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March 22, 2011
  • Viva Regatta
  • Dominican stand at ITB wins award
  • New attractions for Juan Dolio
  • Last days for whale watching
  • Familia Andres at hard Rock Cafe
Viva Regatta
Viva Wyndham Resorts and the Dominican Sailing Federation are organizing the Viva Regatta for 13-15 May at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach. The regatta is open to sailors of optimist (from six years old) and to those sailing Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Sunfish and Windsurf, announced Erika Sordo, corporate marketing and public relations director for the Dominican hotel chain. The DR has won medals in the Pan Am Games sailing competitions, and competed in the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Sailing is a popular sport in the DR. In 2012, the World Optimist Cup will be held in the DR. For more information and to register for the event, contact Alma Taveras at [email protected] or call 809 435-0590.
Viva Resorts dates back 20 years and operates hotels in the DR, Mexico and the Bahamas.
Dominican stand at ITB wins award
The Dominican stand at the ITB 2011 Trade Show won third place in the Best Exhibitor Award, Rank America/The Caribbean. 180 countries and 10,000 exhibitors participated in the 2011 ITB Berlin exhibition, the world's leading travel trade show. More than 180,000 visitors attended, including 108,000 trade visitors. The trade show is considered the leading business-to-business platform for the tourism industry. It is popular with all levels of the travel value-added chain, including tour operators, booking engines, destinations, airlines, hotels, rental car companies and journalists.
Deputy Minister of Tourism in charge of culture, Altagracia Olmos received the award on behalf of Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia.
During the first two days of the fair, more than 30 students from the Cologne Business School evaluated all the stands with convention organizers Messe Berlin. The criteria were the presentation of the stand, creativity, service and professionalism of the staff, surroundings, activities and quality of information available.
New attractions for Juan Dolio
Come this winter, tourists visiting the Juan Dolio and Guayacanes tourist area in the southeast should consider taking a day trip to nearby San Pedro de Macoris. The city located 10 minutes from Juan Dolio is undergoing a major program to restore several of its valuable historic buildings. Architect Jesus Musa has enlisted several entities, including Almacenes Zaglul, Texaco Central gas station, Dr. Antonio Musa Medical Center, his own architectural firm and the city's Chamber of Commerce to contribute to the program that involves restoring the facades of the city's historic 19th Century buildings.
Last days for whale watching
Whale watching boats will be taking tourists to watch the whales at sea until the end of March. So these are the last days to catch a glimpse of these giant whales as they come to court and breed in the waters of Samana Bay. Tourists traveling to Samana are best advised to stay in Samana city, Las Galeras or Cano Hondo hotels that are closer to take the early morning observation boats. This year the Ministry of Tourism has located a land observatory at Punta Balandra, easily accessible from Samana city and Las Galeras.
The humpback whale season began on 15 January and was extended through 30 March this year. Hundreds of humpback whales come to Samana Bay every year from the North Atlantic to mate and give birth in the protected area known as the Marine Mammals Sanctuary.
Familia Andres at hard Rock Cafe
Legendary contemporary merengue and Latin music group, Familia Andres and Fernando Echavarria will be at the Hard Rock Cafe in Santo Domingo on 24 March to celebrate their 30 years in show business. The concert is called Fuson a la rocka. They are best known for their classic songs, Donde e que e, Pato robao, Marcela, and others. The Hard Rock Cafe is located on Columbus Park in the Colonial City.

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