While participating in the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), Delta Vacations reports that its business in the Dominican Republic is experiencing strong year-over-year growth.
On average, bookings for travel from Atlanta, Detroit, New York and Salt Lake City have increased by nearly 50 percent year-over-year. Bookings through other cities, including Boston, Indianapolis and San Francisco, have also increased over 2014 results.
Overall, booked room nights in the Dominican Republic are up by more than 20 percent. Along with growth in Punta Cana and La Romana, Delta Vacations is also seeing increasing interest in Samana. Booked room nights to the destination are up by nearly triple digits year-over-year.
Delta Vacations is also seeing increased demand for adults-only resorts in the Dominican Republic. For 2015, bookings for adults-only resorts are up by more than 40 percent, year-over-year. Group travel bookings to the Dominican Republic by more than 20 percent for the same period.
Much of this growth is with Delta Vacations’ strategic hotel and resort partners, which include AMResorts, Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts, Barceló Hotels and Resorts, Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, RIU Hotels and Resorts and others. Delta Vacations’ Dominican Republic bookings for 2016 with these and other partners are already up more than 80 percent year-over-year from 2015.
Delta Vacations credits the growth to scheduled increases in Delta’s service to the Dominican Republic between March 2015 and February 2016, new resort and product offerings in the Dominican Republic, and infrastructure improvements in the destination, particularly its highway system.