According to a new analysis from Miami-based online business publication Latinvex, using data from the World Tourism organization, Dominican Republic last year posted tourism receipts of US$6.8 billion, a 9.9% increase compared with 2015. By comparison Brazil saw receipts grow 3.1% to US$6 billion. Only Mexico has higher receipts in Latin America than the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic also remains the Latin American champion in receipts as a percent of its overall economy. Last year its receipts-GDP ratio was 9.4%, the highest in Latin America and five times the regional average of 1.8%. Meanwhile, revenues per tourist reached US$1.13 billion, the fourth-highest in Latin America.
Source: Dominican Today