What’s Happening in Dominican Republic

April 15, 2019 | Weekly Update

Punta Cana International Airport Ranks Top in the Country and World | Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) managed to reach the highest level of punctuality in air operations in the country at 80.7% in January 2019, Gregorio Luperón International Airport, in Puerto Plata, was ranked number two in the country. PUJ is ranked 304 in the world; the global ranking analyzes the timeliness of a total of 1,200 airports worldwide, according to the information provided by OAG Flightview to Infotur Dominicano. www.InfoTurDominicano.com

Dominican Republic Welcomed 4 Million Tourists via Cruise Arrivals | From 2014-2018 Dominican Republic welcomed more than 4 million visitors by cruise. Because of this, the popular cruise port regions like Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata are offering a diverse and plentiful array of on-land excursions for all types of travelers. Learn more about on-land excursion offerings here.

One in Four Americans to Have a Destination Wedding | According to a 2018 survey by the wedding planning site The Knot, nearly one in four American couples who married in 2018 — 23 percent — considered to have a destination wedding. Dominican Republic continues to top the list for couples hosting an international wedding due its easy access to nightlife, beaches, resorts and cultural attractions. www.thenkot.com

New Punta Cana All-Inclusive Breaks Ground | Excellence Group officially broke ground on an extensive all-inclusive property in Punta Cana. The group’s third Dominican resort, Finest Punta Cana, will have 450 suites with 60 suites dedicated to families. The resort will offer over 20 restaurant accommodations, six pools, in-room jacuzzis and plunge pools. www.CaribJournal.com

Brand New Electronic Music Festival Held in Punta Cana This Month | The first edition of MEET Festival will be held in Chozza and Onno, two of the most innovative spaces in Punta Cana. Headliners include Mandy, Fur Coat, Martin Eyerer, Sergio Parrado, Gonçalo, Adapter and André Buljat as well as emerging artists. The festival will be held April 19-21. Find out more at www.GoDominicanRepublic.com

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