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Dominican Republic Among Most Popular Destinations In The Americas According To New Study

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New statistics reveal that the Dominican Republic is all the rage with travelers right now as the sun-drenched country continues to grow in popularity.

From Punta Cana’s white-sand beaches to Santo Domingo’s vibrant culture, this tropical island destination is captivating travelers unlike ever before.

a long white sand beach in punta cana

And with more travelers expected to pour into the sunny country over the coming months, the Dominican Republic is growing faster than other destinations in the Americas.

As the Dominican Republic gears up for a record-breaking winter season, here’s the latest on the destination’s skyrocketing popularity.

chairs in a white sand beach in punta cana with sun

New Report Confirms Dominican Republic Eclipses Other Competing Destinations

The Dominican Republic is experiencing the fastest growth in its history as a leading destination for North American travelers. In September, a record-shattering 500,000 travelers set foot in the country, a growth of over 10% compared to last year’s already remarkable figures.

A new study now confirms that the Dominican Republic is also growing faster than any major destination in the Americas. According to the report, which is based on data from ForwardKeys, the sun-soaked tropical hotspot is over 40% more popular than in 2019. 

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That growth places the Dominican Republic above other key competitors, including Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. With its unique combination of warm year-round weather, excellent safety, and a growing array of luxurious all-inclusive resorts, the Dominican Republic excels at a time when other destinations face high crime rates, corruption, and soaring prices. 

What’s more, the Dominican Republic is attracting travelers in droves in spite of the quieter low season. Visitors are now flocking to the Dominican Republic to enjoy its quaint sargassum-free beaches and affordable accommodations, making the Caribbean destination a hit with Americans.

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Over the coming months, more travelers are expected to set foot in the sunny destination. That’s especially true as North America inches closer to winter and temperatures start to drop.

Growing demand for the popular destination has prompted a number of airlines to announce new routes to airports across the country. From Punta Cana International Airport to smaller hubs around the island, travelers are more connected to the Dominican Republic than ever before. 

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Meanwhile, work on a new Open Skies Treaty between the Dominican Republic and the United States is well underway. Officials feel optimistic about the new deal, which could make air travel between the two countries cheaper and more plentiful, ensuring the destination’s competitiveness for years to come. 

With travel numbers soaring, several leading hotel and resort chains have announced a number of new investments in the sunny destination. Punta Cana will soon have a new over 3000-room-strong resort, the massive Moon Palace Punta Cana

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Existing properties are receiving makeovers, which ensure that accommodations in the popular destination will continue to provide guests with cutting-edge hospitality. One of the latest properties to undergo renovation is Tortuga Bay, one of the world’s leading luxury properties. The resort’s aging facilities are set to receive several enchantments, improving the appearance of the otherwise stunning property.

In Santo Domingo, Hyatt is launching the first-ever Centric hotel in the country. The modern boutique-style property is one of many new hotels being built in the country’s growing capital city. 

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In 2023, the Dominican Republic is expected to welcome nearly 10 million travelers, setting a new all-time record and paving the way for the country’s success as one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean.

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