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November 15, 2011
  • Ricky Martin concert on hold
  • Iron Chef 2010 to perform in Santo Domingo
  • Miami Herald forecasts record year for Dominican tourism
  • Apple Vacations' La Romana Flights From JFK for 2012
Ricky Martin concert on hold
Saymon Diaz, promoter of the 19 November Ricky Martin concert, has announced the cancellation of the concert with expectations for a new date to be set.
Ricky Martin and Wisin & Yandel had been booked for a 19 November performance at the Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo as part of Martin's M.A.S. Tour. The reasons for the cancellation were not given.
The same company is promoting the 8 December concert by Britney Spears at the Olympic Stadium.
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Iron Chef 2010 to perform in Santo Domingo
The winner of Michelin 2010 and 2011 stars and the Food Network's The Iron Chef in 2010, chef Marc Forgione, will be in Santo Domingo for the Grey Goose Gastronomic Experience. The event is set for Grappa Restaurant in Santo Domingo on 30 November and 1 December. Reservations for the event need to be made by calling 809 563-3377.
Miami Herald forecasts record year for Dominican tourism
In a news story by Marjie Lambert released on Sunday, 13 November, the Miami Herald reports that tourism is doing well in the Dominican Republic. The Miami Herald forecasts that 2011 will end as a record year for Dominican tourism. Air and cruise ship arrivals through July totaled 2,712,307, compared to Cuba's 1,747,508 and Jamaica's 879,331.
Lambert says experts forecast that by year-end, foreign arrivals should break the five million mark. The Dominican Republic, the Caribbean's top tourism destination, expects record numbers of tourists this year and next, says the story. "It's on pace to receive nearly five million visitors in 2011, topping the record set last year".
"The global economy is clearly having an effect on tourism, but the Dominican Republic is trending higher. It's a growing and developing destination," said Scott Sperling, senior economist at Pennsylvania-based Tourism Economics, which forecasts travel patterns around the world.
"We are attracting the [US] tourists who are not going to Europe because it's far and more expensive," said Humberto Ozoria, spokesman for the Dominican Ministry of Tourism.
Sperling said the total number of visitors to the country - arriving by airplane and cruise ship - is expected to increase by 4.7 percent this year and grow by a robust 5.7 percent in 2012.
"Because of the economic situation, Americans that used to travel to long-haul destinations have shifted their preferences to traveling to closer destinations," the ministry said.
The country is less than two hours from Miami by direct flight, and the government is trying to cash in on that proximity with the advertising slogan "Closer than you think."
Tim Mullen, president of Apple Vacations, the largest US operator of tours to the Dominican Republic told the Miami Herald the industry hopes to catch the eye of impulsive travelers for whom shorter trips with attractive prices work well.
Apple Vacations' La Romana Flights From JFK for 2012
Apple Vacations has announced new non-stop flights to La Romana, Dominican Republic from JFK International Airport for the next year through October 2012. The flights on JetBlue Airways will depart on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 14 January through 24 October 2012, with convenient morning departures and afternoon returns.
JetBlue competes with American Airline departures by offering the first checked-bag free, and seat-back TVs with DIRECTV and Sirius/XM Radio.
Apple Vacations is offering three, four and seven-night stays at a choice of six resort hotels in the area, including the Dreams (owned by an Apple Vacations affiliate), Iberostar, Bahia Principe and Barcelo.
"Until now, La Romana was available via an hour-and-a-half transfer from Punta Cana," said Timothy Mullen, co-president of Apple Vacations. "We're very happy to offer our customers the convenience of non-stops directly into La Romana International Airport. Now, even vacationers who can only get away for a few days can enjoy a convenient, affordable escape to this world-class destination."
To launch the flight, Apple Vacations is having a supersale with introductory prices for three to seven- night stays at hotels in the area. The sale ends 24 November.

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