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The ceremony of the opening of the envelopes with the winning entries at the 10th Letras de Ultramar Literary Competition in the Novel, Short Story and Poetry categories, will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the headquarters of the Dominican
Tourism
9/28/2015
The office of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic in New York invites the Dominican and Latin American communities, and the media, to participate, together with the Ministry, in this important tourism fair that is being organized by The
Tourism
9/28/2015
January 30 is the date that has been chosen by the Tourism Cluster of the Puerto Plata Destination to hold the first Victorian Evening of this year.
Tourism
9/28/2015
Carolyn Corrigan, Business Development Manager of Costa Cruises for the Dominican Republic market, is visiting the country. Along with Anita Armenteros and Angela Hooper Armenteros of Mundi Tours, Corrigan will visit one of the cruise ships of her co
Tourism
9/28/2015
The joy was evident on the faces of the children, who, like their parents, gathered early last Saturday in the Colonial City to enjoy the traditional "Long Night of the Museums".
Tourism
9/28/2015
The Atarazana Restaurant and Trikke Dominican Republic tourism projects received separate Dominican Treasures certifications from the Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Consortium (CDCT). The certification is based on the global sustainable tourism cr
Tourism
9/28/2015
Abreus exhibition will open with a special reception on December 4th, at 6:00 pm, at the Downtown Miami Convention Center, located within the James L. Knight International Center.
Tourism
5/6/2015
The President of the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, Mr. Máximo Iglesias Miniño, announced that there will be a record participation of international tour operators at the third edition of the Discover Puerto Plata Markeplace, to be held from Octobe
Tourism
1/1/2015
The Municipal Unit for Community Heritage (UMPC) of San Felipe of Puerto Plata, the Patronato del Teleférico, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Regional Directorate of the Environment, jointly hosted the first Cultura Viva (Living Culture) Festival la
Tourism
9/4/2014
The Dominican French Chamber of Commerce (CCDF), organized the first French Gastronomic Festival with Caribbean Flavors, as part of the XVII edition of the Bolsa Turística del Caribe (BTC), headed by Messrs. Luis Felipe Aquino, President of the BTC,
Tourism
9/4/2014
The Director of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Javier Garcia and his endorser in Haiti, Stephanie Balmir Villedroin, will meet at the 5th Press and Tourism Summit of the Dominican Press Association (ADOMPRETUR) to commemorate from the 1
Tourism
7/31/2014
Representatives of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Cluster of the Puerto Plata Destination informed in regard to the institutional position on the Puntilla Park construction project, which includes an amphitheater. The meeting took place on We
Tourism
7/21/2014
Through various regional projects, the ministries of tourism of Central America and the Dominican Republic redouble efforts in favor of the sector, to allow it to grow in 2014.
Tourism
7/8/2014
The Chamber of Commerce and Production of Puerto Plata, through the "Puerto Plata Ciudad Crucerista" (Puerto Plata Cruise City) project, has continued implementing a number of initiatives that aim to achieve the comprehensive preparedness of the var
Tourism
7/8/2014
The Diocese of Puerto Plata and the organizing committee of the 2014 Festivities in Honor of St. Philip Apostle announced the celebration of the traditional festival in honor of the patron saint of this city, which will run from April 25th to May 3rd
Tourism
6/27/2014
The second installment of the Oriental Dance Festival “Maktub”, one of the most promising events in the Caribbean this year, will be held on May 9 - 11, 2014. The event will bring together national and international artists with the common intention
Tourism
6/27/2014
As a way to promote alternative, nature, and adventure tourism in the Dominican Republic, the sustainable tourism fair "Venture 2014" (Aventúrate 2014) was held, for the second consecutive year, last weekend at the Ágora Mall.
Tourism
6/3/2014
The Chamber of Commerce and Production of Puerto Plata presented, through a press conference that took place on Wednesday, the Project "Puerto Plata Cruise City" A Commitment of All!
Tourism
5/20/2014
As part of the celebration of the fifteenth edition of the most important fair of Dominican tourism marketing, known as the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), and taking advantage of the presence at the event of authorities, tour operators and
Tourism
5/20/2014
A delegation representing the tourism sector of Puerto Plata participates in the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) that is being held March 7 - 9 in Berlin, Germany.
