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December 4, 2012
  • Coral Expressway tolls
  • Museum Day at Altos de Chavon
  • Come shopping to Santo Domingo!
  • Gol scheduled to land at SDQ on 15 December
Coral Expressway tolls
It's official: as of 1 December, the tolls on the new highway from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana now add up to RD$330 for the round trip.
This total includes the usual RD$30 charged for crossing the toll station near Las Americas International Airport (east-west only) and the new highway tolls, RD$50 at Coral I (km 18) and another RD$100 at the Coral II toll (km 58) stations in both directions, according to a Public Works Ministry press advertisement. These rates are for cars, SUVs, pickups and microbuses. Minibuses, heavy goods vehicles and buses will pay higher tolls.
It now takes only half an hour to get from La Romana to Punta Cana on the Coral highway, making the drive about 2:30 hrs from Santo Domingo.
Museum Day at Altos de Chavon
Saturday, 8 December is The Long Night of Museums and Altos de Chavon's Archaeological Museum is celebrating it with an outstanding presentation by ceramist and archaeologist Thimo Pimentel on "Stealth Art." His lecture promises to combine performance, ceramics, graffiti, photography, GPS use, silkscreen printing, and even video with hidden cameras. It will commemorate the start of the construction of the Cathedral 500 years ago. That evening there also will be a concert with the National Symphony Orchestra and National Choir at the Altos de Chavon amphitheater.
There will be a bus at La Romana Central Park to transport people who want to attend the talk and the concert at Altos de Chavon. For more information, contact the museum at 809 523-8011 Ext. 233 or email Yanet Castillo at [email protected]
Come shopping to Santo Domingo!
Making the most of the Dominican Republic's open skies government policy, Air Turks & Caicos (AirTAC) announces the start of direct flights from Las Americas International Airport from Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands to the north of the Dominican Republic. Flights start on 14 December with a regular schedule from Sunday to Friday.
This will be the airline's third airport in the Dominican Republic. The airline also serves passengers who prefer to depart via the Santiago Cibao International Airport (STI) or from Puerto Plata's Gregorio Luperon International Airport.
AirTAC has daily flights to cities in the DR, Haiti, Jamaica and Bahamas.
AirTAC CEO Lyndon R. Gardiner says the new route, which responds to market demand, also opens up TCI tourism to easier connections from Europe, South and Central America already available through Santo Domingo's airport. TCI travelers now no longer have to travel to further away Puerto Rico or Miami to take the long haul flights.
The 75-minute flight will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday using the airline's fleet of 30-passenger Embraer Brasilia E120s. To launch the new flight, the airline is offering introductory fares of US$150 each way plus taxes.
Gardiner told the press that the flight is being launched just in time for the holiday season, so that shoppers can make the most of multiple shopping choices in Santo Domingo with its many new malls - Acropolis, Agora, Blue Mall, Galeria 360, Megacentro, Sambil, and the older Plaza Central, and the La Sirena and Plaza Lama megastores.
Gol scheduled to land at SDQ on 15 December
Gol, the 11-year old low-cost Brazilian carrier, has announced the start of daily flights to Santo Domingo's Las Americas International Airport from the cities of Rio de Janeiro (Galeao), Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) with the first flights starting 15 December. Airline spokesman Mauricio Emboaba Moreira told the press that the flights are part of the company's campaign to expand its presence in the region. Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia stressed during the announcement that the Dominican government is fully backing the effort to bring more Brazilian tourists to Dominican shores. Dominican all-inclusive resorts are especially popular with the Brazilian families.

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