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    La Romana to get direct flight from Moscow
    Jazz Nights at the Acrópolis Center
    Travel up 5.9% for first seven months of 2017
    Cnco at Casa de Campo



    La Romana to get direct flight from Moscow
    The Dominican Civil Aviation Board has given Russian charter airline Azur Air Limited the green light to operate the Moscow-La Romana flight route. The airline has also requested permission to fly from Yekaterinburg to Punta Cana from Kolstovo International Airport. This would be the first time the Dominican Republic is connected directly with Yekaterinburg, the fourth largest Russian city after Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk. Yekaterinburg is located in mid-west Russia.

    AzurAir has yet to announce when the flights would start.
    The Dominican Civil Aviation Board also approved new flight routes for the Russian airline LLC Nordwind from Moscow to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.

    Luis Ernesto Camilo, president of the JAC, said these new flights are evidence that the Russian market continues to grow and is bringing new destinations and new routes to the country.

    Camilo said that at the close of June 2017, travel to and from Russia was at 231,288 passengers, 163,415 more than for the same period in 2016. He said in 2014 and 2015, travel from Russia was affected when economic penalties caused the suspension of operations of several charter airlines. Russian airlines selling charters are AzurAir, Rossiya, Nord Wind and Pegas Fly.


    Jazz Nights at the Acrópolis Center
    Acrópolis Center is adding Wednesday jazz nights at the Atrium of Acrópolis Center. The Jazz Nights at Acrópolis begin this Wednesday, 16 August 2017 (a national holiday) with the performance of Jordi Masalles and Tiempo Libre. Playing are Jordi Masalles (drums), Josean Jacobo (piano), Papito Santana (base), Gury Abreu (saxophone). Enjoy an evening of classic jazz, Latin jazz, blues, swing, funk, bossa and more. Music starts at 6pm. The event is organized by Fernando Rodríguez de Mondesert of Jazz en Dominicana. No cover.

    The Acrópolis Center is located a short walking distance from the JW Marriot and Real InterContinental hotels on the Av. Winston Churchill.


    Travel up 5.9% for first seven months of 2017
    5.9% more tourists traveled to the Dominican Republic from January to July 2017, compared to the same period in 2016 according to Central Bank statistics. The Central Bank reported that for the first seven months of the year, non-resident foreign and Dominican arrivals were 3,879,334 or 216.456 more than for the same period in 2016.

    The overall estimate of the number of air passengers, including residents and non-residents, was 4,239,081, representing a 6.2% increase compared to January-July 2016.

    Travel from the European continent was up 21.3% or 143,004 more passengers for the period. This was primarily due to the increases in travel from Russia (up 89,755 passengers), the United Kingdom (12,766), Germany (8,476), Switzerland (5,230), Spain (5,018), Portugal (3,876), Ukraine (3,718) and France (3,542).

    https://www.bancentral.gov.do/public...lujo-Turistico


    Cnco at Casa de Campo
    Altos de Chavón, the 5,000-seat amphitheater in La Romana, will be presenting Cnco’s Más Allá Tour on Saturday, 16 September 2017. The concert is part of the trend for resorts to include among their attractions worldclass performers.

    Cnco is an American pop boy band formed in 2015 after becoming the winning members of the first season of the La banda singing competition series created by Simon Cowell and produced by Ricky Martin. Tickets are for sale at Uepa Tickets.

    Listen to their music at:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VguLwmVzOOc

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    Travel up 5.9% for first seven months of 2017 [/B]
    5.9% more tourists traveled to the Dominican Republic from January to July 2017, compared to the same period in 2016 according to Central Bank statistics. The Central Bank reported that for the first seven months of the year, non-resident foreign and Dominican arrivals were 3,879,334 or 216.456 more than for the same period in 2016.



    IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT 0.0% OF THIS INCREASE IN PASSENGERS MAKE IT TO THE SAMANA PENINSULA FOR THEIR STAYS- IT'S GREAT FOR PC AND THE EAST COAST BUT TOUGH TO GET EXCITED ABOUT THESE NUMBERS FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.

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    Certainly the north coast is suffering greatly. Never been deader in the past 10 years. There are new projects, like the illegal construction paid off by Lifestyles in Cabarete, the renovation of the old Breezes resort in Cabarete which is under way, some of the resorts in Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata being revamped, and strong rumors about several more developments near Sosua (by Scientologists).

    A major problem is the cost of air fare and the difficulty of connections when using POP airport.

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