Tourism
5/2/2014
On Thursday, February 13th the Asociación de Hoteles, Restaurantes y Empresas Turísticas del Norte (ASHONORTE - Association of Northern Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Management) introduced the Campaign “Sonríe! Eres Puerto Plata!”, an initiative
Tourism
4/21/2014
Once again, the Dominican Republic, had its usual, prominent, and compelling presence in the Boston Globe Travel Show, an event held annually that is considered one of the most important of the tourism sector in the United States.
Tourism
4/21/2014
Starting on Saturday, February 1st, the Tourism Cluster of the Puerto Plata Destination, through the FOMIN - IDB project "Tourism Management based on Cultural Resources," will launch a crafts market in the Historic Center of the city, as part of the
Tourism
4/1/2014
As part of the benefits offered by the program for the strengthening and development of new SMMEs (MIPYMEs – Micro, pequeña y mediana empresa) for the tourism sector of Puerto Plata, the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata certified technicians in the ar
Tourism
2/18/2014
With the objective of boosting interest in tourist attractions in the western part of Puerto Plata, the FOMIN-BID “Tourism management based on cultural resources” project, put forth by the province’s Tourism Cluster, initiated the process of installi
Tourism
2/1/2014
The FOMIN-IDB Project “Tourism Management Based on Cultural Resources,” which is being implemented through the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, provided a series of training sessions in order to promote quality tourism in the province. The target wa
Tourism
2/1/2014
New projects and businesses with international tour operators resulted from the second edition of the Discover Puerto Plata Market Place 2013 fair, which was held from October 16th to 18th at the Hotel Be Live Grand Marién in the Costa Dorada complex
Tourism
12/26/2013
Puerto Plata is living its finest moment; the unification of the sector stakeholders, together with the sustained efforts of local institutions, international organizations and the Dominican government, have resulted in a remarkable transformation, w
Tourism
12/26/2013
With a great display of color, flavors, tradition and information materials, the Puerto Plata Destination achieved outstanding participation in the Dominican Republic’s largest multi-sector trade fair, Expo Cibao 2013.
Tourism
11/5/2013
Together with representatives of the FOMIN-BID project "Tourism Management based on Cultural Resources,” the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster participated in a meeting with Ministry of Culture authorities to present their proposals for a tourism product
Tourism
10/25/2013
Amid the celebration of the Second Discover Puerto Plata MarketPlace Fair, the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster presented the symbol that will soon represent this destination on the Northern Coast of the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
10/25/2013
Puerto Plata is preparing its second annual Discover Puerto Plata Tourism Fair, an initiative organized by the province’s Tourism Cluster with support from the hotel and tourism sector of the Northern Zone.
Tourism
10/20/2013
The Puerto Plata Destination Tourism Cluster (CTDPP for its acronym in Spanish),together with the IMF - IDB project "Tourism Management Based on Cultural Resources," participated in a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Culture,with the obje
Tourism
10/3/2013
A t the conference, held in New York as part of the ninth meeting of Chambers of Commerce from Puerto Plata, the United States and Canada,ÁngelAmauryPla, urged the Dominican community in the US and Canada to create an economic model that will enable
Tourism
10/3/2013
As part of the FOMIN project “Tourism Programs Based on Cultural Resources,” which is underway as part of the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, artist ChecoMerettedio began the first of several murals that will be made out of recycled materials and w
Tourism
9/13/2013
As an initiative of the Destiny Tourism Cluster Puerto Plata, the Banco Popular Dominicano in Puerto Plata held a lecture entitled "The trust fund as a tool for tourism development", given by Lic. Edward Baldera, Vice President of the Bank for Inst
Tourism
8/21/2013
With the objective of creating a platform for dialogue between local stakeholders about the opportunities that urban tourism offers as a strategy for development, the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster (CTSD) with the support of the Dominican Consortium
Tourism
8/21/2013
Taking the opportunity to promote athletic tourism in Puerto Plata, theKite Association of this province (ASOKITEPOP in Spanish), announced that it was holding the third Neptuno National Kite Boarding Cup on June 29-30 along the city’s waterfront of
Tourism
8/21/2013
During an activity at the Event’s Hall of Puerto Plata’s Bishopric, the Fomin “Tourism Project Based on Cultural Resources” being undertaken with the Puerto Plata Destination Tourism Cluster, showed community representatives their proposal to revita
Tourism
8/21/2013
Maintaining all historical monuments in optimal conditions should be a priority for every nation. For this reason, the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, through an inter-institutional cooperation agreement, will embark on an initiative in Santo Domi
Tourism
8/1/2013
Yesterday, theGaleón de la Constitución prepared to welcome numerous national authorities to officially open the public tours.
