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September 23, 2014
  • Oscar de la Renta: 50 Years at Bellas Artes
  • Puerto Plata set for weekend Merengue Festival
  • Puerto Plata's travel fair 1-3 October 2014
  • Air France pilots' strike extended
  • Pro Cigar Festival set for 15-20 February 2015
Oscar de la Renta: 50 Years at Bellas Artes
Don't miss the exhibition on Dominican fashion designer Oscar de la Renta and his influence and impact on fashion and design over the past 50 years. The exhibition opened in mid September and will continue through 15 November 2014 at the National Gallery of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo. Av. Maximo Gomez corner Av. Independencia.
Puerto Plata set for weekend Merengue Festival
The Ministry of Tourism has announced that the Puerto Plata Merengue and Caribbean Beats Festival will be taking place this coming weekend, 27 and 28 September. The bands will be playing at La Puntilla on the western end of the Puerto Plata Malecon.
Onstage this year will be Sexappeal, Miriam Cruz, Mozart La Para, Banda Libre, El Alfa, Los anos Dorados del Merengue (Dioni Fernandez), Henry Garcia, Diomedes, Ray Polanco, Monchy, Wilman Pena and Alex Matos.
Shows start at 7pm.
Puerto Plata's travel fair 1-3 October 2014
Puerto Plata is celebrating its Third Annual Tourism Fair from Monday to Wednesday, 1-3 October 2014 at the Costa Dorada Iberostar. The event, organized by the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster, is an opportunity to learn about what's new in Puerto Plata, meet the tour operators and hotel accommodation suppliers in person, and take trips to see new attractions. For more information, contact Jakaira Cid at [email protected]
Air France pilots' strike extended
The Air France pilots' strike continues to affect passengers in the Dominican Republic after pilots voted to extend their week long strike over company plans to expand low-cost operations abroad. The strike, originally announced for 15-22 September, is now been extended through the 26th.
Air France flight (AF741) into Las Americas International has been cancelled.
The airline is allowing passengers to postpone their trips until 12 October 2014 at no extra cost. For postponements after that date, change of origin or destination, or flight cancellation, the airline is offering a non-refundable voucher valid for one year on Air France or KLM. The airline says that if the flight has been cancelled or delayed by more than five hours, a refund of the ticket is also possible. Passengers are advised to verify flight information before heading to the airport.
Pilots are protesting against plans by Air France to fight competition from low-budget carriers and boost earnings by setting up foreign bases for its low-cost Transavia brand. The main pilots' union fears the airline may abandon Transavia's development in France altogether and move jobs out of the country.
Air France management has condemned the move to continue the strike, insisting that neither the airline nor its staff will be harmed by its plans. It says the strike is costing the company 10-15 million euros a day.
Pro Cigar Festival set for 15-20 February 2015
Now is the time to book for the Pro Cigar Festival that takes cigar fans on a journey to discover why the Dominican Republic is the world's leading cigar exporter.
The Festival is a time for participants to learn about what makes a good cigar, as well as taking part in a great variety of leisure and entertainment activities, and of course indulge in smoking premium cigars. Procigar Festival 2015 brings together cigar manufacturers, retailers and consumers from 15 to 20 February.
The festival will take place at Casa de Campo, one of the Caribbean's most exclusive resorts, and in Santiago, also known as the "Cigar Capital of the World."
The program of activities starts in Casa de Campo, the golf Mecca in La Romana province on the country's southeast coast, where participants will visit Tabacalera de Garcia, and have plenty of beach time. They can even take part in a beach Olympics.
Next, the group heads to the cigar capital of the world, Santiago de los Caballeros, about 160 miles from La Romana where optional tours include visits to factory and tobacco fields supplying the following manufacturers:
General Cigar, Davidoff, Quesada Cigars, La Aurora, Corporacion Cigar Export, Tabacalera La Alianza-EP Carrillo, La Flor Dominicana, Tabacalera Palma and the Fuente Foundation.
There will be time next for enjoying the north coast's top attractions, including a trip to the Damajagua waterfalls, catamaran sailing, and a charity poker tournament. During the festival celebration, participants will also enjoy the best the Dominican Republic has to offer in music, cultural events and hospitality.
At night, all guests will gather for the best premium smokes, but also for gala dinners, premium drinks, tasting local cuisine, dancing to Latin beats and enjoying the warmth of Dominican hospitality.
The festival brings together writers from some of the world's leading cigar-related magazines including Cigar Aficionado, Smoke & Smokeshop, Tobacconist, Cigar Magazine, European Cigar Journal, Cigar Clan, Cigar Report, Cigar Ambassador, L'Amateur Du Cigarre, La Boutique de El Fumador, Epicur and Florida Cigar Snob.
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