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Information updated December 2009


May 18, 2010
  • Latino Baseball Hall of Fame
  • US$30 million for new PUJ runway
  • Fly-in traffic to Constanza
  • Remodelled Dominicus Beach Resort
Latino Baseball Hall of Fame
The first Latino Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on 29 May. The event will be celebrated at the 5,000-person Altos de Chavon amphitheater in Casa de Campo.
Emulating Cooperstown in the United States, this new international Hall of Fame has been set up to induct and honor outstanding Latino baseball stars and personalities.
In the first ceremony, the Latino Hall of Fame will include a wide range of baseball legends like Tom Lasorda, Rafael Avila, legendary scout of Latino players, the Founder & Vice Chairman of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation Commissioner Dr. Juan Puello, and many others well recognized in international baseball circles.
Alfonso Fanjul, head of Casa de Campo and the Grupo Fangul agribusiness company, and Roberto A Weill, a Cuban international entrepreneur, are the new hall of fame founder and president, respectively.
For the occasion, the nominees will receive induction during the week of 23-30 May 2010, and there will be baseball events such as tours to Major League training camps. There are 30 within 60 minutes of Casa de Campo. There also will be baseball clinics, golf and other sports invitational tournaments at Casa de Campo resort.
For more information visit LBHOF website: www.salondelafamadelbeisbollatino.com
US$30 million for new PUJ runway
The busiest airport in the Caribbean is getting bigger and better. With the most flights from more destinations worldwide, the new runway that is under construction at Punta Cana International Airport will come into service for April 2011. With a length of 10,200 feet, the runway will be a model for Caribbean airports with state-of-the-art equipment.
In 2009, Punta Cana International received 58% of the DR's tourist arrivals. The airport has handled up to 325 weekly flights in high season (Christmas and summer) and 200 flights a week in normal months. As many as 90 flights are known to arrive on Saturdays alone.
Fly-in traffic to Constanza
From 17-27 April 2010, the Caribbean Air Challenge brought foreign media representatives to discover the Dominican Republic for themselves and report back their impressions to the world. On the same trip, the group also visited Exuma and Grand Turk.
19 planes participated in the international air rally. First they landed at Santo Domingo's La Isabela International Airport, and then continued on to Constanza in the central mountains.
The visitors included Kathy Mexted, from Australia, a journalist and pilot covering for the AOPA, the largest pilot association in Australia, Robert Sirdey, a French journalist and professional photographer who covers air rallies and writes for Aviation & Pilote, the largest French language aviation magazine.
Others were Mark Helseth from Minnesota, also who has published work with AOPA and flies with the Air Rally organization and was responsible for posting video footage on the event for viewing by an estimated 415,000 pilots. Chaterine Tobenas of Canada who has been organizing the International Air Rally since 2003, covers the event for the COPA Flight main news source to Canadian Pilot and Owner Association members, an estimated 18,000 across Canada.
http://flydominicanrepublic.com/flyblog/?p=316
http://caribbean.airrally.com/blog/?p=1096
Remodelled Dominicus Beach Resort
Viva Wyndham announces the complete remodeling of its Dominicus Beach Resort in Bayahibe. The first guests to try it out will get special rates of US$65 per person, per night through 16 December 2010. Rooms have been redecorated and refurbished, including the bathrooms. The remodeling also included the renovation of its glass-like main pool that overlooks the beach. Other remodeled areas include the La Placita bar by the main pool, open 24-hours offering guests refreshing beverages and snacks, the La Terraza buffet restaurant that now features show cooking and the lobby and reception areas.
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, known for its oceanfront and garden view bungalows made of coral stone and thatched roofs, is located less than half an hour from the La Romana International Airport and Altos de Chavon artists' village.
The Dominicus Beach Resort was the hotel that kick-started the successful Bayahibe beach destination.
www.dr1.com/directories/hotels/viva_dominicus_beach.shtml

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