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Real people tell about The Real DR

The Ministry of Tourism has launched a new repositioning advertising campaign centered around tourist testimonials, third-party endorsements and brand partnerships. The Ministry explains that “The Real DR” is part of a multi-pronged marketing campaign that invites travelers to experience the Dominican Republic’s brand through the unscripted statements, stories and testimonials of actual tourists. The campaign …
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US travelers prefer Punta Cana for Thanksgiving

Punta Cana is the top domestic and international destination for this Thanksgiving holiday, according to the leading travel insurance company Allianz Global Assistance. This is the first time that the Dominican Republic dominates the ranking after climbing seven positions and dethroning Cancún in Mexico, the preferred destination since the study began in 2015. “Our survey …
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Where to shop for Dominican designer clothes?

A new store at Agora Mall in Santo Domingo is selling Dominican designer clothes, including designer bathing suits. Dominican designer Jenny Polanco is the curator and her daughter, architect Carla Quiñones, the organizer of “Dominican Selection,” a space for locally designed apparel. Mother and daughter present “Creado Aquí” a seasonal store on the third floor …
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Oscar de la Renta retrospective opens at Centro Leon in Santiago

A show at the Eduardo León Cultural Center in Santiago explores the 50-year career of the late Dominican-born designer Oscar de la Renta. “Being Oscar de la Renta” opened on 22 November 2019 and will run until March 2020. Dominican Sara Hermann curated the retrospective. The show by itself is more than enough reason to …
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A first resort coming to Bahía de las Aguilas?

On occasion of the inauguration of a family-friendly section at the Now Onyx Punta Cana, Apple Leisure Group’s chairman, Alex Zozaya announced the company would soon be including a property in southwestern Bahía de las Aguilas, as reported in Diario Libre. The announcement is the first for a major tourism operation for the environmentally-protected southwestern …
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World Travel Market success for the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic mission to the 40th World Travel Market (WTM) held recently in London, England announced a 33% increase in long haul flights to the country from the airports of Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester to Punta Cana for in 2020. During the WTM, Magaly Toribio, marketing consultant to the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, …