2021 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Iberia has more flights to DR now than before the pandemic

Iberia Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary of flying to Latin America adding more frequencies to its flights to the Dominican Republic, a destination served since 1967. Víctor Moneo, Iberia’s Latin American Sales and Institutional Agreements director, told Aviacionline that the Dominican Republic is the first destination in Latin America to offer more Iberia frequencies …
2021 Travel News ArchiveTravel

New public access to make it easier to visit Esmeralda Beach

The Ministry of Tourism is investing RD$51 million to provide new public access to Esmeralda Beach in Miches, El Seibo province. The project is funded and carried out by the Ministry of Tourism’s Executing Committee for Infrastructure in Tourist Zones (Ceiztur). Miches is north of the Punta Cana area and there is easy road access. …
2021 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Las Americas has a third departure hall

Vinci Airports’s Aerodom announced it now has available new space on the third level of the Las Americas International Airport for security and migration services for departing passengers. Las Americas is second in traffic in the country, only behind Punta Cana International Airport. The new area becomes available as part of the expansion project of …
2021 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Making Samana better; Ministry of Tourism improves infrastructure

President Luis Abinader was in Samaná province on Monday, 18 October 2021 where he announced the start of new infrastructures. The President announced the start of construction of a dock for fisher boats in Sánchez and a plaza for the fishermen and restaurants in coordination with the Samana municipality. RD$500 million is being made available …
2021 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Russians stake claim of Dominican beach destinations; New record set for longest direct flight from Siberia

Four Russian airlines serve nine cities in Russia and bring tourists on direct flights to Dominican beach destinations. One recent flight even set a global first. The Nordwind Airlines flight N4-1541 flew 14 hours and 40 minutes direct from Krasnoyarsk International Airport in northern Siberia to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). Ambassador Hans Dannenberg Castellanos …
2021 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Asonahores says tax incentives are key to competitiveness of the tourism industry

The National Association of Hotels & Tourism (Asonahores) is concerned that the Abinader administration may reduce tax exemptions and other advantages that have made the Dominican sector one of the most competitive globally. The tax cuts could come as part of the tax reform package the government has under study as it seeks more revenues. …