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June 8, 2010
  • 9th Kiteboard World Cup in Cabarete
  • Asonahores Trade Show
  • WestJet flies Toronto to Samana
  • Follow the Rum Route
9th Kiteboard World Cup in Cabarete
Summer brings the best winds and waves to Cabarete. The Cabarete beach destination is preparing for the 9th World Kiteboarding Cup from 16-20 June at Bozo Beach section of Cabarete, in Puerto Plata province. The event is being organized by the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association and Cabarete businesses. The world's leading kiteboarders will be competing for the US$30,000 prize money. Viva Wyndham Tangerine is one of the sponsors and is offering special rates to visitors coming for the event.
Asonahores Trade Show
Everyone attending this year's National Hotel & Restaurant Association Trade Show can pre-book their appointments. In this way registered suppliers and buyers can make the most of the 4-day event. The Asonahores event is scheduled for 25-28 August 2010 at the Dominican Fiesta Hotel convention center. This year it is dedicated to Codetel to mark its 80th anniversary celebrations. This is the country's main exhibition of goods and services for the tourism industry. The program also includes talks and contests.
WestJet flies Toronto to Samana
There will be a non-stop seasonal service between Toronto's Pearson International Airport and Samana this summer. "Samana is the one of the Dominican Republic's best kept secrets and WestJet is excited to bring Canadian travelers to this part of the island," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning.
"The gorgeous blend of white, sandy coastline and lush rainforests provide ample opportunity to see the local beauty and culture of the Samana area. The popularity of the Dominican Republic is soaring with the addition of destinations to our ever-expanding Caribbean network, in combination with WestJet Vacations' reputation for offering low-cost, high-value vacation packages."
WestJet will fly between Toronto and Samana once weekly until 30 October 2010. The flight departs Toronto on Saturday at 10am, arriving in Samana at 2:10pm. The return flight leaves at 3pm, arriving in Toronto at 7:05pm.
One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $199 plus applicable taxes and fees.
As part of its 2010 summer schedule, WestJet continues to offer year-round services from Toronto to two other Dominican Republic destinations - Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.
Follow the Rum Route
Brugal Rum is inviting everyone to participate in the Rum Route. This will be an event taking rum enthusiasts from San Pedro de Macoris in the southeast to Puerto Plata in the north. More than 2,000 enthusiasts are expected to take part. The discovery of rum begins at the Brugal rum distillery in San Pedro de Macoris and will end at the Puerto Plata rum factory, where the rum is aged. Rum enthusiasts from Puerto Rico, Miami, Haiti, Spain, Central America and South America will be participating.
There will be several categories for making the drive: Cruiser motorcycle, four wheels, super bikes, 4x4 vehicles, enduro motorcycles, boogies, antique cars and exotic vehicles. The rum event will kick off with the performance of the world famous Star Boys and their motorcycle acrobatics.
10% of all funds collected will be donated to the George Arzeno Brugal Educational Center (Fe y Alegria) in San Marcos, Puerto Plata.

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