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Six challenges to keep Dominican tourism doing well

Diario Libre editorial page news analyst, lawyer and university professor Jose Luis Taveras wrote this past week about what was headlined in the newspaper “Five Brief Steps to Kill Tourism”. In an alert to the government and the industry, the acute writer pinpoints the contributions tourism makes, but also its vulnerability. He mentions tourism is …
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Anabel Bueno is new DR prepresentative to the WTO

Ambassador Anabel Bueno Santana presented her credentials as Dominican Republic’s Permanent Representative to the World Tourism Organization (UN-Tourism) to the Secretary General of said organization, Zurab Pololiskashvili on 25 January 2024. During the ceremony, Ambassador Bueno reaffirmed the commitment of the Dominican Republic to multilateralism and UN Tourism efforts, considering the importance of the tourism …
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History buffs delight; talks with leading historians as fundraiser for more flowers in the Colonial City

For the next three months (from 5 March to 18 June 2024), history buffs who understand Spanish are in for the treat of 17 talks by some of the country’s foremost historians. These are not ordinary history talks, as those who attended the first talk by Juan Daniel Balcacer, president of the Dominican Academy of …
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Caribbean art at Centro Leon

The Centro Leon in Santiago is inviting to its newest temporary exhibition, “El Tiempo de Todavía” that gathers works presented during the past six Caribbean Visual Art exhibitions that toured the region from 1984 to 2003. The exhibition features the talents of 50 exceptional artists from 13 Caribbean countries, including the Dominican Republic. Santiago is …
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Grupo Puntacana collaborates to expand Guyana’s main airport

Grupo Puntacana, the owner and operator of the largest airport in the Dominican Republic, the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a new terminal building at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport ((CJIA). In a statement, CJIA said that the MoU is an important step …
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Dominican Republic strengthens tourist safety; landmark agreement signed with US

In a historic move, the Dominican Republic has partnered with the US to strengthen tourist safety measures. Tourism Minister David Collado signed the agreement that is endorsed by the US Consulate, Tourist Police (Politur), and the Hotel and Tourism Association of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores). The agreement establishes a robust framework for managing incidents involving …