Punta Cana – Latin America’s Top Tourist Spending Destination 2015
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Punta Cana, named as the Latin American city that collected more money from tourists in 2015
Of the Latin American region, Punta Cana is at the top of the cities where foreign tourists consume more money, and only last year received $2.7 billion dollars, according to data of the digital statistics firm Statista.
The study, reported in the report “Digital Tourism and Use of New Technologies in the Dominican Republic”, published by the Observatorio Político Dominicano (Dominican Political Observatory), indicates that Punta Cana receives more money than Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Lima, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, San José, Montevideo and Quito.
In 2015, foreign tourists spent $2.3 billion in Buenos Aires and Mexico City, $2.2 in Sao Paulo and $1.5 in Lima.
Meanwhile, for this same period the following cities received $1.0 billion in Bogotá, 900 million in Rio de Janeiro and 700 million in San Jose.
The report by the Observatorio Político Dominicano (Dominican Political Observatory) also notes that according to another study conducted by Travel Leaders Group, 20% of Americans prefer Punta Cana as a destination for their vacations, and according to several travel agencies, this destination is ranked as the fifth most popular for residents in the United States.
According to Travel Leaders Group, Punta Cana, in the preference of Americans for their vacations, is only behind taking a Caribbean cruise, visiting Cancun (Mexico), cruising in Europe, and visiting London.
In addition, according to the MasterCard 2015 Global Destination Index report, “Punta Cana is among the top destinations for overnight visitors, generating revenues of $ 2.43 billion,” the study said.
The projections of the Dominican Republic that currently exist is that the tourism sector will continue to grow, which will surpass the six million tourists in 2016, as revealed by the president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores), Joel Santos.