The first direct air flight from Romania to Punta Cana has been launched.
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Riu hotels in the Dominican Republic received hundreds of tourists from Bulgaria and Romania on Valentine's Day weekend. They arrived in Punta Cana with the first direct flights launched from the two Eastern European countries.
The information was published by the sales manager of the RIU hotel chain, Elsi Cruz García, who indicated that the reception of customers was carried out strictly, maintaining all health protocols indicated by the authorities to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
He pointed out that it is the first time that direct flights are made from the two European countries to Punta Cana, which seeks to generate interest in new emerging markets.
The flights were launched at the initiative of tour operators.
In view of this initiative, the President of the Eastern Hotel Association (Asoleste), Ernesto Veloz, recently indicated that Riu Hotels promotes the arrival of tourists from Bulgaria and Romania in order to maintain the occupancy level of the hotels, especially at a time when flights from Canada are canceled until April 30, Earliest.
The flights were launched at the initiative of tour operators, who requested the support of the Riu hotel chain to obtain preferential rates. Tourists have stayed in the five hotels that the chain owns in Punta Cana: Punta Cana Palace River, Bambú River, Bávaro Palace River, República River and Naiboa River.
According to these sources, although it is not yet guaranteed that the operation will continue, there are tour operators who would like an extension of flights throughout the year, whether these flights will be successful.
At this time, flights are available until May with a weekly frequency, every Friday.