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May 1, 2012
  • DR recommended for wedding anniversaries
  • KPMG: Improved outlook for the golf travel industry
  • Viva celebrates 25 years in business
  • Barahona announces new air links
  • Guerra with Juan Luis Guerra
DR recommended for wedding anniversaries
The Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo in particular, is rated as the leading travel destination for couples on a budget celebrating their wedding anniversary, according to Cheapflights. The list was carried by leading aggregator websites around the world to mark Britain's Prince William and Catherine's first wedding anniversary.
The Cheapflights website says the DR is tops for "frugal couples". It explains: "Starting a new life together can be expensive, and the first few anniversaries can sometimes get pushed aside. For those looking to celebrate an anniversary without a hefty price tag, consider heading south to Santo Domingo, a dollar gets you a long way. There are plenty of resorts in the area, so finding an affordable all-inclusive package is easy. Spend your days basking in the sun, or hit the streets of the Dominican's bustling capital. As a lesser-known tourist destination, Santo Domingo offers visitors the ability to see the city on their own terms while meeting expectations as a tropical utopia."
KPMG: Improved outlook for the golf travel industry
The April 2012 poll by KPMG reveals that golf tourism is again on the increase, bouncing back from the economic downturn.
According to the Golf Travel Insights report, 60% of golf tour operators experienced an increase in the number of golf breaks booked in 2011, compared to 38% in 2010. Similarly, just 12% of tour operators reported a decrease in bookings in 2011 compared to 54% the year before.
While North America maintains a strong domestic golf travel market, Argentina and the Dominican Republic are becoming popular outbound tourism destinations for US citizens, tour operators reported.
The poll reveals that golfers from the USA and Canada, the UK, Scandinavia (predominantly Sweden) and Germany remain the biggest golf travelers.
KPMG also found that golfers spend significantly more on a holiday than regular leisure tourists, typically EUR600-900 on a four to seven-night golf break. More than a third of these breaks (35%) are group bookings of 8-12 people.
Andrea Sartori, head of KPMG's Golf Advisory Practice in EMA, says there is price sensitivity in the market and some popular destinations have had to reduce their prices to maintain competitiveness.
"The quality of the golf courses is the most important factor for a consumer when choosing a destination, but the package price is now almost equally important," he explained.
Andrea Sartori added: "The outlook among golf tour operators is generally positive, with nearly three-quarters of those surveyed anticipating growth in the coming year."
The survey, published by KPMG's Golf Advisory Practice, included the feedback of 90 golf tour operators in 35 countries, most of which are based in Europe. The results are seen as indicators of the golf travel industry's performance and outlook.
For more information, and to download the report, visit:
Viva celebrates 25 years in business
Viva Wyndham Resorts, the Dominican Republic's first international hotel chain, is celebrating 25 years of success in one of the Caribbean's leading tourism destinations. The chain began in 1987 with the opening of the all-inclusive Club Dominicus in Bayahibe, today known as Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach. The Dominican-based chain expanded and went on to open five more hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico. Top executives were Italian Ettore Colussi and Dominican Rafael Blanco Canto.
In Dominican Republic it operates the hotels Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace in La Romana-Bayahibe, and Viva Wyndham Tangerine in Cabarete-Puerto Plata.
In Mexico's Mayan Riviera, Viva has the Viva Wyndham Maya and Viva Wyndham Aztec, and in the Bahamas, the chain has the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach.
Barahona announces new air links
The Barahona Tourism and Production Cluster are announcing new regular domestic flights to the Maria Montez International Barahona Airport. The flights from Santo Domingo will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30am returning the same day at 4:30pm. Air Century, using Jetstream 19-passenger airplanes, will cover the distance in 25 minutes for US$65 each way. Two promotional meetings will be held to introduce the new flights, the first at the offices of the Consorcio Dominicano de Competitividad Turistica, on the rooftop of Plaza Central, Office 416B on Wednesday, 2 May at 4pm. Another will be held at the Maria Montez Restaurant in Barahona, on Thursday, 3 May at 11am. All interested in attending can contact Elena Nunziatini, executive director of the Cluster, on 809 566-4395 and 829 471-1616.
Guerra with Juan Luis Guerra
16 June is the date for the AsondeGuerra show with Latin music icon Juan Luis Guerra and the 4x40 band at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium in the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center in Santo Domingo. The show starts at 8:30pm on that Saturday evening.
Guerra is known for his combining jazz, merengue, bachata, rock and other rhythms winning 12 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He is considered the most internationally famous Latin artist of recent years.
For more on upcoming shows in the DR, see

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