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80% of dominican hotels are small

80% of the hotels in the Dominican Republic are small establishments, even in tourist locations such as Jarabacoa, Constanza and Cabarete are the only option for accommodation.

However, the 136 large hotels in the country account for 80% of the total rooms available.

According to the registration of the Hotel and Tourism Association (Asonahores), the Dominican Republic has 674 hotels totaling 66.968 rooms, of which 538 are small with an offer of 13.166 bedrooms.

With the exception of the province of La Altagracia, where 58% of hotels are over 100 rooms, the rest of the Dominican Republic is dominated by apartments and accommodation centers smaller.

Santo Domingo is the second area with the greatest number of large hotels, which constitute 24% of options in town, totaling 71 stores.

In Boca Chica there are 49 hotels, of which 46 are three to twenty-six rooms, totaling 632. However, only three large hotels add 1.284 rooms.

In Santiago alone and Grand Admiral Marriot Courtyard exceed one hundred bedrooms, with an availability of 160 and 138, respectively.

there are 27 small hotels which together offer 707 bedrooms.

Casa de Campo, with 433 rooms, is the only hotel among the 11 large hotels are there in La Romana.

The 10 small hotels barely have 294 bedrooms.

In San Pedro de Macoris, there are 30 hotels, of which nine account for 18% of total rooms.

In Constanza and Jarabacoa there are only small hotels totaling 129 rooms and 213 respectively, which must be added the farms and villas for rent.

The area of ​​Cabrera, Nagua and Rio San Juan, in the province María Trinidad Sánchez , has only 1.964 rooms in 40 hotels, of which only Caribbean Village Playa Grande is the largest, with 303 bedrooms.

The accommodation is 67 Samana hotels, which represent 2.669 rooms.

In Santa Barbara de Samana are located Cayacoa and Cayo Levantado
hotels , with 295 and 214, respectively, in Las Terrenas are five large capacity hotels totaling 955 rooms accommodation in Las Galeras is and Casa Marina Bay with 250 bedrooms.

Puerto Plata is the tourist center with the largest number of registered hotels with a total of 154. In this province there are 41 hotels with 2.945 rooms, concentrated by 73% in the eight largest hotels.

In Gold Coast there are two hotels of 584 and 516 rooms, and in Playa Dorada are 10 hotels with 3.644 rooms, of which only Colonial House is a small school of 50 rooms.

Sosua is the locality with the highest concentration of hotels in the area with 65 hotels with 4.702 rooms, 11 of which exceed 100 bedrooms.

The 27 hotels located in Cabarete are small, whereas Cofresi is only three large capacity of accommodation that encompasses 830 bedrooms.

Also, the town of La Isabela is one of 68 hotel rooms and Luperon Tropical Luperon site covers 89% of the supply of accommodation in that town that has 429 bedrooms in total five hotels.
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Santo Domingo Hotels on high demand

The central polygon hotels in Santo Domingo have the largest demand that provides accommodation in the Dominican capital.

This was stated by vice president of Asonahores, Arturo Villanueva, who emphasized the development that has had the business tourism in the metropolitan area and its relationship to the dynamism of the business and gastronomic in the area.

There are currently several hotel projects in the pipeline in the capital and were inaugurated recently.

Much of the Novocentro Square building has been earmarked for hotel accommodation and the structure of the Blue Mall is still under construction.

In Abraham Lincoln Avenue opened two years ago around the Holiday Inn and actually investors are building two more hotels.

Also in Tiradentes Avenue are building a hotel plaza and Maximo Gomez avenue Lina Barcelo and Cortyard hotels maintain a high level of demand, according to Villanueva.

However, the occupancy rate has dropped significantly in the Colonial Zone, said the executive director of the Association of Small Hotels in Santo Domingo, Rafy Saldaña.

Mr. Saldaña pointed out that most of the guests are non-resident dominicans visiting the country and inhabitants of provinces reaching the National District to participate in conferences or seminars.

The associations of
hotels in Santo Domingo have recorded nine hotels in the Colonial, which together offer 325 rooms.

The Hotel and Tourism Association (Asonahores) and the Association of hotels in Santo Domingo (AHSD) recorded in the Colonial City the following hotels: Sofitel Nicolas de Ovando, French Sofitel, Mercure Comercial, Hodelpa Caribe Colonial and Europe Hotel Boutique, totaling 325 rooms .

