The Romana-Bayahibe tourist destination recorded the highest average occupancy rate during the January- October 2015 period, achieving an occupancy rate of 84%, followed by Punta Cana-Bavaro with 83%.
The latter is the leading tourist region with over 50% of the rooms and more than 60% of tourist’s arrivals in the country.
The average occupancy rate in the first ten months of the year was 75.5%, according to statistics prepared by the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic.
The third destination was Samana (78.8%), followed by Santo Domingo (63.7%), then Boca Chica-Juan Dolio with 61.2% and Puerto Plata with 60.2%
Sosúa-Cabarete and Santiago were the destinations with the lowest occupancy rate in January-October this year (59.5% and 54.2%, respectively).
February was the month that registered the highest occupancy, with 90%, and the lowest rate was in October, 62.8%. Samana was the tourist area which recorded the highest occupancy (97.4%).
In October the occupancy rate was at 62.8% and in Santo Domingo, 61.8%; Boca Chica-Juan Dolio, 48.1%; Romana-Bayahibe, 76.1%, Punta Cana-Bavaro, 70.4%, 62.5% and Santiago Samana 65.5%, which showed a marked improvement.