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Latino Daily News

Tuesday January 4, 2011

U.S. Tourism Leading Revenue Producer for Dominican Republic at $4.24 Billion for 2010

Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia expects tourism receipts for 2010 to reach US$4.24 billion, making it the leading hard currency revenue producer in the country.

He says preliminary data shows the year will close with a 4% growth compared to 2009. Tourist arrivals to the country are expected to be 3% more than in 2009, according to preliminary statistical reports coming from the country’s Central Bank.

The Ministry of Tourism also stated that the government invested US$918.3 million in roads and other public works to keep tourists satisfied and coming back.