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April 12, 2011
  • Miami to Casa de Campo daily on American
  • Punta Cana makes TripAdvisor top 10 beach list
  • Chocolate Tasting Tour of the Dominican Republic
  • Arthur Frommer top ranks Dominican Republic
  • What's happening in the Dominican Republic
Miami to Casa de Campo daily on American
American Eagle, the American Airlines affiliate, began daily flights from La Romana International Casa de Campo Airport to Miami, Florida on 5 April. The airline flies a 50-seat Embraer 145. The La Romana flight is the first for the airline with this new airplane model outside of the US.
"La Romana, the official airport for Casa de Campo, has always been a popular destination among our passengers from Miami," said Peter J. Dolara, first vice president of American Airlines, based in Miami. "We're happy to offer our customers more options to visit this Caribbean paradise."
Casa de Campo, one of Dominican Republic's top tourist resorts, is among the world's most famous destinations, recognized for its luxury villas and award-winning golf courses.
"We are thrilled that American Eagle has decided to offer this new service to La Romana," said Claudio Silvestri, president and executive senior officer of Premier Resorts & Hotels, the company that runs Casa de Campo.
Airport director Luis Emilio Rodriguez highlighted that the new daily flight contributes to strengthening trade and leisure travel to the La Romana region.
Punta Cana makes TripAdvisor top 10 beach list
The Dominican Republic's Punta Cana beach has made the top beach spot list of TripAdvisor, known as the world's largest travel site. On 5 April TripAdvisor announced the winners of its 2011 Travelers' Choice® Beaches awards. Five beaches in the Caribbean made the top list. Top beach spots were named in the US, Europe, Asia, Canada, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Mexico, and Central and South America.
Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travelers in TripAdvisor reviews. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 2,100 US respondents, 68 percent are planning a beach vacation in 2011. 26% are planning a beach trip to the Caribbean or Mexico in 2011. 54% are planning a trip to a US beach destination. 17% intend to visit the US southeast coast, 13% expect to explore the northeast coast, 12% plan to go to the gulf coast and 10% plan to visit the west coast.
"It's that time of year when travelers are dreaming of getaways to warm beach destinations. To provide inspiration on where to go, we've named some amazing hot spots around the world, based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "In addition to the outstanding beaches, these destinations also feature top-rated options for hotels, vacation rentals, attractions, and restaurants."
Travelers' Choice Beaches Award-winning World Beach Destinations:
1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
2. Boracay, Philippines
3. Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
4. Negril, Jamaica
5. Tulum, Mexico
6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
9. Cape May, New Jersey
10. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Chocolate Tasting Tour of the Dominican Republic
The Group of Dominican Professionals in Washington, DC (GDP-WASH) is inviting chocolate and wine lovers to an evening of exquisite pairings: chocolate with cava.
This is a unique event featuring high quality, premium Dominican cacao made by leading world manufacturers from France, Switzerland and the United States.
Biagio Abbatiello, a chocolate expert, will be on hand to guide the palates of those attending through this tasting adventure to the Dominican Republic. It is also seen as a great networking opportunity!
Get to know your colleagues living in the Washington, D.C. area interested in contributing to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Dominican Republic and its people.
The event takes place on April 14, tickets are US$20 and they need to be purchased in advance at:
Arthur Frommer top ranks Dominican Republic
Budget travel expert Arthur Frommer reports that rates for departures in the Caribbean's low season month of May remain reasonable "especially in Cuba and the Dominican Republic." Package deals at the Casa Marina Beach Hotel, Bahia Principe San Juan Hotel on the north coast, Gran Bahia Principe Club Premier in Punta Cana, at the Grand Paradise hotel in Samana are ranked first in a listing published in The Toronto Star.
For contact details for the most complete listing of big and small hotels in the Dominican Republic, go to
What's happening in the Dominican Republic
The DR1 Calendar of Events page has been redesigned. It's a work in progress and more features will appear in the coming months. The DR1 Calendar is where you can first read about what's happening or coming for the Dominican Republic. Full event details are provided, but also now it is possible to search by month or day. Share events on Facebook, Buzz or Twitter. Photos and images of the events are being added and there is Google maps integration. You can also now save to YOUR calendar, be it iCal, Yahoo, Google or many others.
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