In his third try, Mexican golfer wins Latin America Amateur Championship
AZUR Air changes airport of arrival in the Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata promotions in Boston, New York and Madrid
Carnival time draws attention to La Vega



In his third try, Mexican golfer wins Latin America Amateur Championship
Mexican Alvaro Ortiz won the Latin American Amateur Championship that took place 17-20 January 2019 at Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog golf course. The 23-year-old Ortiz earned a spot to play in the Augusta, Georgia, USA National in April 2019. If he chooses to stay amateur, he will be exempt into the final stage of qualifying for the US Open and British Open. He will be the first Mexican to play in the Masters since Victor Regalado in 1979. Ortiz had been a runner-up each of the last two years of the tournament. “It feels good to finally lift the trophy,” Ortiz said.

Golf Digest highlighted in their coverage of the event the good start of participating Dominican golfers Enrique Valverde and Juan Cayro Delgado.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/dom...lenty-to-cheer


Azur Air changes airport of arrival in the Dominican Republic
Russian airline Azur Air is now flying into La Romana Casa de Campo International Airport (LRM). The airline switched from Punta Cana International (PUJ) as of 1 January 2019. The Casa de Campo airport is around a half an hour drive from Punta Cana beach resort areas and the same from the Bayahibe-Dominicus beach resorts area.

The airline executives say that the new airport offers modern infrastructure and a less busy tarmac and terminal, for increased passenger comfort. The airline says this means that pre-flight procedures and baggage claim time is reduced.

http://www.wingsherald.com/azur-air-...ican-republic/


Puerto Plata promotions in Boston, New York and Madrid
The president of the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster (CTDPP), Roberto Casoni announced the north coast participation in important travel shows this January to promote Puerto Plata destination attractions. The Ministry of Tourism is backing the cluster with promotions in The Boston Globe trade show from 18-20 January at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston, The New York Times trade show from 25 to 27 January at the Jacob Javits Center) to increase visitations from the northeastern United States and the Fitur trade show in Madrid, Spain from 23-27 January at the Ifema venue for more European travelers.

The Puerto Plata Cluster announced the celebration of the Second Dominican Rum Festival for 19-20 July and the Discover Marketplace for 18-20 September 2019.


Carnival time draws attention to La Vega
The central city of La Vega and its Union Carnavalesca announce preparations for the Carnaval Vegano 2019. The La Vega carnival is the most traditional in the country.

For Carnival, the city fills the Jose Horacio Rodríguez Ave (Flamboyanes) and the Profesor Juan Bosch Avenue with carnival activities. This year, there will also be activities on the Avenida Pedro A. Rivera.

Roberto Rodriguez, of the carnival organizers, said that on Sundays 3, 10, 17 and 24 February 2019, the famous Diablo Cojuelos will lead the carnival parades in the city. The city has also programmed major entertainment with leading urban and tropical music performers for the Sundays in La Vega. Performers that are booked for this year are:
Omega, Ala Jazá, Toño Rosario, Miriam Cruz, Fernando Villalona, Los Hermanos Rosario, Héctor Acosta, Eddy Herrera, Sergio Vargas and Rubby Pérez. Also bachata singers Raulín Rodríguez, Elvis Martínez, Banda Real, Yovanny Polanco, El Prodigio and Krisspy. Urban music performers El Alfa, Mozart La Para, Don Miguelo, La Insuperable, Secreto, Mark B, Shelow Shaq, Vakeró, Shadow Blow and El Nene La Amenazy have also been booked.