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October 30, 2012
  • Brugal limited edition offer
  • Brugal sponsors Merengue Festival
  • California journalist discovers Las Galeras
  • Medina inaugurates Punta Cana hotel
  • Gol
Brugal limited edition offer
Rum lovers should be on the lookout to purchase a bottle of some of the finest rum in the world. On its 125th anniversary next March, Brugal is preparing to launch a new luxury edition of its rum, to be named Papa Andres. Only 500 bottles of the ultra-premium rum, priced at US$1,200, will be released. Named in honor of Brugal company founder Don Andres Brugal, Papa Andres was originally created for and consumed by five generations of the Brugal family on special occasions, with just a few bottles sold at charity auctions.
The rum is taken from a private reserve of casks kept in Brugal's cellars in Puerto Plata for more than 100 years, and the small portion of rum drawn off for Papa Andres is replaced with a selection of aged rums chosen by Brugal's master blenders.
The rum will be packaged in a crystal decanter inspired by Dominican art, and housed in a gift box that will also contain a booklet explaining the rum production process.
Brugal sponsors Merengue Festival
Puerto Plata and Punta Cana are getting ready for Merengue & Caribbean Beats Festivals sponsored by Brugal rum. Taking the stage at La Puntilla in Puerto Plata on Saturday, 3 November and at Bavaro Beach on Saturday, 10 November will be the Ministry of Tourism Folkloric Dance group and the bands of Diomedes y el Grupo Mio, Pochy Familia y la Coco Band, Kinito Mendez, Wilman Pena, Mozart La Para and Los Pepes. A DJ will be in charge of the musical warm-up. The company says that the events are intended to be a regular draw for locals and tourists alike.
California journalist discovers Las Galeras
San Francisco Chronicle journalist Margo Pfeiff was in Las Galeras recently and her observations on the low-key Samana peninsula beach town were featured in the news story that can be viewed online. She focuses on the essence of the area's beauty, its secluded beaches, its international nature, and unpretentious hospitality. She mentions the pleasures of enjoying sweet coconut juice right from the source. She tells of the eco-touristic and adventure travel type activities on offer, but keeps on coming back to the marvel of lazing on the beach.
Medina inaugurates Punta Cana hotel
President Danilo Medina was in Punta Cana last week for the formal opening of the Four Points by Sheraton business hotel with its first 124 rooms. Another 200 rooms will be added in a second phase. The hotel is an alliance between Grupo Puntacana and Starwood Worldwide.
For the occasion, Starwood also launched the construction of the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club at Playa Blanca beach.
Low-fare airline Gol, Brazil's second largest began selling tickets for its new Santo Domingo-Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) route and to Miami and Orlando on 26 October.
"We observed strong demand from clients flying to the United States, and, with a focus on this market, operations exclusive to the Smiles clients have been very successful," says Paulo Kakinoff, GOL's CEO. "Now, our proposal with these regular flights is to offer attractive fares, via Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, where passengers can connect to both destinations, without compromising our low-cost model," he explains.
The new flights, departing from Sao Paulo/Guarulhos to Orlando and from Rio de Janeiro/Galeao to Miami, will be offered on a daily basis and make one stop in Santo Domingo, where clients will change aircraft depending on their final destination. Both operations will offer comfort and economic class.
As reported in the Brazilian newspaper Valor, the Brazilian airline has plans to set up a hub in Santo Domingo for operating flights to other locations in North America. Kakinoff told Valor that Gol would also fly its passengers to Delta's hub in Atlanta or offer Gol passengers connections on Delta flights out of Santo Domingo to other international locations.
Gol, which sold a 3% stake in itself to Delta Air Lines (DAL) at the end of last year, plans to make the most of that partnership in overseas flights, Gol Chief Executive Paulo Kakinoff told Valor.
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