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Dominican Republic expecting 40% uplift in Russian tourists

The Dominican Republic is expecting a 40% increase in Russian tourists by the end of the year, reports the country’s Ministry of Tourism.
Dominican Republic expecting 40% uplift in Russian tourists
Clear indicators of this trend are already being seen; 118,130 Russian tourists visited from January to June 2017, 217% more than in the same period last year.

"We have every reason to believe that the steadily rising numbers of Russian tourists in the Dominican Republic will continue. Considering the current amount of transport routes and lack of external negative issues, we are expecting an increase in tourist flow of more than 40% compared to 2016," commented Galina Lysenko, Head of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic in Russia, Ukraine, and the CIS.

This year, flights to the Dominican Republic increased – ANEX Tour now offers daily flights to Punta Cana from Moscow and twice-weekly flights from St. Petersburg with AZUR Air. Biblio Globus offers twice-weekly flights from Moscow to Punta Cana with Rossiya Airlines, while Pegas Touristik offers a flight every 10 days from Moscow to Punta Cana and one flight a week to Puerto Plata with Nordwind Airlines. From 28 September 2017, TEZ TOUR will provide its own twice-weekly flight programme from Moscow to Punta Cana with I-Fly.

"We have also seen an increase in travellers organising their own holidays to the Dominican Republic and using regular flights with connections in European cities," added Lysenko.

In 2016, the Dominican Republic welcomed 6 million tourists, 132,609 of whom were Russian citizens.