The country’s infrastructure changed drastically. Today new highways connect most of the resort and beach areas. The colonial zone in Santo Domingo is enjoying a facelift. New roads and sidewalks are being built, and utility cables are being buried underground.
More flights from the United States make the island more accessible, and major international hotel chains are targeting the DR, specifically Santo Domingo, for new properties.
Meantime, Carnival is bringing a ship a day to Santo Domingo’s cruise dock.
The DR sees about 7 million tourists per year; about 60% of these are from North America. President Danilo’s administration is trying to attract more Chinese tourists and has also targeted Israel with success. Cruise ship & Charters arrive 4 days a week to CapCana Marina.