No cash for AA payments at Puerto Plata International
Expo Atlántico 2018 in Puerto Plata
No visas needed for citizens of 150 countries to visit DR
The “Smiles” campaign of the Ministry of Tourism



No cash for AA payments at Puerto Plata International
American Airlines announced that as of 1 September 2018 it will no longer be accepting cash for transactions at the Gregorio Luperón International Airport in Puerto Plata, on the north coast. The airline had already implemented the measure at the Punta Cana International Airport. Only credit or debit cards are now being accepted for passengers to purchase airline tickets or pay luggage charges. The airline is implementing the measure in its airports around the world. It is already effective in Miami International, John F. Kennedy International, Curacao International, Los Angeles International and Dallas/Fort Worth International, among other airports the airline flies into. American has direct flights from Puerto Plata to Charlotte (CLT) and Miami (MIA).


Expo Atlántico 2018 in Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata is hosting the Expo Atlántico 2018 from Thursday, 30 August to 2 September 2018. The multi-sectorial fair will take place at the Polideportivo de Puerto Plata, in the city center. The theme this year is “Towards Sustainable Tourism.” The event is organized by Medios Creativos and this year has deals so that micro, small and medium-sized companies can host stands promoting their goods and services. An estimated 50 companies will be participating.
https://www.listindiario.com/economi...expo-atlantico


No visas needed for citizens of 150 countries to visit DR
The Dominican Republic is open for tourism. In effect, citizens from 150 countries can visit without visas, most paying the US$10 tourist charge that now is included in the airline ticket fare for all tickets sold online or abroad.

See the listing on the DGII website whereby it highlights that any citizen that already has received a European Union, United States, Canada or United Kingdom visa or is a citizen of those countries can enter with just the US$10 charge for the tourist card.

The Dominican Republic is the leading tourist destination in the Caribbean.

http://www.dgii.gov.do/tarjetaTurist...s/default.aspx


The “Smiles” campaign of the Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic “Smiles” promotional campaign is highlighting the country’s diverse offerings. The promotional slant is part of the overall Dominican Republic “Has It All” general campaign, but now takes a shift to focus on what research has shown to be its most-valued resource – the warm and hospitable people of the country.

The recently launched “Smiles” campaign features the country’s distinguishing factors that motivate contagious smiles across tourists and locals alike. The Ministry of Tourism reports that the ‘Smiles’ campaign offers a fresh approach to destination advertising by promoting one of our country’s most valuable, yet intangible assets – happiness – which is not just a feeling in our country, but a way of life, “said Magaly Toribio, marketing advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism.

“The campaign uses striking visual imagery and engaging and eloquent content to capture the true warm and welcoming essence of Dominican Republic, while extending a personal invitation to visitors from all corners of the world to experience it first-hand, provoking an endless and contagious smile,” says Toribio.

Among other media, two videos have been produced to showcase the wide range of offerings. One shows Santo Domingo as the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean and then takes viewers to the iconic white-sand shores of the east coast in Juan Dolio, La Romana and Punta Cana “where reality exceeds dreams”. A second video invites visitors to explore the north coast and partake in adrenaline pumping activities such as kite surfing in Cabarete, cultural exploration in Puerto Plata, endless natural beauty in Samaná and enjoy the gastronomic delights in Sosúa and Miches.

For the first seven months of the year, more than 4.1 million visitors have entered the country, a 5.9% increase over the same time in 2017, as reported by the Central Bank.

The Ministry of Tourism says that most tourists still come for sun and our sandy beaches, but the campaign seeks to expand visitor knowledge of other offerings such as golf, culture, gastronomy and adventure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qugEWlhc_14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b233AfmYA8


Ivanka Trump stayed at the Amanera Playa Grande
Ivanka Trump got away from it all spending time at the luxury Amanera Playa Grande of the Aman hotel chain on the weekend of Friday 10 August to Monday, 13 August 2018. The news story did not say if she came with husband Jared and their family. Ivanka Trump is the daughter of US President Donald Trump.

The Amanera resort has a two-bedroom casa and 24 freestanding “casitas” perched atop 60-foot cliffs at the western end of the Playa Grande beach in Cabrera, Maria Trinidad Sanchez province on the north coast. The hotel also owns the Robert Trent Jones Playa Grande Golf Course.

https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanera
https://dr1.com/forums/showthread.ph...it+The+Amanera