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2019 Santo Domingo ITU Triathlon World Cup

Franklin de la Cruz, president of the Dominican Triathlon Federation, announced Santo Domingo will host the Triathlon World Championship this weekend. The event has the support and endorsement of the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The event offers US$60,000 in cash prizes. The winner gets US$7,500. The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 November …
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Universal Aviation expands operations in the Dominican Republic

Universal Aviation Dominican Republic, a member of Universal Aviation, the worldwide ground handling division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has announced that it has expanded its Dominican operations to cover eight airports in the country. The company also announced it will be opening a centralized operations center at the La Isabela International Airport in …
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United adds a third frequency to its SDQ-EWR route

United Airlines has added a frequency from Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo to Newark International Airport (EWR) in the New Jersey-New York area. United now has three flights connecting New Jersey-New York area with Santo Domingo. The Santo Domingo departure times for the three-hour flight are 6:15am, 11:28am and 3:28pm. United is …
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Construction begins at the Margaritaville Island Reserve in the Punta Cana area

President Medina was in Cap Cana on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 for the ground-breaking ceremony for the Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana. The family-friendly resort will have 228 rooms and suites and is due to open in 2021. It will feature three swimming pools, a spa, a Parakeet’s Kids Club, seven restaurants and three bars, …
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Gilberto Santa Rosa, Bacilos and Ilegales in Punta Cana

Puerto Rican-Dominican salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa (El Caballero de la Salsa) will be delighting his fans with his Saturday, 2 November 2019 concert at the amphitheater of the BlueMall Punta Cana. The opening acts are by Bacilos (Latin pop) and Ilegales (Merenhouse trio) groups. Showtime: 9pm. General admission RD$5,955 online at Uepa Tickets. Tickets …
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Cubana cancels its flights to Santo Domingo

Cubana de Aviación, the Cuban government flag carrier, announced the cancellation of seven of its international flights, including flights to Santo Domingo. The airline blamed the cancellations on the intensification of the US embargo by the Trump administration. The international routes that have been cancelled are to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Mexico City and Cancún …
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Asonahores creates US$5 million promotional fund for Punta Cana

The National Hotels & Tourism Association (Asonahores) announced the creation of a US$5 million Tourism Promotion Fund. Asonahores president Paola Rainieri made the announcement during the American Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Rainieri explained the funds will be used to promote eastern beach destinations. The promotion fund is to complement actions …