Tourism
4/25/2013
All the institutions in the province of Espaillat ASOPRODEGAH, participated in a meeting about the problems that are affecting this city and are asking authorities to help resolve them.
Tourism
11/4/2012
All Inclusive Collection, property group of the Hard Rock Hotel &the Punta Cana Casino recently announced its alliance HIT Entertainment, one the main production houses of children’s entertainment and holder of property rights of some of the worlds m
Tourism
9/10/2012
The Association of Hotels of Santo Domingo (AHSD in Spanish) announced the names of its new Board of Directors for 2012-2014: Eduardo Reple, President; Roberto Henríquez, Vice President; Kurt Tschamper, Treasurer; Aura Núñez de Domínguez, Secretary;
Tourism
2/22/2012
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES in Spanish) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism recently published their "Directory of Hotels 2011-2012."
Tourism
12/18/2011
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES in Spanish) recently recognized Kelly Robinson de Shaun, Executive Director of the Association of Hotels La Romana-Bayahibe (AHRB), for her contribution and activity directed
Tourism
11/27/2011
The important agreement signed by Justo Pedro Castellanos, Rector of the APEC University and Freddy Ginebra, General Coordinator of the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster, went into effect immediately with the assigning of interns to the different program
Tourism
9/25/2011
The Ministers of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and Belize signed a bilateral agreement whose main objectives are strengthening economic and technical cooperation, the exchange of experiences, the implementation of eco-tourism projects, and the ad
Tourism
9/25/2011
Accompanied by dozens of tourists and a large number of journalists representing the Dominican and Puerto Rican media, the Deputy Minister of Tourism in the Northern District, Cesar Jose de Los Santos, the director of the Dominican Office of Tourism
Tourism
9/20/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/24/2011 Brazilian airline Varig, Gols flagship line for longer international flights, will operate two new flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic start
Tourism
7/11/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo,10/05/2011 Enrique de Marchena Kaluche, former president of the Association of Caribbean Hotels and Tourism (CHTA), belie
Tourism
6/6/2011
Santo Domingo, 10/21/2010 Representatives from the main cruise lines that operate in the Caribbean and Latin America, jointly with other businesses in this sector, will meet in Santo Domingo from October 25-29 to ju
Tourism
12/8/2010
Hundreds of tourists enjoyed the closure of the colorful La Vega Carnival which ended with a parade that hosted cultural representations from more than 15 provinces from around the country.
Tourism
4/6/2010
G ol Airlines, an Argentine-registered airline company, announced that April will begin a period of direct charter flights to the Dominican Republic in a route from Buenos Aires-Sao Paulo (Brazil) to Punta Cana. The flights are the result a renewed a
Tourism
4/6/2010
The Dominican Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) has mounted a wide-reaching advertising campaign across Italy in the major cities including Milan, Rome, Bari, Naples and Verona, with the goal of publicizing the DR’s diversity and why it is the number one
Tourism
3/14/2010
Handcrafts, gastronomy, works of art and folklore showed off its splendor at the First Ecotourism Fair at Las Galeras, organized by the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) and the Youth for the Development of Las Galeras (JUDEGA).
Tourism
2/25/2010
The Dominican Republic consolidated its position as the leading destination of long distance travel among Belgians, beating highly competitive markets like Thailand, the United States, and Mexico, announced Samanda Ferobe, director of the Tourism Pro
Tourism
2/25/2010
Presidents of various Spanish hotel chains with investment in the Dominican Republic highlighted the quality of service they have seen from the DR as well as the profound interest on the part of the Dominican government to protect the industry.
Tourism
2/14/2010
The Dominican Republic showed off its latest tourism attractions at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2010) in Madrid at its 270- square-meter stand which was one of the most visited pavilions among the Latin American countries at the entire 4-da
Tourism
2/14/2010
The Dominican Republic closed out 2009 in the black with an increase in international visitors of around 1 percent and with 53 new investment projects approved by the Tourism Promotion Council (CONFOTUR) for an amount of over $12 billion US dollars.
