453,635 arrivals in November 2017 to 485,481 arrivals in November 2018. Stopover arrivals from the USA grew by 13.0%, from 136,621 arrivals in November 2017 to 154,382 arrivals in November 2018.
Through the first eleven months of 2018 the Dominican Republic saw a 6.3% increase in the volume of stopover arrivals, growing from 5,560,787 arrivals in the first eleven months of 2017 to 5,909,880 arrivals in the same eleven months of 2018. Arrivals from the USA increased by 8.9% in the first eleven months of 2018, growing from 1,965,307 arrivals in 2017 to 2,139,814 arrivals in the same eleven months of 2018.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.