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    Default DR1 Travel News - 28 March 2017

    Discover Puerto Plata MarketPlace
    SJU-SDQ ferry resumes 3 May 2017
    Government announces tender for new Puerto Plata-Santiago road
    DATE set for 3-5 May 2017

    Discover Puerto Plata MarketPlace
    Puerto Plata announces the celebration of the Discover Puerto Plata MarketPlace on 4-6 October 2017. The event is in its 6th year and is the leading marketing event for north coast tourism businesses. For the first time there will be pre-set business to business rounds at the event. 

    The travel fair and booking event this year will be held at the new Blue JackTar in Playa Dorada. Excursions are organized so participants can check out attractions and hotels in Puerto Plata. 

    Jakaira Cid, the director of the Puerto Plata Destination Tourism Cluster (CTDPP), says the event is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. 

    In making the announcement, Cid highlighted that the site was previously where the first resort was located, a project that marked the takeoff of the hospitality industry in the north coast. 

    The theme of the event this year is sustainable tourism, in line with the calling from the World Tourism Organization for building a more responsible and committed tourism sector. For more information, write to [email protected] or call 809 320-1259

    SJU-SDQ ferry resumes 3 May 2017
    The Santo Domingo-San Juan, Puerto Rico ferry will sail again starting Wednesday, 3 May 2017. The ferry offers overnight service to Puerto Rico and is popular because of extra baggage allowances and competitive fares compared to air travel. The company is using a newly refurbished ferry that previously served Greek routes. 

    Operated by Ferries del Caribe, the ferry has capacity to transport 1,750 passengers. It has 175 cabins, tax-free stores, restaurants, and vehicle transport. 

    Departures from San Juan are at 7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with arrivals in Santo Domingo at 8am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  There are also departures from Santo Domingo on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7pm, with arrivals to San Juan on Wednesdays, Fridays and Mondays at 8am. 

    Passengers taking a cabin are allowed up to three luggage pieces without extra charge. 

    Other passengers are offered the option of a night of partying prior to arriving to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Santo Domingo or the other way around.

    Government announces tender for new Puerto Plata-Santiago road
    The Ministry of Public Works is serious about building a fourth road connecting Puerto Plata to Santiago. The Ministry of Public Works is announcing advances in the preparing of the tender for the new road. 

    The 22 km road would be the shortest, linking Santiago to the Puerto Plata in an estimated 23-minute drive. Passengers could then also fly into the Cibao International Airport (STI) and still be a short distance away from north coast destinations. 

    Minister of Public Works Gonzalo Castillo said the road would start at Km 18 of the Avenida Circunvalación Norte in Santiago to Gran Parada in the Montellano municipality. The new route would put drivers only 6 km away from the Puerto Plata International Airport. 

    Castillo also announced the government has planned the expansion to four lanes of the Navarette-Puerto Plata road to happen in 2017. 

    DATE set for 3-5 May 2017
    Preparations are advancing for the celebration of the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE). The event this year will take place from 3 to 5 May 2017 at the convention center of the Barcelo Bavaro Beach in Bavaro, Punta Cana. 

    DATE was created to provide a professionally organized business exchange where international wholesalers, tour operators, incentive groups, airlines, and charters operators (buyers) can meet and conduct business with the Dominican Republic's leading tourism suppliers.

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    Nice article regarding tender information and government rules


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