No Significant Damage Caused By Noel In Dominican Republic's Tourist Areas



    SANTO DOMINGO, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - The major tourist destinations in the
Dominican Republic did not suffer damage following the passage of the tropical
storm Noel, which allows hotels and resorts to operate in a normal way,
according to the information transmitted by the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur).
    The Minister of Tourism, Félix Jiménez specified that in spite of the
damages caused by Noel at the national level, tourist activities continue
operating normally, since hotels and resorts did not suffer any damages in
their infrastructure or accessibility.
    Since everything is back to normal in the tourist areas, this coming
weekend the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is taking place as planned in
Cabarete, Puerto Plata.
    According to a dispatch by the Press Department of Sectur, no damage has
been reported in hotels and resorts of Bavaro, Bayahibe, La Romana, Puerto
Plata, Las Terrenas, Samana, Cabarete, Sosza, Puerto Plata, Constanza and
Jarabacoa.
    International flights have resumed as of Monday afternoon (October 29),
which allows the hotel network to welcome guests according to schedule.

    Meteorology Report

    The National Weather Service indicated that the rainfall in the provinces
of La Romana, La Altagracia and Samana were not considerable during the
passage of Noel, which explains why these areas were not under flood alert.
    Gloria Cevallos, Director of Meteorology has indicated that the rainfall
in these regions does not represent any danger, as it remains at a normal
level.

    Source: Press and Communications Department SECTUR





For further information:

For further information: Susana Rosa, Director of the Dominican Republic
Tourism Board in Montreal - Tel.: (514) 499-1918 - Email:
susanarosa@sectur.gov.do; Abdalah Castillo, Director of the Dominican Republic
Tourism in Toronto - (888) 494-5050 - Email: Toronto@sectur.gov.do

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