JAC: Record year for air travel
Pinturas Popular funds restoring Botanical Gardens floral clock
Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog ready for 5th Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC)
Electric Paradise lineup for Cap Cana



JAC: Record year for air travel
Air passenger traffic at the nation’s international airports reached 12,143,175 passengers from January to October 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Board (JAC). This is an increase of 5.28% over last year, meaning 607,959 more travelers in 2018 than during the same period in 2017. Travel in October 2018 alone was 939,892, up 4% when compared to October 2017.

JAC estimates that volume of travelers should reach a record 14.5 million by December 2018, around 700,000 more than in 2017.

54% of all air travel has entered or departed via the Punta Cana International Airport. Las Americas International in Santo Domingo had the second highest traffic at 25.6%.

JetBlue is the leading air carrier to the country, transporting 21% of all passengers. Next in volume are Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Copa, United Airlines, Southwest, Avianca, Thomsonfly, Azur Air and Air Europa.

According to the JAC, the top most trafficked routes are:
New York to Las Americas in Santo Domingo
New York to El Cibao in Santiago.
Panamá to Punta Cana
Las Americas to Miami
Toronto to Punta Cana
Punta Cana to Madrid
Las Americas to Atlanta
Punta Cana to New York
Punta Cana to Lima

http://www.jac.gob.do/index.php/noti...o-octubre-2018


Pinturas Popular funds restoring Botanical Gardens floral clock
A leading Santo Domingo tourist attraction is getting a much-needed facelift. Pinturas Popular has come to the rescue of the iconic floral clock at the entrance of the Santo Domingo Botanical Gardens. The decorative clock has been out of order since 1998 when it was severely damaged during Hurricane Georges that pummeled the country. The clock measures 20 meters diameter and was designed by Italian clocksmith Giovanni Abramo.

Ricardo García, director of the Botanical Gardens, says the cost of the repair is estimated at RD$2 million began in early November and will take around three months. Pinturas Popular executive vice president Rubén Acevedo, and electronics expert Anthony Paulino of Innovaciones, are working on the restoration effort. The project engineer from Tecnológicas Dominicana is in charge of restarting the clock. The landscaping is responsibility of Plantas Tropicales and Ivelisse García and the artist Julio César Valentín is also contributing to the artistic look of the clock that welcomes visitors to the Botanical Gardens.

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Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog ready for 5th Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC)

The Casa de Campo golf courses will host the 5th Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), with the participation of golfers from 30 countries. In a press conference to give details on the competition, Mark Lawrie, director for the Caribbean of LAAC said that the event is the most important regional golf tournament. He praised the golf courses in Casa de Campo. The event will be played at the legendary Teeth of the Dog golf course from 17 to 20 January 2018.

Lawrie said that the event is a boost for the positioning of the Dominican Republic as the leading golf destination in the Caribbean, but will also serve to motivate more locals to take up the sport, said engineer Rafael Villalona, president of the Dominican Golf Federation.

Founded by the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the USGA, the LAAC was established to further develop amateur golf in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Around 108 competitors are expected, with a minimum handicap of 5.4.

The golfers are coming from Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paragay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The tournament is played under the Stroke Play format to 72 holes, with a cut for the first 50 players plus ties after the 36 holes. The winner receives an invitation to compete at the Master Tournament, extension for the Amateur Championship organized by The R&A.

Founded by the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the USGA, the LAAC was established to further develop amateur golf in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

This is the second time that Casa de Campo hosts the championship. When it did so first in 2016, The 2019 LAAC will mark the championship’s return to Casa de Campo, which hosted the event in 2016. It was then that Costa Rica’s Paul Chaplet claimed the title and went on to become the first player from Central America to compete in the Masters and the second-youngest competitor in Masters history at 16 years old.

http://www.laacgolf.com/latin-americ...ublic-in-2019/


Electric Paradise lineup for Cap Cana
Electric Paradise announces the full lineup for the three-stage festival. The event is scheduled for 22 December 2018 at Cap Cana on the Punta Cana beach coastline. The lineup that features Cardi B, combines hip-hop, electronic, indie, pop and underground scene.

The 2018 event will feature (in alphabetical order):
Omar Andino, Bedouin, Anstacia Corniere and Vivie-Ann Bakos (Blond:ish), Cardi B, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence (Disclosure), Don Diablo, Indie superstars Foster the People, Guy Gerber, Hyper, J Balvin, Jack Novak, Krewella, KSHMR, Lauren Lane, Major Lazer, Ozuna, Riccie Oriach, Seth Troxler, The Knocks, Vini Vici and Wiz Khalifa.

Tickets are available to purchase at www.electricparadise.com and uepatickets.com