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Hilton Hotel builds new parkings

The Hilton Hotel Santo Domingo presented to the media the progress of the construction of a modern building parking, during a tour led by top officials of the hotel.

Hector Concari, general manager of the Hilton, said during the activity that "this new building will strengthen our market leadership, complementing existing services. With this work, Hilton Hotel Santo Domingo is the largest city with parking units for guests and customers. "

This parking has five floors, with modern infrastructure and is located in the northern section of the hotel with direct access from Independence Avenue.

It has capacity for 400 vehicles, loading and unloading area for mounting equipment and events will also have a security system of last generation.

Parking is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2012. more

Punta Cana Group inaugurates landing runway and control tower in the East

The Punta Cana Group opened a new runway and a modern control tower at the airport Internancional of this municipality of the Eastern Region.

The Punta Cana International Airport, with new facilities, has becomes the most modern air terminal in Central America and the Caribbean, explained the entrepreneur Frank Rainieri, chairman of Punta Cana Group.

Mr. Rainieri explained that the new runway is 10,171 feet long and 150 feet wide, allowing the landing of wide-body aircraft such as Jumbo, Airbus, the Extended-range and the newly launched B-787.

He quoted it is the eighth expansion of the airport since it was inaugurated in 1984, allowing now accommodate a greater number of aircraft.

In this regard, Rainieri explained that the new track has three taxiways will optimize the landing, and said it is equipped with the latest generation of light, allowing better visibility for pilots.

Rainieri said the cab of the new control tower allows a 360 degree unobstructed sight, and is equipped with radio communication aid to air navigation and meteorological systems, identical to those used by major airports in the world . more


JetBlue launches the only nonstop flight between New York and La Romana

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JetBlue Airways is pleased to announce today the beginning of its bi-weekly service to La Romana, its fifth destination in the Dominican Republic.

The largest airline in the Dominican Republic will fly between the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and La Romana (LRM) on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

To celebrate the launch, the airline's customers can book from now until December first at /new for only $ 149 each way for flights on Wednesdays, until February 2012 .

To begin the week of celebration of the new service JetBlue Getaways will be dodging five vacation packages of four days and three nights for two people including return flights to La Romana accommodation.

Customers can log on to and receive a virtual card to scrape and try their luck.

From tomorrow until Saturday, customers can also enter for a chance to win one of five day vacation packages to Liberia, Costa Rica, as well as St. Thomas and St. Croix, respectively.

All who enter the sweepstakes will also receive a discount code for $ 50 to purchase a vacation package future JetBlue Getaways.

In the Dominican Republic JetBlue also flies to Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo, with service to New York.

The company also connects
Boston to Santo Domingo, Santiago and Punta Cana, offering nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and San Juan to Santo Domingo.

With this new service, customers can easily connect through New York to eight destinations including Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Portland (Maine), Rochester and Syracuse, with a convenient service connections in its base of operations located in Terminal 5 at JFK.

JetBlue service between JFK and La Romana will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft fleet of the airline, with seating, the first bag free and free drinks and snacks, unlimited, comfortable leather seats, more legroom than any other airline in economy class and award winning customer service. more

Brazilian Airline will open in Dominican Republic

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Brazilian airline Gol, one of the largest South American nation, plans to settle in the
Dominican Republic beginning in march 2012.

The information was offered the director of the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC), Alejandro Herrera, who noted that this will allow our country to become a central link between South America and the rest of the world.

He said that this agreement will have a major impact on both economic and in the sense of visibility and mobility of the Dominican Republic.

He explained that the company will make some 200 flights a week, representing about 780 direct jobs and 2,500 indirect jobs. He said the flow of passengers through the Gol will be 2.1 million per year and can load 75 000 tons per year.

He considered that the importance of the installation of the airline in the Dominican Republic is that the country become South America in connection with North America and Europe. He also said that attract a greater flow of tourists from Brazil and other South American destinations to our nation.

On the other hand, said the airline will allow installation of the local agreements to open new routes from the Dominican Republic. (source) more


Pullmantur Air will establish in Dominican Republic

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Pullmantur Air, one of the largest airlines in both Spanish fleet of aircraft and flight capacities, announced this Saturday, operates regularly between the airport of Las Americas and Madrid, Spain.

Mr. Enrique Saiz, Commercial Director of the company in the Dominican Republic reported that the airline will fly weekly from Saturday November l9, and to use the route B747-400 aircraft, known as Jumbo, with capacity for hundreds of passengers.

The airline executive said the decision to include the Americas as a route to and from Madrid-Spain, in order to continue contributing in the development of the Dominican market with regard to air travel.

