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Gol scheduled to land at SDQ on 15 December

Gol, the 11-year old low-cost Brazilian carrier, has announced the start of daily flights to Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport from the cities of Rio de Janeiro (Galeao), Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) with the first flights starting 15 December. Airline spokesman Mauricio Emboaba Moreira told the press that the flights are part of the company’s …
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DR wins IAGTO 2013 Golf Destination of the Year Award

For the second year in a row the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the international golf industry trade association, has awarded the Dominican Republic the prestigious IAGTO honor as the Caribbean and Latin America’s “most unforgettable golf destination.” The Ministry of Tourism said that the DR was named the “2013 Golf Destination of the …
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Body Worlds the exhibition open at Agora Mall

Gunther von Hagens’ leading international exhibition Body Worlds is open at Agora Mall in Santo Domingo until the end of February. Described as life changing, this exhibit has visited more than 70 cities worldwide and has been seen by more than 35 million people. Especially educational, children and adults can see for themselves, for instance, …
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6.84% increase in non-resident arrivals from Jan-Oct 2012

Arrivals of non-resident passengers by air were up 6.84% for the first three quarters of the year. From January to October 2012, 242,648 more travelers came, for a total of 3,788,845 non-resident arrivals. Of this total, 209,465 were foreign non-resident arrivals. The increase is attributed to promotional campaigns in international markets that have led to …
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Where tourists visiting the DR come from

Most tourists visiting the Dominican Republic are from the United States and Canada, reporting an increase of 188,809 tourists. A total of 45,228 more travelers came from South America. This counterbalanced the decline in travelers from Europe, with 30,522 fewer visitors. Traditional source markets such as the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany showed declines. There …
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Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco in Santo Domingo

Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco show is on at the Palacio de los Deportes arena from 22-25 November. Tickets are RD$1,500, RD$3,000, RD$4,000 and RD$6,000. Created in 1992, Saltimbanco is a recreation of the longest-running Cirque du Soleil show that still continues to tour around the world. The word Saltimbanco, literally “to jump on a bench” …