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October 1, 2013
  • Play Baseball!
  • Taste Santo Domingo
  • Russians are last minute bookers
  • Justin Bieber tickets selling for October show
Play Baseball!
The Dominican Winter Professional Baseball Season starts on 18 October with games between the Tigres del Licey and the Leones del Escogido at the Quisqueya Ball Park in Santo Domingo at 7:30pm.
Last week, the six teams have begun to announce the start of training to prepare the players for the October through December regular season games. The teams are Gigantes del Cibao (San Francisco de Macoris), Tigres del Licey and Leones del Escogido (Santo Domingo), Toros del Este (La Romana) and Estrellas Orientales (San Pedro de Macoris)
See the schedule for the games at
Taste Santo Domingo
Taste Santo Domingo, now in its fifth year, will be held at the Sambil Mall in Santo Domingo on 3, 4, 5 and 6 October. The event includes culinary talks, exhibition of products, gastronomy forum, workshops and the Grand Tasting. Learn about cooking from Xabier Gutierrez from the famous Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain and attend the master class by famous pastry chef Osvaldo Gross from Argentina. This year, there will be a screening of gastronomy-related films. There will also be a section on the Best Restaurants, with Restaurante Biko of Mexico and his creator Chef Mikel Alonso sharing his experience.
General admission is RD$1,000 or US$25 when purchased before 21 September. Regular admission is RD$2,000. For more information, call 809 533-0111
Russians are last minute bookers
Are your bookings not looking good? Call in the Russians. New research shows they decide on their holiday destinations at the very last minute.
ITB Berlin researchers say that among all the world's main travel markets, Russians are the most likely to book their holidays at the last minute. While booking one's holidays at short notice is still a popular trend, it is strongest among Russian tourists. The analysis by IPK International says that Russians tend to decide less than a month before departing. This is the result of a special survey by IPK International's World Travel Monitor, commissioned by ITB Berlin. Among the top ten international source markets for travel abroad (with at least one overnight) Russia reported the highest percentage of last-minute bookings. In 2012 Russians booked 73% of their trips at the last moment, less than one month before departing. The habit of booking trips late has always been popular in Russia. Over the past five years the trend towards booking travel at the last moment has remained unchanged and has hardly fluctuated at all.
Russia has quickly become the fourth largest source market for tourism in the Dominican Republic, after the US, Canada and France. Russian tourism was up 35% last year, with around 164,000 new arrivals. The number of Russian travelers to the DR could reach one million by the end of this year.
Most Russian tourists travelling abroad are upper-middle class, and therefore the typical Russian tourist with high purchasing power. Statistics also show that Russian tourists are mostly aged between 25 and 45.
Justin Bieber tickets selling for October show
Teen idol Justin Bieber has included the Dominican Republic for a 22 October 2013 performance in Santo Domingo. The 19-year old Canadian pop phenomenon will be performing at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium. The time is set for 7pm. He will be performing in Santo Domingo on Tuesday after a Saturday show in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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