Mr. Saiz said dominicans are also interested in traveling to Spain, flights will be available from next Saturday with Pullmantur Air, a new service options and rates to pick and choose among the other airlines flying to Madrid.

The manager reported that the inaugural flight is scheduled for four in the afternoon of Saturday at the airport of Las Americas with the assistance of government officials, tourism operators, airline executives and the Consortium Aerodom.

Saiz was pleased with the facilities the company has received both the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute, Aerodom IDAC-like, which are responsible for the management of space and airport services in the Americas

Pullmantur Air has been conducting regular and charter flights between Madrid, Spain and the airport of La Romana and Punta Cana, respectively, deciding to include the Americas with a weekly flight.
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Cap Cana is working as usual for tourism

The director of public relations for Cap Cana, Rosangela Rodriguez, said resort operations are and will continue developing normally according to how they are programmed.

Reported that the publications have been offering in some media about the financial situation of the resort complex, is a subject related to bonds, so that "only a matter for the bondholders."

"The activities continue as usual, in full swing and incorporating many activities for the enjoyment of everyone," said Rodríguez specifying that Cap Cana have events every day of the week except on Mondays.

The executive said that in the event that a bondholder would like more information about what has been publishing must write to the email, and that it is bondholder, clients should refer to publications that are issued .

As announced in a statement, the Cap Cana Group announced that customers can pay the interest due until Oct. 31, which correspond to a bond issue that matures in 2016.

The information known so far is that since the company notified the purchasers of the bonds on the inability to meet financial commitments, which reflect the amount of interest due until 31 October is $ 4.8 million and the amount total debt is U.S. $ 120 million, according to the report.
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Taíno Park Samaná

Taino Park Samaná
is built on nearly 2 acres and provides a roof walk in full contact with nature.

This tourism destination is located in Samaná, Dominican Republic.

The Tainos were the natives who lived in Dominican Republic before this country was founded during the 15th Century.

This civilization was killed by the spanishs.

This dominican museum has an incredible historical staging, with more than 25 situations in real size.

Taíno Park offers a trip to the past about 1,500 years ago.

A great lost civilization. The clash between two cultures, with the landing of Christopher Columbus.

Besides the amazing journey which has a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes there is audio available in 5 languages​​, also a Taino art museum.

This museum exhibits over 200 pieces of materials such as clay, bone, stone and wood of the Taino culture and art are one of the masterpieces of mankind.

Taino Park is open daily from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

This museum is housed Los Róbalos at the Samaná Peninsula. In the center of the Bay. more

Cluster of Samana seeks to provide better services to tourists

The Cluster of
Samana is responsible for promoting tourism in the region and promote the care of natural resources available to this destino.

Tourism Cluster of Samana-CTS-proposed to the various tourism-related sectors to develop a common agenda to improve the quality of services and respond to the challenge posed by new investment and infrastructure works project this area as one of the major tourist destinations in the Caribbean.

Among the Cluster action plans include the establishment of an agricultural fair, a project to support the fishermen's cooperative in the area of Limon and cholera prevention program in collaboration with USAID / DSTA Cdct, Public Come Ahetsa .

Whitney Jensen, program officer for USAID, said the agency will continue to support programs that strengthen tourism in the region and contribute to improving the quality of life for its inhabitants. more


Dominican Jazz Festival 2011 in Puerto Plata

After four years of absence, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival returns to Sosua in the XV version, with the participation of leading national and international exponents of the genre and the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism.

The new version of the Jazz Festival is scheduled from 9 to 12 November. This festival will begin next Wednesday at 8 pm at Lookout Park Sosua with the participation of the chilean Puerto Varas Jazz Sexet and dominican Estephan Sabrina from "The divas of jazz."

On Thursday 10 at 10:30 am in the Amphitheater Hotel Casa Marina, workshops and seminars taught music to young people, in charge of the artistic grouping Puerto Varas Big Band, and 8:30 pm will be presentation of the group of young dominicans TEST-AT, and Ismael Miranda from Puerto Rico.

On Friday 11 the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival moves to Playa Cabarete, where it held during the day and evening seminars, workshops, conferences, and Youth in Jazz concert, and in the evening will be the performance of the dominican Xiomara Fortuna, Tutti Druyan from Israel and the cuban Gema Corredera.

On Saturday November 12th event continues the Cabarete beach from 9:00 pm to Basket Rando, Jerry Medina and La Banda de Puerto Rico.

