Oktoberfest in Santo Domingo and Santiago
Eddy Herrera at Agora Mall
Growth in cosmetic medical tourism
Ranch tourism takes off in Dominican Republic



Oktoberfest in Santo Domingo and Santiago
Supermercados Nacional is joining the trend to celebrate Oktoberfest in the Dominican Republic with a 40% off all “ale and lager” beers on Tuesday, 2 October 2018. The supermarket chain is also promoting a 25% off Angus Beef certified hamburgers.

Likewise, many restaurants around the country have special offerings commemorating the German tradition for the evenings. In Santo Domingo, check out: Cultura Cervecera (Rafael Augusto Sánchez 96B), Vino a Beber (Calle Ramón Corripio 31) and Vienna Caribe (Autopista 30 de Mayo). And of course, the Centro Dominico-Aleman at Calle Isabel la Catolica 212 in the Colonial City. The cultural center hosts its multicultural German market from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, 6 October 2018.

In Santiago, on Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 October 2018, the Central Park (off Av. Bartolomé Colon) of the city has prepared a special Oktoberfest event, with the backing of the German Embassy in the Dominican Republic.

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Eddy Herrera at Agora Mall
Go shopping and then merengue dancing. The Agora Mall is now featuring “Acoustic Wednesdays” starting at 7pm at the mall. For starters, merengue star Eddy Herrera will be performing at the Chao Café Bar of Agora Mall in Santo Domingo on 17 and 31 October. Tickets are for sale online at Uepa Tickets, and at Jumbo, Supermercados Nacional. These cost RD$800.


Growth in cosmetic medical tourism
In the country it is estimated that around 40,000 cosmetic surgery procedures are carried out each year, of which more than 80% involve patients coming from abroad, especially Dominicans living overseas, or foreigners accompanied by Dominicans.

This high demand has led to a need for “recovery homes” where patients can stay following surgery and receive supervision from a healthcare professional.

In Santo Domingo there are between 80 and 100 of such establishments, the cost of which is usually included in the package offered by the surgery and the patients are transferred some 48 hours after surgery to recover.
Some of the after surgery case facilities were originally family homes, and some hotels which have fitted out rooms for this purpose. However, some patients choose to stay in apartment towers or other spaces which are not suitable for medical care. Most of these facilities are not registered or supervised by the health authorities, with the Department of Authorization and Accreditation at the Ministry of Health only having eight of these on record,
Doctor Bruno Calderón, director of the Department of Authorization and Accreditation at the Ministry of Health, says that they are making an effort to formalize this sector and asks the public to report any irregularities so that his department can intervene. Irregularities would include that these centers must have a maximum of two beds in each bedroom, have an en suite bathroom, not be located in tower blocks, and there should be no animals present in the home or room.

The surgeries most in demand are breast augmentation and reduction and liposuction with the average age being between 25 and 40 and most patients come from the United States, Puerto Rico and Spain. In the last few years there has been an increase in patients from African countries.

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Ranch tourism takes off in Dominican Republic
Large country homes are being opened up to foreign and domestic tourism nationwide. A report in Diario Libre focuses on several of these large homes with expanded lodging capacity and full day activities programs. Among those mentions is Rancho Don Rey in Hato Mayor, Rancho Doña Callita in El Cercado, El Seibo. Others are Rancho Capote, also in Hato Mayor, nearby to the Fun Fun Cave that is managed by the Barceló family. Also Rancho La Cueva in Miches, near the Limón and Esmeralda beaches.

https://www.diariolibre.com/economia...ste-NA10899015