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May 29, 2012
  • Mango Fair in Bani: 14-17 June 2012
  • The goal: to get tourists to spend more in the Dominican Republic
  • La Romana is leading cruise ship port in Dominican Republic
  • Windsurfing and kiteboarding Cabarete Classic set for 12-15 July
  • Embassy Suites to operate new Naco hotel in Santo Domingo
Mango Fair in Bani: 14-17 June 2012
One of the tastiest events to attend in the Dominican Republic is Expo Mango, held in Bani, capital of Peravia province, every year. The province is the leading producer of mangos in the Dominican Republic. The annual event is organized y the Mango Cluster to promote mango marketing in the Dominican Republic. This year's Expo opens on Thursday, 14 June and will continue through Sunday, 17 June with a series of educational and cultural events that have been prepared to celebrate the harvest. June to August is the mango season in the Dominican Republic, while some varieties are produced in other months of the year. It is worth traveling to Bani for the event.
For more information: Contact Gisela Taveras at [email protected]
Combine the mango tasting with a visit to Bani's new Perello Cultural Center.
The goal: to get tourists to spend more in the Dominican Republic
The president of the Dominican Republic Hotels & Tourism Association (Asonahores), Julio Llibre, says that the country needs to work on getting tourists to stay longer and spend more. As reported in Diario Libre, he says data shows that the average spending of tourists has only increased by US$27.69, and that average length of stay has increased by 1.26 nights since 1993. He said this is a matter of concern because tourism is the engine of the Dominican economy. Llibre said that improvements in tourism could not just be measured by number of arrivals and that length of stay and spending were important variables. He said that the sector's development plan should not be for the DR to be defined as a cheap destination in the Caribbean. The Asonahores president said the country needed to aspire to getting tourists invest in the DR and spend more. He said that each cruise ship passenger had to be motivated to spend more in the country and that the focus ought to be on quality, not quantity.
Llibre made the statements when attending the inaugural of the next board of directors of the Santo Domingo Cluster. The new board is effective April 2012 to April 2014. The members are Freddy Ginebra, general coordinator; Carlos Rodoli, general secretary; David Marmol, treasurer; and the members Luis Marino Lopez, Vielka Guzman, Justo Garcia, Association of Hotels of Santo Domingo, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Environment, and Municipality of Santo Domingo.
La Romana is leading cruise ship port in Dominican Republic
Of the three main maritime arrival ports in the Dominican Republic, most tourists arrived through the Casa de Campo-La Romana Port. For the first two months of the year, some 125,691 travelers came by sea to the La Romana Port, the Samana mooring point off Cayo Levantado and to Sans Souci Port in Santo Domingo.
The Central Bank reports that 92,580 cruise ship tourists visited after arriving at Casa de Campo-La Romana Port on board 46 ships, 26,383 to Samana on board 18 ships and another 6,728 to Santo Domingo's Sans Souci Port on board 31 ships. In 2011, a total of 347,914 passengers visited.
The breakdown for the 347,914 maritime visitors in 2011 was 27,630 to Sans Souci Ports in Santo Domingo, 167,718 to La Romana and 152,566 to Samana.
Windsurfing and kiteboarding Cabarete Classic set for 12-15 July
Pablito Guzman's 7th Annual Cabarete Classic, the popular summer windsurfing and kiteboarding event takes place in Cabarete from 12-15 July. Competitions will be in formula, slalom and free-style categories. There will be long-distance windsurf and kiteboarding races. The races are open to people of all ages and abilities.
The event has become the leading windsurfing competition held annually in the Dominican Republic. Competitors and tourists from all over the globe come to Cabarete to join the festivities. The event is coordinated by former Dominican windsurfing champion, Pablito Guzman.
To register, write to [email protected], call 809 876-6003 or sign up on the website
Embassy Suites to operate new Naco hotel in Santo Domingo
The promoters of the Silversun Commercial Gallery, located on Tiradentes and Gustavo Mejia Ricart avenues in Santo Domingo's Naco neighborhood, have announced that Hilton Worldwide hotel chain would operate the hotel as an Embassy Suites by Hilton. The hotel will be located in the Naco section of the Poligono Central area, the city's leading business district. Jim Holthouser, global head of Embassy Suites, said the hotel is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2013.
The hotel will add 200 two-room suites to the capital city hotel inventory.
In addition, Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo will have more than 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, including two ballrooms, breakout rooms and a meeting room, as well as 4,300 square feet of outdoor events space.
This will be the second Embassy Suites in the Dominican Republic. The chain already operates the 125-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Marlins Hotel & Golf Resort at the Metro Country Club, in Juan Dolio beach community, some 45 minutes east of Santo Domingo. Hilton also operates the 228-room Hilton Santo Domingo next door to the Malecon Center.
Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America said, "We are excited to announce the development of our third Hilton Worldwide hotel in the Dominican Republic, and proud to do so with Desarrollos RDC, S.A. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo will perfectly complement our existing Hilton Santo Domingo, and we look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers to another Hilton Worldwide hotel they can call home."

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