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May 15, 2012
  • DR and JetBlue tell all about great La Romana vacations
  • AAA Diamond Awards for Puntacana Resort & Club
  • Ministry of Tourism announces one-stop window makes investing easier
  • The best of Spanish pop in Santo Domingo
DR and JetBlue tell all about great La Romana vacations
The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism and JetBlue Airways have joined forces for a summer campaign to promote JetBlue's direct service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to La Romana International Airport (LRM).
Double-decker tour buses decorated with a beach scene and tagline that reads "LA ROMANA. 1 CLICK. 5 STARS - JetBlue Getaways vacation packages to La Romana, Dominican Republic," are circulating in New York City. They are targeting people interested in traveling to the Caribbean. JetBlue Airways began flying to La Romana in November. Its JFK to LRM flights are on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The airport is also a gateway for Bayahibe vacations, half an hour's drive to the east.
AAA Diamond Awards for Puntacana Resort & Club
Puntacana Resort & Club proudly reports that two of their restaurants have received AAA Diamond Awards. These are Bamboo at Tortuga Bay, with interiors designed by Oscar de la Renta, received an AAA Four Diamond Award, and La Yola at Puntacana Marina, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, an AAA Three Diamond Award. The awards are given for a combination of food, service, decor and ambiance. Fewer than 3% of the 27,000 restaurants approved by AAA achieve this prestigious distinction.
Tortuga Bay, the resort's luxury boutique hotel, was also honored for the second consecutive year with The AAA Five Star Diamond Award. Tortuga Bay, which opened at the PUNTACANA Resort & Club in 2006, has received much attention for its guest experience, including VIP transport from the airport, access to the exclusive Bamboo Restaurant and Six Senses Spa, and ability to play the resort's two golf courses, the Tom Fazio-designed Corales and the recently expanded P.B. Dye-designed La Cana.
The AAA Five Diamond Award is reserved for properties that exemplify the highest level of excellence in every facet of operation. Out of the 37,000 hotels rated by AAA in 2012, Tortuga Bay is among an exclusive group of 0.25% of hotels to achieve this distinction.
The AAA Diamond Ratings System for restaurants and lodgings is administered by AAA (formerly known as the American Automobile Association).
Ministry of Tourism announces one-stop window makes investing easier
Five new ground use plans and the start of the online one-stop-shop to facilitate and accelerate investments in tourism were announced last week. The facility is intended to make it easier for Dominican and foreign investors to get their projects approved. "This is an important step where working side-by-side with technology we can benefit all and investors, even from abroad, can submit their projects and get answers from the Ministry of Tourism," said Francisco Javier Garcia, making the announcement.
Users can access for the new online service. Information on the legal framework and tourism development plans of the Department of Planning and Projects of the Ministry of Tourism and incentives offered under Tourism Promotion Law 158-01 has also been posted online.
The Ministry of Tourism recently released its Sectorial Plan for Ground Use in the Tourism areas of Miches, El Seibo and Hato Mayor; Samana in the northeast, Cabarete in the north, Punta Cana, Bavaro-Macao in the east and Pedernales in the southwest.
Garcia said that the content of the plans is evidence of the importance the Ministry has given to planning, considering it essential for sustainable development and the sustainability of the country's tourism industry. He said that participative planning methodologies were used to develop the plans, working closely with private and public sector.
The best of Spanish pop in Santo Domingo
La Oreja de Van Gogh (Van Gogh's Ear), the Latin Grammy-winning Spanish pop band is booked for the National Theater on Saturday, 26 May at 8:30pm. The group is also known for playing rancheras, bossa nova, dance and techno. They are very popular for the lyrics of their poetic songs that focus on love, friendship and relationships.
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