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Glider pilot makes it from North Carolina to Montecristi

Cardiologist Douglas Bournigal became the first aviator to arrive on a direct flight from North Carolina to Montecristi. He did so on a Stemme AG sport glider aircraft from North Carolina to Montecristi. The Montecristi airfield was made international for the event. Bournigal was accompanied on the flight by his 85-year old uncle, Lionel Bournigal. …
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Take Southwest from Fort Lauderdale to Punta Cana

Southwest Airlines has begun flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), opening up Punta Cana resort vacations for those seeking carefree weekends. The airline is a low cost option for travelers seeking to connect through Fort Lauderdale to the extensive Southwest United States domestic network. The airline also provides for …
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Increase in British tourists 

According to a new report by PUCMM University, called “Bulletin on Travel and Tourism United Kingdom-Dominican Republic” prepared in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic (BritCham) and covering the three months from September to November 2017, the number of Britons coming to the country has increased over the past five …
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DR resorts make Conde Nast Traveler Best in the World 2017 list

The November 2017 print edition of Conde Nast Traveler magazine lists five Dominican resorts among the top 60 chosen for the Caribbean region. These are: Sanctuary Cap Cana (97.3 / 11th), Casa de Campo (95.98 / 18th), Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro (94.74 / 27th), Barceló Bávaro Palace (92.52 / 41st), Tortuga Bay (89.19 / 50th). …
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Hurricanes affect tourism: Travel down 13.3% in September

Hurricanes Irma (7 September 2017) and Maria (21 September 2017) affected travel to the Dominican Republic. Central Bank tourism statistical report reveals that in September, 47,701 less visitors arrived, which translates to a 13.3% decline compared to September 2016. A large number of flights had to be cancelled from numerous destinations, affecting arrivals of tourists. …