Tourism
2/14/2010
The participation of the Dominican Republic in Madrid’s International Tourism Fair 2010 (FITUR) which ended this past Sunday, resulted in positive prospects for the DR in that it made contact with the most important international tourism and travel a
Tourism
2/14/2010
The Bahía Cruise Services and the Association of Vendors of Key Levantado signed an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) in which they commit to develop a series of actions to promote the development of cruise ship activity in Samaná.
Tourism
2/2/2010
The Dominican Republic, in its 271-square meter promotional stand, will show off its newest tourism items and specialties in the International Tourism Fair (FITUR in Spanish) to be held in Madrid, Spain from January 20-24.
Tourism
2/2/2010
The growth of tourism from Eastern Europe to the Dominican Republic has resulted in the incorporation of new flights between Prague and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The Czech Travel Service is running the weekly flight on an A310-300 with a
Tourism
1/23/2010
The Minister of Tourism (SECTUR) met with the directors from the Offices of Tourism Promotion (OPT) with whom he discussed and defined their plans and strategies to be carried out in 2010 with the goal of increasing the number of foreign visitors to
Tourism
1/23/2010
Tourism Minister, Francisco Javier García Fernández, congratulated the Punta Cana Group on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. “It is an example of tourism development in the Caribbean region and a symbol of social and environmental responsibility
Tourism
1/16/2010
The Dominican Republic, in its efforts to raise interest in and knowledge of the country in view of Santo Domingo’s designation as the 2010 Cultural Capital of America, is sponsoring a contest among Czech university students.
Tourism
1/16/2010
The Dominican Republic’s 200-meter promotional stand will serve as the venue to display the country’s touristic novelties at the World Travel Market 2009, being held in London from November 9-12th.
Tourism
12/3/2009
Tourism Minister, Francisco Javier García Fernández, congratulated the Punta Cana Group on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. “It is an example of tourism development in the Caribbean region and a symbol of social and environmental responsibility,
Tourism
12/3/2009
Monday’s British Airways flight number 2157 officially kicked off the new direct service between Punta Cana and London which will be available two days per week. The faster service comes with greater convenience for travelers.
Tourism
12/3/2009
Magaly Toribio, Deputy Minister of Tourism in charge of international promotion, said that during the next three years they are expecting up to one million travelers to arrive to the Dominican Republic aboard cruise ships.
Tourism
11/18/2009
The Dominican Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García Fernández met with the major representatives of tour operator and travel agent associations with whom he analyzed the strategies they intend to draw up together to reinforce tourism activity in t
Tourism
11/18/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) has invited 30 journalists from the most prestigious media outlets in Europe and America to cover the fashion show being prepared by the internationally famous designer Carolina Herrera. The event is part of Dominican
Tourism
11/10/2009
The Dominican Tourism Minister (SECTUR) announced that it is has 47 beaches and one seaside spa cleaned up and ready to use by Dominicans and foreign visitors. The beaches and spa, located in the main tourism poles around the country in 14 provinces,
Tourism
11/10/2009
Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García said the Dominican Republic was an example of success in all of Latin America and the Caribbean and that, at the moment, it is experiencing a boom in the tourism real estate sector linked to the development of
Tourism
11/5/2009
The Northern Region fairground of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD in Spanish) will host the “International Competition of Urban and Landscape Architecture of La Puntilla,” in Puerto Plata which will be held on October 9-11.
Tourism
10/18/2009
The Tourism Ministry (SECTUR), in coordination with the Dominican hotel industry and Air France, held its 4th Institutional Workshop in the Eiffel Tower with the idea of encouraging and promoting the flow of tourists to the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
10/7/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) announced plans to open an new Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Europe, bringing the number of OPT offices outside the Dominican Republic to 22.
Tourism
9/29/2009
The Tourism Ministry (SECTUR) and a large part of the hotel sector will be offering the best of the Dominican Republic in three upcoming activities connected to one of the most important gatherings of tour operators, travel agents, airlines and touri
Tourism
9/29/2009
The Dominican Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Brazil is joining the world of instant communication and publicity via the Internet and digital connections as it introduces its services and offerings through social networks such as Facebook, Orkut, T
Tourism
8/14/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) launched a series of ad campaigns to publicize the countrys main tourism attractions among its own residents as well as potential visitors from the United States and Europe.
Tourism
8/8/2009
The Ministry of Tourism invested $500 million in the repair of the access roads of Bávaro and has completed 95% of the repaving jobs, as part of the National Program of Asphalting Touristic Areas.
