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Dominican Republic cancels visas for tourists from Russia
The decision to ratify the abolition of the visa regime with Russia was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic.
Russians led among passengers of charter flights to the Dominican Republic in January and February
Russian tourists in January and February 2020 were in the first place in terms of the number of passengers arriving at the resorts of the Dominican Republic on charter flights.
Tour operators are trying to offer early booking for the winter
This week, retail received messages from Russian tour operators with announcements of early booking for the autumn-winter period of 2021.
Million Russian tourists visited Dominican Republic over the past four years
In 2020 Russia became the third largest source market in the world and first among European countries with 1 million visitors over the past four years.
The flow of tourists from Russia to the Dominican Republic has decreased
For 9 months of this year the tourist flow from Russia to the Dominican Republic showed a significant decrease - minus 27%. However, operators do not notice a drop in demand.
Dominican Republic hotels reduce prices for Russian tourists
The first 9 months of this year were difficult for the Russian tourist flow to the Dominican Republic – Russian tourists came here a little less than last year. This year tour operators increased their volumes due to new regional departure points.
Tour operators: demand for New Year's exotic is 15 times higher than for tours in the low season
The desire to spend the New Year on exotic islands is increasing among Russians despite on the economic situation. A lot of hotels offer accommodation for New Year dates on favorable conditions.
Azur air started Dominicana flight program from Ekaterinburg
Press service of the international airport Koltsovo in Ekaterinburg informed that 25.10.2019 the first flight to Dominicana took off. La – Romana is the arrival port in Dominicana for this program. Azur air company uses Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with total seats number — up to 531, with business class (7-42 seats). The flight will be fulfilled once a fortnight .
Thailand is the leader in the Asian destinations
The representatives of tourist retailers reported the information about the most popular destinations of the beginning of the autumn-winter season. Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam became the leaders in the Asian destinations.
Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam became the most popular winter destinations for Russian tourists
Russian tourists most often buy winter tours on early booking program in Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam. Also the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba are among the leading destinations for Russians in the winter season.
Tour operators note a change in demand for the Dominican Republic
Tour operators note an increase in demand for the Dominican Republic. Sales of tours for winter season are much better this year. The destination is also in demand in the regions - travelers can use combined fixed-price tours with a regular Nordwind flight.
Caribbean began to be more popular than Southeast Asia
Representatives of the tourist retail industry have noted the increased attractiveness of holidays in the Caribbean among Russian tourists. Due to the growth of charter transportation and good prices, Cuba has a chance to increase its volumes this winter, and a number of retail’s networks note a high demand for Caribbean countries.
Paradisus by Meliá Delivers World-Class Luxury Alongside Sustainable Practices & Customizable Moments
As a luxurious, all-inclusive hotel brand with properties located in some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations, Paradisus by Meliá offers an ultimate guest experience. The luxury brand includes resorts from the Caribbean to Mexico. These are Paradisus Palma Real, The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Playa del Carmen’s La Perla, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Los Cabos (Mexico).
Anex Tour announced flights to Dominican Republic from Kazan (in addition to Yekaterinburg)
The geography of direct flights from Russian cities to the Dominican Republic for the winter season - 2019/2020 continues to expand. The new program of Azur Air from Kazan to La Romana was announced. The flights will be operated once every two weeks from November 1 to April 17.
In 2019, the volume of transportation to the Dominican Republic remained at the level of the last year.
The volume of transportation to the Dominican Republic generally remained at the level of last year. There will be an a little increase due to new regional flights. For the Dominican destination last winter season went “smoothly”, but the expectations of tour operators were overstated, which led to the need to optimize flight programs.
Flight program to the Dominican Republic in winter 2019/2020
The distinctive feature of winter 2019-2020 flight program to Dominican Republic is the appearance of the flights not only from the Russian capital, but also from several regional airports.
Azur Air starts flights from Ekaterinburg to the Dominican Republic
On November 8, Azur Air with will open direct flights to the Dominican Republic from Ekaterinburg (Koltsovo Airport). The flights will be operated every two weeks. This information is given by the press service of the air harbour. Departure from Yekaterinburg is scheduled on Fridays at 09:10, from the Dominican Republic - on Thursdays at 10:10 (local time). Travel time will be 12 hours.
“Kazan” international airport has already served 2 000 000 passengers
August, 8 the international airport Kazan has overcome the number of 2 000 000 served passengers in 2019. This figure was achieved on 11 days earlier than in 2018 when it happened only August, 19. For that moment it was the historical achievement for Tatarstan thanks to FIFA Football World Championship 21018.
Coral Travel will fly to the Dominican Republic
Thanks to the three new Boeing 777-300 ER from Royal Flight, this year Coral Travel tour operator will significantly increase its presence in the Caribbean: in addition to Cuba, charter flights of the tour operators will fly to the Dominican Republic.
ANEX Tour expands regional program in Dominican Republic
In the autumn-winter season 2019, ANEX Tour operator will expand its regional charter program in the Dominican Republic. In the very near future, tours in the Dominican Republic will be put on the tour operator’s booking system with departure from Kazan.
How did the tourist flow change in popular destinations for the 1 quarter of 2019?
Dominicana compensates the reduction of tourist traffic from Europe by growth from Russia
According to the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, the number of tourists who arrived in the country in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 4.6% compared to the same period of 2018. At the same time, 65% of guests came from North America, 21.6% from Europe, 10.4% from South America, 2.6% from Central America and the Caribbean, and 0.3% from Asia and the rest of the world.
Travel flow to the Dominican Republic increased by 7% in January-February
“The number of tourists visiting the Dominican Republic in January-February 2019 amounted to 1.2 million, which is 7% more than in the same period a year earlier,” said the country's Tourism Minister Francisco Javier.
Tours in the Dominican Republic compete with the rest in Cuba
At the moment the minimum cost of travel packages to the Dominican Republic in online booking systems of tour operators is 85 thousand Rubles ($ 1,292) for two persons. This is the price for a week-long vacation in Punta Cana at 3* hotel with departure from Moscow in the beginning of March.