President Abinader predicts July will close with arrival of 500,000 tourists

Eugene_A

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Take a ride to the airport. Let us know where the people on the 50 plus packed flights are going when they land. The airport is so busy they had to open Terminal B again........................
Well, maybe you have to take a ride to the beach and see what happens there, and compare it to what it was before the pandemic.

When resorts were full, it was difficult sometimes to find a beach lounge chair available, all were occupied. Now I walk on the beach in front of the resorts, and all beach lounge chairs are empty. But of course, you don't see it if you spend all day at the airport. There's more people on the beach on weekends, but all of those are Dominicans. And it's deserted Mon-Fri. I am here in the area since July 1st, and I drive daily to different beaches, and I know perfectly how it was before Covid, because I used to spend a few days in the resorts every month.
 

Lobo Tropical

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ARRIVALS AT PUNTA CANA AIRPORT (PUJ) - TODAY - 12PM - 5:59 PM​


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12:03 pm
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12:04 pm
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Avianca

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New York (JFK)
12:14 pm
AA2443
American Airlines
B
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Medellin (MDE)
12:20 pm
AV220
Avianca
A
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Orlando (MCO)
12:26 pm
NK1020
Spirit Airlines
A
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Baltimore (BWI)
12:35 pm
WN831
Southwest Airlines
B
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Toronto (YYZ)
12:35 pm
WG450
Sunwing
A
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Charlotte (CLT)
12:43 pm
AA1639
American Airlines
B
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New York (JFK)
12:45 pm
DL1994
Delta Air Lines
B
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Terceira (TER)
12:48 pm
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NetJets Europe

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Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
12:58 pm
B6173EK6675
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A
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Chicago (ORD)
01:01 pm
F980
Frontier Airlines
B
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Newark (EWR)
01:12 pm
UA1514
United Airlines
A
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Atlanta (ATL)
01:31 pm
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Miami (MIA)
01:36 pm
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American Airlines
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Newark (EWR)
01:45 pm
B61015
JetBlue Airways
A
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New York (JFK)
01:51 pm
B61869
JetBlue Airways
A
Landed - On-time [+]
San Juan (SJU)
02:14 pm
F939
Frontier Airlines
B
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Santo Domingo (SDQ)
02:20 pm
TB181TB182
TUI flyTUI fly
A
Scheduled [+]
Dulles (IAD)
02:30 pm
UA1661
United Airlines
A
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Chicago (ORD)
02:33 pm
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United Airlines
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Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
02:35 pm
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Spirit Airlines
A
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Charlotte (CLT)
02:39 pm
AA1069
American Airlines
B
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San Juan (SJU)
02:43 pm
B62931
JetBlue Airways
A
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Atlanta (ATL)
02:45 pm
DL1916KL6454
Delta Air LinesKLM Royal Dutch Airlines
B
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Dallas (DFW)
02:46 pm
SY739
Sun Country Airlines
B
En Route [+]
Miami (MIA)
02:49 pm
AA1546
American Airlines
B
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Philadelphia (PHL)
02:49 pm
AA336
American Airlines
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Houston (IAH)
03:00 pm
UA625
United Airlines
A
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Baltimore (BWI)
03:05 pm
WN6811
Southwest Airlines
B
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Paris (CDG)
03:20 pm
AF741KL2235
Air FranceKLM Royal Dutch Airlines
A
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Orlando (MCO)
03:30 pm
F920
Frontier Airlines
B
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Panama City (PTY)
03:45 pm
CM352
Copa Airlines
B
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Frankfurt (FRA)
03:55 pm
DE2226
Condor
A
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Dallas (DFW)
04:09 pm
AA1534
American Airlines
B
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San Juan (SJU)
04:17 pm
B6331
JetBlue Airways
A
Scheduled - On-time [+]
Charlotte (CLT)
04:30 pm
AA1800
American Airlines
B
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PCMike

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I am laughing at a guy that lives 6 hours away and has not spent one minute in Punta Cana since the pandemic, and likely never set foot in PC mouthing off about what is going on here. And the other genius living in Mass. US knows even less...
Hey Sky, if the picture is rosy as you say, the banks would not be calling me. I would not worry about where my daughters are going to school this year. I would not look a travel forums like trip advisor and see only 5 posts a day when in anything close to normal there would be 100 posts a day. I would not find Playa Macao so peaceful, much like it was back in the 2010 days. I would hire back the 2 residents who had to move out of the country to find work.

I think your idea of positive vibes is not based on the reality of what is really going on. Most guests are scared shipless of leaving the resorts. In the grand scheme, this does very little for the 1000's who provide tourism support and promotion. We are the forgotten ones unfortunately. BUT...the bank seems to remember me!

BTW...do you own a tourism based company in the country?
 

SKY

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Balance of hotel reopening: SD at 100%, the East rises to 85%​


All I know is that the hotels here are doing better than before the pandemic. Can't say anything about banks calling you. That is your problem..........................

 

windeguy

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I am laughing at a guy that lives 6 hours away and has not spent one minute in Punta Cana since the pandemic, and likely never set foot in PC mouthing off about what is going on here. And the other genius living in Mass. US knows even less.........................
I have little interest in Punta Cana, that is for sure. Correct that I never spent any time in what is today called Punta Cana ever. AI resorts are not my thing.

A 70% vaccination rate, fully vaccinated in Altagracia Province? That is dreaming in technicolor and believing propaganda along with fake news.

That said, I suspect all of the DR will be open soon. It's all about the money. And everyone that wants one has had time to be vaccinated.
 

Eugene_A

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Feb 12, 2021
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Too bad about the sea weed problem. That stinks for PC.
This year seaweeds really stink. You go to the beach and it smells like sewer. It's got a little bit better in a last couple of days, but new seaweeds still keep coming. I actually wanted to rent for a year here, but I have changed my mind and I said that one month is enough for now, I'll see how this seaweed problem will develop. Because all last years it was just an unpleasant view, but now it really stinks. I would not recommend to go on vacation to Punta Cana at all.
 

SKY

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Protocol to open the provinces with 70% vaccination rate fine-tuned​


Santo Domingo, DR
Luis Abinader informed yesterday that he is working together with the health authorities to define the protocol for the full reopening and eliminating the curfew in the provinces that are reaching 70% of vaccinated against the virus with the two doses.

 

windeguy

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Exactly what I have been stating and I quote:

The head of state reiterated that the Dominican population has to “learn to live with it” since he understands that Covid-19 will continue as a disease like influenza and the common flu.
 

windeguy

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Now for the CV19 64,000 Peso Question: How is this going to happen?

“I want not one Dominican to remain unvaccinated, that is what will lead us to normalization,” said President Abinader after receiving the third booster dose against Covid-19 at the San Carlos Sports Club.