Tourism
8/4/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) recently announced the opening of a Planning and Projects Office in the municipality of Cabrera to promote the development of tourism and to relaunch this area as a new vacation spot in the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
8/4/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) is calling all architects, landscapers and urban planners to take part in an international competition that seeks to design a system of public and collective space around the Historical Center, La Puntilla and the Mal
Tourism
8/4/2009
As part of Workers Month, the Ministry of Labor (SET in Spanish) inaugurated a Territorial Employment Office and a local representation office in the Altagracia province of Bávaro, which will offer services to the workers and employers of this touris
Tourism
7/20/2009
In the midst of the crisis gripping the world’s economy, the Dominican Republic’s tourism sector is offering one of the best investment options for local as well as foreign investors. This statement was made by Deputy Tourism Minister Fausto Fernánde
Tourism
7/14/2009
The board of directors of the Tourism Police (POLITUR) hired some 250 new agents and has incorporated 13 modern vehicles in an effort to strengthen and make more efficient the force’s vigilance and orientation work in the various tourist areas around
Tourism
7/9/2009
The Ministry of Tourism is about to undertake a series of infrastructure projects in Bayahíbe, in the eastern area of the country. The building is part of the Territorial Organizing Plan that will raise the quality of the tourism offering as a destin
Tourism
7/9/2009
The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARENA), Jaime David Fernández Mirabal, unveiled the “Biodiversity Mural” in honor of International Biodiversity Day, celebrated last Friday with the slogan, “Biodiversity and Invasive Exotic Speci
Tourism
6/5/2009
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) gave the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARENA) more than a million pesos worth of portable laboratory equipment to strengthen the country’s capacity to evaluate the impact of weather ph
Tourism
6/5/2009
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), will participate in the 2009 CTN Vacations Expo Fair. The exposition will take place at
Tourism
6/5/2009
US Consul General visits Deputy Minister César José De Los Santos, underscores tourism potential of North Coast.
Tourism
6/5/2009
For the fourth consecutive year, the Dominican Republic participated in the tourism show organized annually by the prestigious newspaper the New York Times, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in the Big Apple.
Tourism
5/29/2009
Merengue Extravaganza was used by the Tourism Ministry (SECTUR) to promote Dominican culture in the United States´ western media. The Ministry treated tour operators and travel agents in Milwaukee and Chicago to the sounds of Merengue´s inimitable rh
Tourism
5/14/2009
The Dominican Republic joined the select group of tourism destinations promoted and sold by the Virtuoso Consortium, whose goal is to attract wealthy visitors from countries around the world, especially the United States and Canada.
Tourism
5/12/2009
Dominican First Lady, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, presented the Responsible Tourism Program to tour operators and tour companies participating in the 10th edition of the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), held in the Barceló Bávaro Conventi
Tourism
5/5/2009
The economic stability of the Dominican Republic rests in tourism, for which reason public and private sectors should unite their efforts to promote development projects that strengthen this activity and open the door to new outside investment, said
Tourism
5/5/2009
The Office of Tourism Promotion (OPT) in Brazil promoted the Dominican Republic as a tourism destination at the 31st edition of the Braztoa Commercial Fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil which is considered one of the most important tourism fairs in the countr
Tourism
5/1/2009
The Ministry of Tourism announced that it would open a tourism promotion office in Dubai and that the office will work with several of the surrounding countries in a bid to encourage tourism and business investments in the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
4/22/2009
Speaking in Pedernales, Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García Fernández said the time has come for the southern part of the country to develop its tourism potential and that his goal is to turn this region into the fourth tourism area of the count
Tourism
4/22/2009
Despite the current economic challenges facing the travel agencies and the tourism industry, statistics from the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO) show a persistent and rising level of interest in the Caribbean, particularly among tourists from the
Tourism
4/22/2009
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources seized 945 live crabs and more than 300 pounds of endangered undersized crustaceans whose fishing season has been over since December. The seizures took place in three different operations in La Roman
Tourism
4/21/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) announced the opening of new Tourism Promotion Offices (OPT) of the Dominican Republic; three offices will be opened in Europe and six in the United States. These new offices form part of a strategy to open new market
Tourism
3/31/2009
The Dominican Republic enjoyed the distinction of being the guest of honor during the celebration of the Tourism Festival of Puerto Rico known as Travel Trade 2009. The festival was organized by the Association of Wholesale Excursions of Puerto Rico
Tourism
3/31/2009
The Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) suggested the need for public and private sectors around the world to work together to form a tourism alliance as a way of protecting tourism in the face of the global economic crisis.