The Association of Small Hotels in Santo Domingo brings Beaterio accommodation centers, Count of Peñalba, Coco Boutique and Guest House Naemi with an offer of 44 rooms.

In the center of Santo Domingo AHSD Asonahores and have recorded eight hotels: Dominican Fiesta, Clarion, Santo Domingo Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Barceló Santo Domingo, BQ and Apart Hotel Plaza Colonial.

The accommodation
of these hotels sum 1.452 rooms. more


10 Best travel worldwide destinations for Christmas

Christmas is a special time in the year to celebrate and reunite with loved ones. But it is also an excellent opportunity to turn the holidays into an unforgettable journey.

Meet new
destinations or return to our favorite city to see it glow with Christmas lights .. These are the 10 locations recommended for the new year 2012:

1-New York (United States):

New York shines with a special glam for the holidays. What makes it a destination for travel on most wanted Christmas.

A Christmas classic New Yorker is the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" a magnificent spectacle of City Hall to pure spirit of Christmas.

Another can not miss is the "Shopping Week" the week for holiday gifts, each store is lit with beautiful Christmas decorations. And, of course, the magical Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

2-Rovaniemi (Finland):

Located in the Lapland region in Finland, Rovaniemi is nothing less than the birthplace of Santa Claus.

It is a town with a picturesque wooden houses, snowy mountains, reindeer and sleigh. Very close to the Rovaniemi is the Santa Claus Village theme park, visited by thousands of people for Christmas.

The park has attractions and shops allegorical, for example, the post office where Santa Claus receives letters from children asking for gifts.

3-Bethlehem (Israel):

It is a very special proposal, which may be one of the most important travel life for believers. Bethlehem visit gives us the opportunity to see the place where the manger where Jesus was born, no doubt something very exciting. In addition, visiting Bethlehem, we will be able to find religious objects and souvenirs about Christmas.

4-London (England):

Christmas in London is not only a feast for the eyes with its beautiful streets lit tree or Trafalgar Square. It is also a treat for the ears.

Christmas carols are heard everywhere. Also in the halls of the english capital is special Christmas concert. In some, the public is welcome to join the singers.

Another classic Winter and Christmas in London is ice skating in one of the many tracks in the city.

For shopping,
there are Christmas markets with crafts, design objects, collectibles, gifts in addition to the typical department store in London.

5-Madrid (Spain):

Christmas in Madrid is another must-see, and of course more affordable proposal for the spanish.

The capital city
offers an unforgettable Christmas experience. Enjoy holiday stories and music in the Plaza Mayor, enjoy ice skating rinks and Christmas markets.

A special mention deserves the dazzling light of the most beautiful buildings in Madrid, such as the Palace of Communications.

To this it adds an artistic activity as mixed. A must-see city for Christmas, for spanish, foreigners and locals as well.

6-Rome (Italy):

Another city that undoubtedly marked by religion is Rome. Here the Christmas celebrations are unique.

The biggest attraction
is probably torchlight processions celebrating the birth of Jesus. In St. Peter's Square and Piazza Navona Christmas markets offer delicious sweets, traditional handicrafts and chocolate coins.

7-Buenos Aires (Argentina):

In downtown Buenos Aires major avenues are decorated with endless white lights that hang like garlands giving a magical effect to the streets.

Christmas Eve in Buenos Aires has a classic is a must the sky lit by fireworks exploding everywhere when they give twelve.

For lovers of holiday shopping, the malls of Buenos Aires is an attractive ideal. In addition to the very favorable currency exchange and tax-free products, shopping malls are open until dawn, offering deep discounts surprising.

8-Paris (France):

Paris shines brighter than ever at Christmas. The lights dress the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower and the Ferris Wheel.

The huge Christmas tree Notre Dame is a point missed. Winter gives us the incredible possibility of ice skating under the Eiffel tower herself.

On Christmas Eve many French are accustomed to dine in one of the wonderful restaurants that have Paris.

the grand finale, the fireworks show of the Seine, an unforgettable experience.

9-Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Rio de Janeiro has a unique way to experience the holidays with joy and passion that characterizes Brazil. A very original attraction is the floating Christmas tree in the world, a marvel of lights drifting in the water creating a very beautiful effect.

