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MIAMI.- (Latinvex).- The Dominican Republic continues to be a Latin American champion in receipts as a percent of its GDP, according to a to a Latinvex analysis data from the World Tourism Organization and the International Monetary Fund.

Dominican tourism receipts last year reached US$4.5 billion. That was 7.7 percent of the country's US$59 billion economy. No other country in Latin America as a high a ratio between receipts and GDP.

Meanwhile, international arrivals grew by 5.9 percent to 4.6 million. When compared to its population, the arrival ratio is 40.3 percent, the third-highest in Latin America.

On average each visitor spent US$996.9, considerably higher than the Latin American average of US$860, according to Latinvex.

The Dominican Republic ranks fourth in Latin America in terms of both number of tourists and receipts from tourists. Mexico leads, followed by Brazil and Argentina.

Overall, Latin America received a total of 80.2 million international arrivals last year, an increase of 3.1 percent from 2011. Total receipts reached US$68.9 billion, a 5.3 percent increase.

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Written by: Adrian29630, 24 Jun 2013 11:12 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
That's an improvement on the $1 per head from the Chinese!
Written by: ohhhvictor, 24 Jun 2013 11:12 AM
From: United States


Thanks for the tourism infrastructure PLD!
Written by: josean, 24 Jun 2013 12:03 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


…….After Columbus Stumbled on our Shores Nothing Happened until that tragic 1996 when the Corrupt Narco PLD came to Power.





Written by: BASTA, 24 Jun 2013 12:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Thanks for the tourism infrastructure PLD!= Bull !
Written by: juanb, 24 Jun 2013 1:29 PM
From: Dominican Republic


Thanks for the 25+% unemployment, PLD

Thanks for keeping the population illiterate and ignorant, PLD

Thanks for enriching yourselves while placing the pueblo in amazing poverty, PLD.

In other words, THANKS FOR NOTHING, pld.
Written by: ohhhvictor, 24 Jun 2013 1:35 PM
From: United States
En octubre de 2004 la pobreza extrema llegó al 16.5% para un número absoluto de 1,479,926 personas. El gobierno de Hipólito Mejía convirtió en indigentes a 704,952 dominicanos.


On the other hand, juanB PPH, hipolito NEVER care about education either..

On the other hand where EXACTLY you got that 25%?

Them, Juan B you are speaking what the chicken eat..
Written by: Danilo, 24 Jun 2013 1:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
Not bad at all... but this number will decrease as Medina creates more jobs in other fields and exports increase.

It's funny how those critiquing the PLD always whip out numbers out of their ass, then they complain when the PLD publishes numbers and info.
Written by: josean, 24 Jun 2013 2:00 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"always whip out numbers out of their ass"


Hey that's josean's contention........and the Correct Phrase is PURPLE RECTUMS!

Just Like Lie-onel PULLED the MODEL Barrick “Stold” 97 to 3% percent contract NUMBERS out of his CORUPPT Rear–END!


Written by: ohhhvictor, 24 Jun 2013 2:17 PM
From: United States


Joseano is speaking today what chicken eat as well..
Written by: josean, 24 Jun 2013 2:43 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"what chicken eat as well.."

Statements like that is what has Caused Harm to the Exporting of our Poultry Products!


Written by: danny00, 24 Jun 2013 5:40 PM
From: United States, blue mall santo domingo
Yeah! Sure u should then look at the Numbers the Chinese put out!
Written by: danny00, 24 Jun 2013 5:44 PM
From: United States, blue mall santo domingo
Export what?...... It seems to many that The Dr can't export skinny-drug filled Chickens to starving Haitians.
Written by: danny00, 24 Jun 2013 5:46 PM
From: United States, blue mall santo domingo
Maybe the Caca Salami?
Written by: Atabey, 24 Jun 2013 7:43 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--



Written by: josean, 24 Jun 2013 12:03 PM
From: United States, Fighting my Self Inflicted wounds!


…….After Columbus Stumbled on our Shores Nothing Happened until that tragic 1996 when the Corrupt Narco PLD came to Power."


And to think You voted for them in 1996. LOL






:)



Written by: josean, 24 Jun 2013 7:53 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



A true SHAME I will be attoning for, the rest of my Days!



Written by: danny00, 25 Jun 2013 8:13 AM
From: United States, blue mall santo domingo
With such big numbers how 1,000 of young Dominicans can't find a job?.., the only jobs are drive one motorcycle and ride the Choo Choo Train?
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