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Las Americas shut down for three hours for safety

Las Americas International Airport was closed temporarily on the evening of 7 April for the repair of a detachment in the runway asphalt pavement surface, Aerodom, the Vinci airport concessionaire reported via X. Vinci/Aerodom reported that the airport closed in the understanding that safety is first. Luis José López, communications director for the airport, explained …
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Dominican Republic expects 12 million tourists in 2024; concerns about growing too fast

The Ministry of Tourism proudly announced the surpassing of 10 million visitors in 2023. Now, Deputy Minister of Tourism Jacqueline Mora tells Caribbean Journal the expectations are of reaching 12 million in 2024. In the interview, the minister addressed the concern about growing too fast to keep up with demand for trained staff. She was …
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Accommodations boom takes over Piantini; Las Americas International expands to meet demand

The city of Santo Domingo is experiencing a boom with the opening of international brand hotels. Monika Infante, president of the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster, estimates more than 1,500 hotel rooms are being added this year to the capital city accommodations inventory. Most of the rooms are opening in Piantini, the city business center that …
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Tourism Road: Ministry of Tourism promotes DR to Florida travel agents

The most recent Dominican Republic Tourism Tradeshow welcomed over 500 travel agents from North America and Latin America, as well as over 70 co-exhibitors, to the event on 3 April 2024 at the JW Marriott Marquis, in Miami, Florida. The Americas market represents 85 out of every 100 airline arrivals to the Dominican Republic. Attendees …
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Remote workers welcome in Santo Domingo

With thousands of accommodations in rental properties available, the city of Santo Domingo is welcoming digital nomads. The city is centrally located in the Dominican Republic, with weekend vacations to beach and mountain destinations easily accesible by traveling by good roads to the west, east, northwest, north and northeast of the country. Travel Off Path …