The festival seeks to strengthen ties of art and culture of the region, which is why every year there are workshops, master classes and a series of concerts to encourage young people to study and develop their artistic talents.

Each year, the DR Jazz Festival invites students of the schools from Cabarete to Sosua, to participate in a musical workshop with internationally renowned teachers.

A sample of them are Marco Pignataro and Matt Marvuglia, the Berklee College of Music, Ramon Vazquez, the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, Yoron Israel and John Benitez.

Along with Sancassani, involved in organizing the show are: Ramon Vazquez, Jennifer Kirkman, Anahid Avakian, Vatche Avakian, Adolfo Faringthon, Dario Nicodemus, Alexandra Garcia, David and Maria Elena Grateraux Zineman.

The DR Jazz Festival is an artistic activity full of rhythm, flavor and color that each year is wrapped in the fragrant air of the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete, Puerto Plata. It's a unique experience to have the opportunity to enjoy this festival. more

Flights from Viena to Punta Cana

The flight DE3244 from Vienna to Punta Cana, the German airline Condor, became the only direct air service from Austria for the Caribbean, which will remain throughout the winter and is expected to increase tourists to the country since that nation and others that make it borders Route will use a Boeing 767-300 with capacity for 270 passengers, who arrived at full capacity on its maiden flight with a total of 269 passengers, thanks to promotion by the Ministry of Tourism through the Office of Tourism Promotion (OPT), with tour operators and airlines.

The strategy is part of the plan designed by the Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia, to promote and strengthen emerging markets to ensure tourism growth regardless of the fall of some traditional markets in Europe due to global crisis, said Vice Minister Faust Fernandez, who headed the delegation that welcomed tourists, "The success of this first flight, and we hope to be so in each of the scheduled flights, is the result of the strategy that keeps the minister to promote the emerging markets to level the decline in some markets, emerging markets not only in Europe but also South America who have had phenomenal growth, "said the deputy minister. more


Samaná Adompretur will promote tourism

Under the commitment to promote sustainable tourism growth and social development, the Dominican Association of Tourist Press (Adompretur) swore in the new branch of Samaná, composed of 16 communities in the province in the northeast.

With the presence of Deputy Minister of Tourism Luis Simó and Elsa de León, Mr. Osvaldo Soriano, Adompretur president took the oath to the directors of the fourth branch of journalism that entity incorporated in the country, after Higuey, Puerto Plata and Santiago.

The Dominican Association of Tourist Press, Inc. (Adompretur), founded in 1977, is one of the groups the country's oldest newspaper, with an enrollment of about 300 members and affiliates in Higuey tourist destinations, Puerto Plata, Santiago and Samaná.

Adompretur works on training and education of its members and promoting a journalistic exercise responsible and committed to the development of tourism in the Dominican Republic. more

Agora Mall will open in 2012

After two years of work, the Agora Mall project began the final stage of construction with 95% area and 50% leased premises delivered.

Silvia Rosales, commercial director of the center, announced that the work is done with a total investment of U.S. $ 100 million to begin operations in mid 2012, will generate about 1,800 direct jobs.

The square was built in an area of 120,000 square meters, according to studies, it will have a direct commercial impact 450,000 people residing in the three-mile perimeter around, as well as those working in that district.

Rosales estimated that approximately 700,000 people each month visit Agora Mall.

The square is built with eco-friendly concept that includes the installation of a large central dome to harness sunlight, which will save energy by 20%.

It also uses recycled materials and water treatment system that ensures a saving of 35%.

As explained by the architecture of the project manager, Miguel Filpo, this concept of "green building" creates an additional investment of 10% compared to conventional construction, but it represents a saving of 20% in operating costs.

The design allows for visibility of the premises from all levels and includes a commercial anchor (large shopping area with increased flow of people) at the eastern end, and on the opposite side a smaller anchor department stores and financial area .

This model encourages visitors to move around the central area where the smaller stores, says Filpo.

The building will have four levels of 180 local establishments, and two underground floors of parking, plus a parking tower that connects two floor levels with each trade.

The total is 1,800 disponibiliodad parking. The commercial director of the square said that 80% of the establishments of the square are in the hands of Dominican businessmen representing local brands and international franchises.

Foreign brands will supply 50% of the square, some represented by local entrepreneurs.

Agora Mall will have four levels of 180 local establishments, and two underground floors of parking, plus a parking tower that connects two floor levels with each trade.

The total is 1,800 parking places. The commercial director of the square said that 80% of the establishments of the square are in the hands of Dominican businessmen representing local brands and international franchises.

Foreign brands will supply 50% of the square, some represented by local entrepreneurs.
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