Tourism
3/31/2009
The ad campaign and increase in tourist arrivals from Brazil places the Dominican Republic as the number one preferred destination of Brazilians in the Caribbean region, according to the CVC, the main tour operator in the market and the fifth in the
Tourism
3/9/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) is leading the delegation that will represent the Dominican Republic at the XVIII International Tourism Fair organized by the Colombian Association of Trips and Tourism (ANATO). The Fair ends on February 27th.
Tourism
3/9/2009
Más de 30 organizaciones sociales y la Pastoral Ecológica de la Iglesia Católica realizaron en Barahona un encuentro-taller sobre la Reserva de Biosfera Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo, en el que reclamaron mayor inversión del Gobierno Central para el de
Tourism
3/2/2009
The Dominican Republic will roll out a new publicity campaign in line with its strategy recently drawn up by Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García when he attends the International Tourism Bolsa (BIT-2009) in Italy. Part of the strategy is to emph
Tourism
2/26/2009
Using the slogan, “A Clean Beach for Me,” the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) kicked off the National Beach Clean-Up Plan on Tuesday, a program that will, during its first phase, clean up five beaches located in three different tourist areas.
Tourism
2/12/2009
Puerto Rican Minister of Tourism, Jaime López, backed a proposal made by Dominican Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García to develop a regional tourism strategy to attract international visitors. They agreed that a mutual plan involving the Caribbe
Tourism
2/12/2009
Francisco Javier García spoke on Tuesday at the 12th Annual Meeting of Latin American Tourism Ministers and Business People as he prepares to represent the DR at Spain’s FITUR gathering in Madrid.
Tourism
2/12/2009
Preparations are complete for the Dominican Republic to participate in the International Tourism Fair of 2009 (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain from January 28th until February 1st. FITUR is being held in Madrid’s IFEMA Convention Center.
Tourism
2/9/2009
"The Dominican Republic has it all” is the new slogan just made public by the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR). With this new slogan the ministry will continue to promote the country on a national and international level as a “mature” tourist destination
Tourism
2/9/2009
Diversity, a sustainable profile and high standards for quality are what made Readers’ Choice voters choose the Dominican Republic as the “Best Caribbean Destination” of 2008. The Readers Choice Awards are an annual occurrence as part of the famous C
Tourism
2/5/2009
Santo Domingo will be conquered once again by seafarers from Spain. But this time, it is not spices nor gold they are seeking but rather the VI Gran Prix of the Atlantic that will culminate on our coasts in January, 2010.
Tourism
1/27/2009
Overwhelming enthusiasm topped by the embracing of strategies and shared goals ruled at the annual meeting of the Tourism Promotion Offices (OPT) over which Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García presided. OPT representatives from around the world
Tourism
1/27/2009
Bayahíbe, an ecotourism enclave in the Eastern region, will begin to feel some of the benefits of the various actions being taken to catapult the area’s offerings as well as present opportunities of progress for its residents.
Tourism
1/27/2009
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARENA) delivered three sets of analyzing equipment for refrigerator gas to the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University (UNPHU), the Institute for Innovation, Biotechnology and Industry (IIBI) an
Tourism
1/24/2009
Hotel owners and community tourism representatives from Cabarete discussed the main problems that affect this tourism area. They were participating in the Participatory Workshop Program on the Tourism Development Plan for this zone which is being imp
Tourism
1/16/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) has asked the Environment Ministry (SEMARENA) and the Senate to speed up the process necessary for the building of the Thermal Complex in Canoa Barahona, a project which promises to have a significant socioeconomic im
Tourism
1/12/2009
The Ministries of Tourism (SECTUR) and Public Works and Communications (SEOPC) this week undertook a joint project to repair the roads in the country´s tourism areas.
Tourism
12/16/2008
Tourism Minister Announces Broadening Agreements with Main British Tour Operators Traveling to Dominican Republic and That He Plans to Double Advertising Investment in This Market
Tourism
12/9/2008
The main tourist arrivals from this market will be concentrated in Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Romana, Santo Domingo and Samaná
Tourism
12/2/2008
Dominican Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García, recently met with the directors of the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA) who reiterated their interest in expanding joint cooperation initiatives between the two institutions.
