Puerto Plata with more than 30 percent growth

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, has reported a banner year for the Dominican Republic in 2015, with the destination remaining the top producing market in the Caribbean.

Within the Caribbean region as a whole, the Dominican destination of Punta Cana continues to be the top producing market in 2015, followed by Puerto Rico, and Aruba. Additional in-demand destinations in the Dominican Republic with large rates of growth in 2015 compared to the year before include:

• Santo Domingo with more than 25 percent growth
• Puerto Plata with more than 30 percent growth
• Samana with 45 percent growth

The United Sates was once again the top producing market for the Dominican Republic with an increase in demand of more than 20 percent growth in 2015 compared to 2014. Canada followed in second with nearly 20 percent growth year over year and Brazil in third with nearly 30 percent growth.

Package bookings, transactions that combine components like flights and hotel, continue to shine in the Dominican Republic generating much higher booking windows of more than 70 days and a length of stay of an average 5.7 days.

“With a strong hospitality foundation and idyllic beach weather, the Dominican Republic continues to be the most popular Caribbean destination for travelers from major markets like the US, Canada and Brazil,” said Demetrius Canton, director of lodging partner services for the Caribbean, Expedia group. “Expedia complements the island’s top-notch tourism offering by being a valued partner and advisor to hotel partners and offers Expedia’s technology capabilities and tools to help them increase sales and their bottom line.”

The Expedia group’s market management team is attending the Dominican Annual Tourist Exchange (DATE), from April 19 – 21, 2016 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Throughout the conference the team will liaise with valued travel partners to discuss the successes in the region and provide counsel on increasing visibility and demand using Expedia group’s powerful technology and marketing tools.