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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 …
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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 …
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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. …
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Cardi B gets vacation home in Las Terrenas, Samana

American rapper Cardi B (Belcalis Almanzar) celebrated receiving a 8,000 square meter, six-bedroom villa in northeastern beach destination, Las Terrenas, Samana for her birthday. The villa would have cost US$1.5 million. Cardi B (nickednamed for Bacardi rum) is the New York-born daughter of a Trinidadian mother and a Dominican father. She grew up in New …
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Restoring life underwater: Economic contribution of coral reefs is enormous

Coral reefs generate US$1.14 billion a year in the Dominican Republic as a result of economic activities linked to the beaches in Bayahibe, Punta Cana and Samana. The findings were presented at an event held at the Ministry of Economy. The study is part of an international public-private alliance. The recreational use of beaches, recreational …