Tourism
12/2/2008
As promised in a recent meeting with business people, authorities and community representatives of this Northeastern locality, Francisco Javier García, Minister of Tourism, traveled around the area and main communities of Las Terrenas (Samaná) along
Tourism
11/26/2008
Dominican Tourism Minister, Francisco Javier García, recently proclaimed that “the moment has come for Las Terrenas to radically change” into a model tourism area. To further that goal, the Minister has announced the undertaking of important construc
Tourism
10/20/2008
Two of the major Russian airlines will increase their weekly non-stop flights from two to five between Moscow and St. Petersburg starting this winter and spring. This new schedule will increase the flow of Russian tourists to the Dominican Republic b
Tourism
10/10/2008
Promoting the Dominican Republic through one of its most exotic and sought-after exports, cacao, is what the Tourism Ministry is doing in Italy where the market is replete with many a sensitive palate to the final product: chocolate.
Tourism
9/26/2008
The National Competitiveness Council, the National Network of Tourism Clusters and the Dominican Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (USAID - DSTA) recently signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the objective of strengthening the coun
Tourism
9/22/2008
The Dominican Republic has all the necessary conditions to become the leading business center in the Caribbean region, except for thing: a Convention Center in Santo Domingo (CCSD).
Tourism
9/20/2008
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) has announced that July 31 is the date upon which the National Hotel Classification System (SNCH) will be put into effect. The system will allow for regulation of the country’s hotel services and infrastructure to be
Tourism
9/3/2008
During the past six years the Dominican Republic has become one of the most popular tourist destinations among US citizens with an amazing growth leap in numbers of tourists from 659,129 to 1,099,906 over this period.
Tourism
8/12/2008
The Dominican Republic continues registering growth in tourism data over the last year, with a large part of that increase coming from South America.
Tourism
7/30/2008
The Caribbean Hotels and Tourism Association has elected Dominican hotelier Reyson Pimentel to fill the position of the organization´s Vice-President. Pimentel said he would work to capture new markets and to reactivate others where the organization
Tourism
7/30/2008
The Chinese Republic of Taiwan is looking to boost its interchange with the Dominican Republic, taking advantage of the diversity of the DR’s attractive tourism offerings and the growing popularity of Merengue and Bachata in the their country.
Tourism
7/18/2008
The arrival of the first charter flight from CVC Tour Operators to the Punta Cana International Airport represents a before-and-after scenario for the dynamic Dominican tourism market in Brazil as it cuts at least four hours off the normal flights fr
Tourism
7/18/2008
The 41st edition of the Brugal Merengue Festival 2008 will feature, for the first time, a simultaneous live closing in both the Dominican and Puerto Rican capitals. The Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Puerto Rico and the Association of Hotels of Sa
Tourism
7/1/2008
The Dominican Republic is stepping up its pace in tourism promotion in France for this 3-month period of June to August, in order to take advantage of the season and its position as leader in the mar
Tourism
6/28/2008
Avianca inaugurated its new Bogotá-Santo Domingo route, with the first direct flight arriving at this terminal, replete with tourists and Diplomats from Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
6/23/2008
Air Dominicana, the first Dominican airline to embark on international flights, without restrictions, in more than a decade, presented its credentials on Wednesday in a historic ceremony held at the Cruceros Terminal of the Las Americas International
Tourism
6/19/2008
Brazil’s growing predilection for the DR as their favorite tourist destination continues to consolidate. This was confirmed, for one, by the fact that the CVC tourism operators’ agency has extended its charter flights from
Tourism
6/16/2008
With the idea of increasing awareness of the Dominican Republic as a tourism destination for Europeans, the Dominican Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) for Spain and Portugal have held 15 educational seminars so far this year involving over 300 travel a
Tourism
6/4/2008
A representative of the Dominican Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) attended the International Fair of Commercial Aviation in Mexico, May 15-18, which was held to mark the 31st anniversary of the Airline Representatives Association of Guadalajara (ARLAG).