Those who can stretch his stay until the New Year will see the popular ritual of launching small boats into the sea with gifts and flowers.

different Christmas with the tropical warmth and charm of one of the best beaches in the world.

10-Sydney (Australia):

A Christmas quite different from the known, not only by the warm climate of the southern hemisphere.

Santa Claus - "Swag Man" - is more than original dress hat, blue tank top and shorts! Besides reindeer companions are not, obviously, but kangaroos.

The main attraction is the big fireworks display that takes place in Sydney Harbour. After midnight the party moves to the beaches of the city. more


Dominican Tourism was good during 2011

Despite the
economic crisis facing the main european countries sending tourists to the Dominican Republic in 2011 the country recorded a growth of 5% in the number of visitors compared to last year.

The Ministry of Tourism has launched a strategy to diversify the source markets with which it has been increased to four flights from Russia, and has significantly increased the reception of tourists from Central America, Brazil, Argentina, United States and Canada.

The main markets remain the United States and South America, which has grown this year by over 40%, with the case of Brazil, which has increased by 127% the emission of tourists, according to Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia.

As stated by the vice president of Hotel and Tourism Association (Asonahores), Arturo Villanueva, the Dominican Republic this year ranked among the fastest growing tourist destinations in the Caribbean region, but stressed the need to increase spending by tourists in the country and increase product quality, so that in addition to maintaining the growth rate can attract a greater capacity to consume.

One of the most highlighted achievements of the sector in 2011 was the inauguration in October Tourist Atlantic Boulevard, which promises to boost tourism in Samaná.

Also, this year we have implemented several initiatives to revive the flow of visitors to Puerto Plata.

The Ministry of Tourism has launched an exclusive promotion of the destination for U.S. and Canada with an investment of over $ 1.8 million. more


Santo Domingo Cluster presented art in carriages

The Santo Domingo Cluster delivered the first seven carriages donated by the company Adrian Tropical, within the program of renovation and improvement of services offered to residents, visitors and tourists in the Colonial City.

The carriages have been used as canvases on which have been translated works of great masters of the Dominican Arts, including Guillo Pérez, Elsa Nuñez, Amaya Salazar, Souci Pellerano, Jose Cestero, Mirna Guerrero and Candido Bidó.

They were manufactured
by a specialized company in Canada.

Freddy Ginebra, president of the Tourism Cluster of Santo Domingo (CTSD), said that the act of painting designs on the body of the carriages was quite an art festival, held in Columbus Park on the street El Conde, for two purposes consecutive week, by a select team of students from the end of the National School of Visual Arts, supervised by its Director, Prof. Miguel Valenzuela.

The event took place in the Plaza of Spain, compared to Pata de Palo Restaurant on the Plaza of Spain, where the drivers were the carriages from the president of CTSD, who was accompanied by important artists and personalities in the dominican tourism and cultural issues. more


Green Tower Juan Dolio

Green Tower is a different residential concept in comfort, enjoyment and safety, rooted in the most beautiful in the Caribbean Dominican surrounded by sea, exotic beaches, golf courses and a heavenly vegetation.

Green Tower corresponds to an exclusive apartment project, strategically located in the most beautiful beach in the tourist area of ​​Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic, near Santo Domingo and 20 minutes from Las Americas International Airport, which serves the historic city of Santo Sunday.

Green Tower has been designed considering the highest standards of quality, engineering and architectural development to ensure your investment in the Caribbean the perfect, ideal place for peaceful coexistence in you and your family.

Green Tower is also an ambitious project designed to become the first concept of eco-friendly apartments in the Dominican Republic, building materials that promote the environment, using both a new renewable energy system that would work with all the lighting of common areas the condominium.

Green Tower offers the following facilities:

- Monitored security system with cameras.
- Large green areas.
- Modern panoramic lifts.
-Luxurious and spacious lobby.
-Comfortable reception during 24 hours.
-Finely decorated living rooms.
-Restaurant and cafeteria.
-Infinity pool for adults and children.
-Fabulous thermal jacuzzi.
-Nice terrace solarium type.
-Safe children's play areas.
-Multi-purpose room with terrace.
-Sea view.
- Large modern gym.
- Permanent sauna.
-Relaxing Spa.
-Hall of drivers and employees
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