The whale watching season of Dominican Republic is about to start in the Bay of Samana. Every year, the stunning humpback whales gather to the warm sea waters off the north-east coast of the country. The school of whale stays till March. This is also their mating season.
This is the time when the country also see s surge in the number of tourist. Each year around forty thousand visitors come to this place to watch whales. Like every year, tour operators across Dominican Republic are really looking forward to this season.
In Punta Cana, the Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa finished a $ 25 million, hundred and seventy seven room expansion. The brand new rooms are kept in 4 buildings: 3 three story houses with fifty four rooms each and 1 two story building with fifteen suites. On the top floor, rooms feature a covered terrace along with circular Jacuzzi on a wooden deck. Each of this 2 story attic suites includes a Bali style bed on the roof terrace and Jacuzzis. The resort finished a renovation of its present kids club, guestrooms and pools and kids club.
The members of Site in Dominican Republic are all set to host the Site Executive Summit 2014 from 31st January 2014 to 1st February 2014. The summit will take place in Punta Cana’s Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort.
The 2 day educational forum concentrates on motivational events as well as incentive travel marketplace. It also endures as a magnificent for professionals to learn from as well as network with industry leaders across worldwide.
With just over ten million people, Dominican Republic is the 2nd largest Caribbean country after Cuba. But the nation is a clear regional champ when it comes to tourism. In the year 2012, over 4.56 million people visited the nation by air, which is a 5.9% increase compared to the past year. Of the total, just below 639000 were the nonresident Dominicans abroad.
The Expedia group, which is one of the world's biggest online travel company, reported that demand for Dominican Republic has increased by twenty-four percent during the year 2012, compared to its records previous year. As a very important destination in the Caribbean portfolio of Expedia, the executive team is in Punta Cana earlier this week to strengthen its relationships with all its hotel partners as well as to take part in the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange.
The students of Oak Knoll went to Dominican Republic's poorest regions to wash the kid's feet and take part in other traditional activities. 16 upper school students visited Dominican Republic in March for the for the 4th annual tour with Holy Child missionary in Santo Domingo.
This year's visit was very special as the students were fell in by Sr. Gloria Okuh who conducted her teaching at the Oak Knoll this year. Sr. Gloria relished working with the students of Oak Knoll that she wanted to be a part of their them on the annual mission tour.
In April, 8 grade students from Beverly's Glen Urquhart School will go to the Dominican Republic to do their part to curb the extensive troubles of hunger and identity documentation in that country. As part of Eighth Grade Work Week, the GUS school kids will spend a week in Dominican Republic serving their counterparts in Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos that translates from Spanish to their little brothers and sisters. Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos is a charitable group which serves abandoned and orphaned kids in Latin and South America.
On Tuesday, President Danilo Medina payoff a major step toward his earlier stated target of ten million tourists coming to Dominican Republic in a single year. Recently he welcomed two Chinese families by asking them to come at the National Palace. The 2 Chinese families came in the country for a holiday holiday.
Francisco Javier Garcia, the tourism minister of the country told that the visit is part of tourism department’s campaign to change the Dominican Republic in one of the most wanted destinations for the people of China.
The Dominican Republic finally took part in the group of the countries participated in the highly prestigious beauty contest with the addition of Miss Dominican Nature. Dominican Republic will also participate in the much awaited International Tourism Film Festival.
This final announcement was made by none other than Dr. Garis Silega, who is also the president of this organization. He is someone who will be responsible for staging both the events together in New York City starting from December 4, 2013 and will continue till December 7, 2013.
World’s leading travel publisher Lonely Planet has listed Dominican Republic as one of their top ten countries for next year. Each year, Lonely Planet gathers inputs from its stuffs, their online community and travelers and after that an in-house panel makes a final list.
They select the top – 10 countries on off-the-beaten-track credibility, culture, adventures, diverse activities and on overall judgment. This year Lonely Planet added Dominican Republic in their top ten list.