Turpial Airlines adds Punta Cana
Isle of Light concert set for 14-15 April
Monte Plata’s religious sanctuary to become major attraction
Tourist cards to be billed with airline tickets




Turpial Airlines adds Punta Cana
Turpial Airlines announced twice a week flights to Santo Domingo and to Punta Cana from the Venezuelan city of Valencia. The private commercial airline is a Venezuelan capital investment.
The airline connects its base at the Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN) in Valencia, Venezuela with Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) on Mondays and Fridays. And the Valencia-Punta Cana-Valencia route is flown on Thursdays and Sundays from the Arturo Michelena International Airport to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

The airline was started in March 2016 and has flights to Bogota, Miami, Quito, Panama and Santo Domingo and Punta Cana.

http://infoturdominicano.com/rd/?p=40102


Isle of Light concert set for 14-15 April
Isle of Light, the electronic music festival, is happening 14-15 April 2018 at Faro de Punta Torrecilla in Sans Souci, on the eastern bank of the Ozama River. The event opens with the performances of DJs Bomba Estereo, Matthew Dear, Washed Out, Lonely C of Soul Clap.

Bad Bunny, Jowell & Randy and Mark B are set for Sunday, 15 April. Also announced are Pompeya, Salt Cathedral, Whitest Taino Alive, Los Master Plus, DelSonido.

https://www.isleoflight.com/


Monte Plata’s religious sanctuary to become major attraction
Monte Plata is betting on the RD$300 million Cristo de los Milagros sanctuary to lure tourists from Punta Cana resorts to visit the ecotouristic and cultural attractions in the central province. The tourists would connect from Punta Cana through Higuey and Hato Mayor.

President Danilo Medina, as part of his recent increase in backing to the Roman Catholic Church, has made available funds for the completion of the pilgrimage site, as reported in Diario Libre. The sanctuary would have capacity for 1,800 persons.

The rector of the sanctuary, Faustino Plasencia Rodriguez told Diario Libre reporters he is pleased with the pace of construction that if maintained would mean the sanctuary would be finished by summer this year. The Presidency has set a 28 December 2018 inaugural date.

The area for many years has been a popular retreat and summer camp site. It has several natural attractions, including the Salto Alto, Saltos de Sabana waterfalls. There are already several eco touristic lodgings in the area.


Tourist cards to be billed with airline tickets
As of 25 April 2018 airline tickets sold for flights to the Dominican Republic will include the US$10 tourist card charge. The airlines are now designated to collect the fees on behalf of the Tax Agency (DGII). This will reduce the long lines at entry airports in the country and make for a better experience for the visitors.

Tickets sold in the Dominican Republic will not include the tourist card charge. Airline tickets purchased by in transit passengers are also exempt.

Tax Agency General Norm 08-2018 also establishes that Dominicans, residents in the Dominican Republic, and accredited diplomats and foreign consular staff can request a refund at DGII designated offices and online at the DGII website if the request is placed within the 30 days of the issuing of the paid ticket.