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Charter and regular flights even out

Central Bank August statistics show that charter flights and scheduled flights transported a similar number of passengers to the country from January to August. Scheduled flights transported 1,234,068 passengers, while charters flew in 1,234,068 travelers. Las Americas received the largest number of regular flight travelers, with 804,580 travelers of 828,712 air arrivals at that Santo …
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Features on Punta Cana win prizes

Two feature stories on Punta Cana won awards during the 2nd Annual Worldwide Travel Writer/Photographer Awards Contest sponsored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. CTO announced the winners today during the 27th Caribbean Tourism Conference held in Aruba. Ron Cobb of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won the ?Best Feature Article in a Consumer Publication? for his …
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Dominicus is Blue Flag certified

La Laguna Beach (Dominicus) in Bayahibe, located in the province of La Altagracia, has been awarded the prestigious European Blue Flag International certification. Local hotels participating in the Blue Flag certification program are the Coral Canoa, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Palace, and Venta Club Gran Dominicus. The Blue Flag designation is …
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Xiomara Desimone to promote Sosua & Cabarete

On 1 October Xiomara Desimone, well-known for her efforts to promote tourism along the North Coast, became the new director of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Sosua and Cabarete (Ashoresoca). A 28-year-old Argentinean, she has studied business, strategic marketing and advertising. Prior to settling in the DR, she worked for three years in …