Tourism
6/2/2008
The Dominican Republic, Barbados, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos Islands are among the five nations that will initially develop the Risk Management of Natural Disasters for Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean project that intends to define m
Tourism
5/27/2008
The Office of Tourism Promotion (OPT) of the Dominican Republic for Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia announced that a Bogotá-Santo Domingo route, to be operated by AVIANCA Airlines, will begin this coming June. The one-per day flights, according t
Tourism
5/13/2008
The Director General of the ITB in Berlin, site of the world’s most important annual tourism event, praised the Dominican Republic’s efficient strategy of diversification, promotion and infrastructure building. “We applaud the diversification strateg
Tourism
5/5/2008
A total of 141 representatives of the tourism “clusters” from around the country along with government functionaries and members of the private sector have reached a commitment to develop a work plan that will promote sustainable tourism in the Domin
Tourism
5/5/2008
The Ministry of Culture and the National Competitiveness Council presented a Strategic Plan for Cultural Tourism which aims to position the country’s cultural and natural elements as a new niche of the marketing structure to be undertaken in alliance
Tourism
4/29/2008
The tireless charm of Dominican tourism was on display last week, capturing the public’s admiration with its beautiful stand in two of the most important tourism and travel promotion fairs taking place in New York City, sponsored by the New York Time
Tourism
4/17/2008
The number of international tourists arriving in the Dominican Republic continues to multiply at a rate significantly higher than last year. This increase, now in its ninth consecutive month, has raised prospects for a prosperous year...
Tourism
4/13/2008
Puerto Plata is breathing fresh, new air thanks to a government investment in various beach rehabilitation and hotel infrastructure projects in this popular tourism area of the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
4/13/2008
Expanding the tourism market and promoting nontraditional tourism will begin on April 17 in Santo Domingo at one of the most important regional events in the sector, the Caribbean Tourism Bolsa (BTC). Well-known tourism and major cruise lines compani
Tourism
4/10/2008
The first charter flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Punta Cana will begin to operate in July on TAM Airlines. The 767-300 plane will seat 244 passengers with 31 in business class.
Tourism
3/28/2008
If this year’s statistics of international arrivals to the DR are any indication, it looks like it’s going to be a great year for tourism, far better than last. Tourism Minister Félix Jiménez reported that Central Bank statistics confirmed that 372,0
Tourism
3/24/2008
As of Monday, the Dominican Republic began an exhibition of its best tourist, gastronomical and artistic attractions at the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin, where the DR is the guest of honor.
Tourism
3/16/2008
Four important hotel chains in Puerto Plata have presented proposals to the Secretary of State for Tourism (SECTUR) to renovate their services and installations in order to be in keeping with international standards.
Tourism
2/26/2008
The Secretary of State for Tourism (SECTUR) will implement a National Hotel Classification System (SNCH) that will standardize hotel quality and optimize the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry as it comes into line with international hotel standards.
Tourism
2/26/2008
A total of 41 hotel companies have confirmed their participation at the Dominican stand in the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin which will take place from March 4-9 in the German city. The Dominican Republic is the guest of honor this year.
Tourism
2/21/2008
As a way of promoting the country’s tourism attractions abroad, representatives of the Office of Tourism Promotion will attend the upcoming International Tourism Fair being held in Milan from February 21-24.
Tourism
2/21/2008
The Rescue and Planning Commission of the Eastern National Park, Saona Island announced that remodeling work will get underway on the port in this...
Tourism
1/29/2008
The Secretary for the Environment has announced the temporary suspension of traditional seasonal excursions to Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Antilles region (3,175 meters or 10,417 feet)...
Tourism
1/18/2008
The countdown begins. Within two months the Dominican Republic will display its tourism splendor in Berlin, Germany as host country of the 43rd ITB Fair, opening March 4th.
Tourism
1/18/2008
American Eagle, the Tourism Promotion Office of the Dominican Republic in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Airports 21st Century (AERODOM) inaugurated the San Juan, Puerto Rico – Samaná
Tourism
12/21/2007
The Dominican Republic will be the host country for the 43rd 2008 International Tourism Berlin Fair (ITB) which will take place from March 4-11 in the German capital with the participation of 170 countries.
Tourism
12/21/2007
WestJet has begun commercial operations with two flights per week between Canada and Puerto Plata.
Tourism
12/21/2007
The Association of Hotels of Santo Domingo recently released a guide book called “In Santo Domingo” with the idea of helping tourists choose from among the huge variety of things to do and see in the First City of America.
Tourism
12/18/2007
Almost a hundred people participated in the second edition of this tournament dedicated to windsurf in the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
8/12/2007

 











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