This Thursday March 17, the 2022 edition of the annual D.R. Open Kiteboarding competition started. It will last for 3 days until March 19. Athletes are invited to compete in different categories: Professional, Semi-Professional, Freestyle Junior and Freestyle Women.

Everyone is welcome to join this colourful kiteboarding performance and support the participants. The program also includes some chill-out Dj sessions at the hotel Millennium.

This annual event has been inspiring young local athletes and promoting the kiteboarding culture in Cabarete for several years now. Numerous local businesses have always supported it recognizing the importance it plays for the younger generation development. And we hope you can also become part of this event and enjoy the local talents performance.

 

 

The Dominican Republic announced that it authorized JetBlue to operate the new route Boston-Puerto Plata. The Civil Aviation Board (JAC) reported in a statement that JetBlue will carry out 17 flights between Boston and Puerto Plata, from this January to April 2nd.

In addition, Rutaca Airlines received authorization to operate three weekly flights between Caracas and Puerto Plata for one year.

These new operations are added to the results obtained in 2021, which closed with the arrival of 4,995,412 tourists, of which 728,335 entered the country only in December, said the JAC.

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This week Puerto Plata has become the only town in the whole Caribbean with 2 functioning cruise ports.

The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader led this Wednesday the inauguration of the new tourist and cargo terminal Taíno Bay in San Felipe de Puerto Plata with the arrival of a MSC boat with capacity for 5,000 cruise passengers. Although due to the COVID-19 protocols and security measures, it only brought about 1,700 passengers.
The Taino Bay terminal is part of a multipurpose project that will allow the docking of cruise ships, containers and the loading of products, which will make it one of the most attractive and active ports in the country. Taino Bay with an investment of more than 80 million dollars is part of the government initiatives.

During the inauguration of the terminal, President Luis Abinader reiterated his commitment and that of his government to generate more jobs and increase the arrival of tourists to the country. This terminal will generate 1,500 direct jobs and 3,500 indirect jobs.

Through the gates of this port terminal, it is projected to receive over 750 thousand cruise passengers by 2022, which will represent an average income of US $ 75 million. Among the carriers that have confirmed their routes are Royal Caribbean Cruises, Virgin Voyages, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, TUI Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

We’re very happy and proud of this new cruise terminal. And we hope it will give the local economy a necessary boost so much needed after the pandemic.