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Government seeks investor to renovate Puerto Plata Port

Victor Gomez Casanova, director of the Dominican Port Authority, announced the government is intent on restoring the Port of Puerto Plata for cruise ship visitations and cargo traffic. He made the announcement during the American Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Puerto Plata. Casanova reported that in 2016, Puerto Plata received 344,341 cruise ship visitors at …
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Big time merengue shows at the Puerto Plata Amphitheater

Milly Quezada, Miriam Cruz, El Conjunto Quisqueya, Alex Matos, Mark B, Divas by Jiménez, Pochy Familia con la Coco Band are booked for two 8:30pm December concerts at the Puerto Plata Amphitheater. Friday, 22 December 2017 will be an evening dedicated to merengue, with the performances of merengue greats Miriam Cruz and Milly Quezada, a …
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DR and Haiti sign aviation agreement

The Dominican Republic and Haiti have signed a preliminary aviation agreement after 19 years of disruption. The president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) Luis Ernesto Camilo for the Dominican Republic and the director general of Civil Aviation in Haiti, Olivier Jean, signed the memorandum of understanding for aviation services that will establish the legal …
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January-October tourism stats: one million tourists a month

From January to October 2017, some 10,107,257 passengers arrived or departed on regular flights and another 1,427,096 on charter flights from Dominican international airports. The total arrivals and departures were 11,534,353, according to data from the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC). An IDAC press release reports that from January to October 2017, there were 72,670 …
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FestiCoco Nagua from 15-19 November

The annual Coconut Festival of Nagua is being held from 15 to 19 November 2017 in northeastern Nagua, María Trinidad Sánchez province. There are stands for exhibition and sale of coconut-based products, food made with coconut ingredients, coconut arts and crafts, live cooking shows. Also on the program are beach activities, conferences, student contests, arts …
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Samana road repairal opens up new areas for visiting

The Ministry of Public Wors has announced it has finished Rancho Español-Batey Hormiga-El Majagual-Samaná city road in Samana. This will benefit farm, cattle ranching and tourism activities in Samana. The two-lane 8.6 km internal peninsular road has been fitted with retroreflective safety devices (cat’s eye) to facilitate evening driving. The road connects the communities of …
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Eurowings flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata

The low-cost long-haul airline Eurowings has begun direct flights from Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) in Germany to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). Promotional fares of EUR199 one way are being offered to kick start the long haul flight. The flight departs Dusseldorf at 1:40pm and arrives in Punta Cana at 4:25pm; the return flight departs …