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2010 Tourism Clusters Conference

The Dominican Republic has been chosen to host the first Competitiveness Institute-sponsored global thematic conference. Maria Victoria Abreu, technical deputy director of the National Competitiveness Council, made the announcement during the closing of the 2008 TCI Annual Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. More than 500 formally organized tourism clusters currently operate worldwide. The …
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Non-stop from Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue Airways have announced plans to fly non-stop from Santo Domingo to Fort Lauderdale in May 2009, subject to receiving the go-ahead from the government operating authority. JetBlue plans to operate its Santo Domingo service with 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. JetBlue inaugurated its Santo Domingo-San Juan, Puerto Rico connection on 3 December, flying an E1980. …
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Living museums for La Romana-Bayahibe

Indiana University is leading an initiative to turn the Captain Kidd shipwreck site discovered off Catalina Island in the eastern DR and three other underwater preserves into no-take, no-anchor “living museums.” The living museums will protect precious corals and other threatened biology in the surrounding reef systems under the supervision and support of the DR’s …