Over 2 million Americans travel to the Dominican Republic every year, but following a number of mysterious deaths on the island, tourists are rethinking whether they want to travel there.
So far nine Americans have died in the Dominican Republic in the last year and dozens more have reported illnesses, raising concerns about the safety and security of travelers.
Tourism officials on the island say as of now the cases are isolated events, but reports suggest tainted alcohol could be the culprit.
The FBI in conjunction with local authorities are investigating the deaths, however results are not expected for weeks.
With so many unanswered questions, travelers are thinking twice about their summer getaway to the Caribbean nation.
“We have a survey out in the field…the early signs are that demand has been curtailed somewhat…how long it lasts is really going to be up to the Dominican Republic government and the result of the FBI investigation,” Zane Kirby, president of the American…