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June 26, 2012
  • Travel up in May
  • Alberto Abreu of Puntacana to CHTA board
  • Wilfrido Vargas and Rafelito Mirabal at Casa de Teatro
  • ManRay photography exhibition
Travel up in May
The Central Bank statistics department reports that 15,393 more tourists visited the Dominican Republic in May 2012 for a 6.12% increase compared to May 2011. Some 2,071,269 tourists have visited for the first five months of the year, or 138,705 more, for a 7.18% increased overall compared to the same period last year. The United States, Russia, Canada, Argentina, France, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia source markets showed positive numbers for the first five months of the year.
Total arrivals, including residents and non-residents, from January to May 2012 was 2,260,673, 6.89% more than last year.
On the other hand, the statistics show declines for travel from traditional source markets, including the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany, reflecting hard economic times in Europe.
Punta Cana International Airport continues to be the main port of arrival for foreign tourists, with 1,140,961 arrivals from January to May 2012, or 62.23% of the total. Las Americas (Santo Domingo) received 18,17%, Puerto Plata 10.68%, Cibao (Santiago) 3.35%, La Romana 3.33%. Combined La Isabela and El Catey in Samana received 2.24%.
Polls carried out by the Central Bank indicate that 94% of tourists that visited the Dominican Republic did so for leisure, and 91.29% stayed at hotels. The tourist who visits the Dominican Republic is relatively young, as 64.57% said they were 21-49 years old.
Alberto Abreu of Puntacana to CHTA board
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) general assembly re-elected Dominican Alberto Abreu, director of hospitality at the Puntacana Resort & Club to be one of the vice presidents of the 2002-14 board. The new slate of officers was elected on 14 June during the general meeting at the Half Moon Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The board is presided by Richard J. Doumeng. In addition to Abreu, the other vice presidents are Emil Lee, president of the St. Maarten Hotel & Trade Association and general manager of Princess Heights Hotel; Karolin Troubetzkoy, St. Lucia, president of the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association and owner and executive director at the Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resort; Evelyn Smith, president of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourism Association and general manager Tensing Pen, Jamaica and William Jonckheer, CEO of Jonckheer Advertising and Marketing in Curacao. The CHTA treasurer will be James Hepple, president of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association.
The CHTA is the leading regional tourism organization and represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 725 member hotels and 375 allied members.
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Wilfrido Vargas and Rafelito Mirabal at Casa de Teatro
Do not miss the outstanding combination of legendary merengue star Wilfrido Vargas and jazz performer Rafelito Mirabal and his Sistema Temperado as they take the stage of the Santo Domingo Jazz Festival on Thursday, 28 June. Tickets are RD$500 and should be purchased in advanced as the capacity of Casa de Teatro is small.
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ManRay photography exhibition
Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art will come away with a general overview of contemporary art in the Dominican Republic and insights into the extraordinary work of contemporary artist Elsa Nunez on exhibit in a special retrospective. They also will be able to view the outstanding selection of photographs by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1890-1976), the late photographer best known for his work in leading magazines such as Vogue, Bazaar and Vanity Fair. His biography tells that he worked in Paris from 1921 to 1940. His assistants included Berenice Abbott and Lee Miller, and Duchamp, Stieglitz, Picasso and Dali were among his colleagues. A member of the Dada art movement and the only American member of the Paris Surrealist movement, Man Ray considered himself an artist and thought of photography as a medium of artistic expression when used for more than reproduction. The Santo Domingo exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of France, Embassy of the United States and the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition opened this month and will continue through the end of July.
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