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Three Dominican Beaches Considered Among the Best in the Caribbean | Access Dominican Republic

The three Dominican beaches were selected from a list of the Caribbean’s top 25 beaches. “Playa Bavaro” in Punta Cana, in the country’s easternmost region, “Playa Bonita” in Samana, on the northeast region, and “Playa Sosua,” on the north coast were selected by TripAdvisor, the popular travel site, which included the beaches in its Travellers’ […]

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It’s official: Tourism in growing in the Dominican Republic.

Santo Domingo.- According to a Tourism-Review.com report, Dominican Republic has reached 10 million tourists in 2013, an increase of 3.6%. “This increase in the Dominican tourism industry is owed to the new Tourism Incentive Law that has allowed 34 touristic projects, from all over the national territory, to count on an investment of 2,300 million […]

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Tourism leader decries ‘sprawl’ at Bavaro, Punta Cana – DominicanToday.com

Santo Domingo.- The head of the new maritime and tourist services companies grouped in ADOEMASTUR on Tuesday deplored the state of sprawl and disorder posed by the peddlers at the Bávaro and Punta Cana tourism regions. ADOEMASTUR president Ariel Carreras also criticized the services that he calls deficient, provided to visitors on the beaches and […]

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Hoteliers launch ’Santo Domingo Capital Destination 2013’

Santo Domingo.- The growth of tourism’s offer with new hotels and renovation of existing ones show that the city of Santo Domingo needs to attract more visitors, which can only be achieved by promoting its growth, warned Santo Domingo Hotels Association president Eduardo Reple. The business leader said thus far the city’s tourism industry has […]

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Dominican Republic: Blue Flag Renewed for 2014 – Travel Trade Caribbean

Dominican Republic.-La Laguna Dominicus beach (in the Bayahibe hotel zone) and the Cabeza de Toro Be Live Punta Cana beach announced their having renewed their Blue Flag international certification for the 2013-2014 period. The new flags will be hoisted next December 5. The distinction is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a European […]

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American Airlines hosts 7th annual travel agency prizes

Santo Domingo.- American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld ® alliance, and true to its tradition recognizing the results of its most important business partners, for the 7th consecutive year awarded the travel agents with the highest marketing levels last year.The agencies were awarded this year were Viajes Alkasa, TravelWise, Turinter, Services Travel, Tarys […]

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Dominican government announces a US$1.45B tourism investment

Santo Domingo.- The government of the Dominican Republic on Thursday laid to rest the fears of a major land theft in the Southwest region, where individuals with forged titles sought to take over Bahia de las Aguilas, one of the world’s most pristine beaches, and announced an investment of US1.5 billion by U.S. developers. The […]

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Dominican Republic aims to attract Chinese tourists

President Danilo Medina on Tuesday took a major, if symbolic step toward his announced goal of 10 million tourists visiting Dominican Republic yearly, by welcoming in the National Palace, two Chinese families who chose to holiday in the country.Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia said the visit is part of his department’s campaign to convert the […]

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Single Window for Investments in Dominican Republic

The government officially launched the system of a Single Window for Investments VUI for the Dominican Republic with which it pretends to give incentives for investments by speeding up the bureaucratic processes for the request of permits, licenses, and certifications.Decree Number 626-12, by which the system was created was read yesterday during an act headed […]

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Dominican Republic Top 10 Countries for 2013

Lonely Planet, the leading travel publisher, has named Dominican Republic as one of its Top 10 Countries for 2013 in its annually published Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2013. Lonely Planet draws upon the input of its staff, authors and online community for recommendations for the book, with the final list being decided upon by […]

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Dominican Republic improved its business climate

A new report by the International Finance Corporation IFC and the World Bank places the Dominican Republic between the six economies of the region that improved the most their business climates since 2005. The other five are Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico and Uruguay.The report Doing Business 2013: Smart Regulations published yesterday for small and medium […]

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First New York Immigrant was Dominican

Broadway will be co-named in honor of Juan Rodriguez Juan Rodriguez is not a household name — not yet, at least. In fact, the name has been so lost to history that people cannot agree even on how to spell it. Nonetheless, one version will soon grace street signs on three miles of Broadway in […]

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