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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana awarded Green Globe Certification for fourth year

Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in the Dominican Republic has been awarded the coveted Green Globe certification for the fourth year in a row. The multi-hotel complex in Punta Cana is home to Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Barceló Bávaro Beach, and Barceló Bávaro Palace, and its properties boast energy-saving technologies, waste management schemes, and community activities.

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Excellence Punta Cana to temporarily close in 2017 for extensive renovations

The Excellence Punta Cana resort has announced that it will temporarily close its doors to guests for a complete renovation programme next year. The beachfront resort will close between 1st July and 31st October, 2017 to carry out renovations on all facilities, the Excellence Club, and all guest suites, with an additional 20 suites with private pools scheduled to be built.

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JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo named as Best Luxury City Hotel

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo has been honoured with the Best Luxury City Hotel Award in the Continent at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA). The luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic has received a total of 19 recognitions and awards since it opened to guests in 2014. The 150-room property has upscale facilities including gourmet restaurants, a swimming pool, and a decking platform with a glass floor that overlooks Winston Churchill Avenue.

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Refurbished Viva Wyndham Tangerine reopens in Cabarete in Dominican Republic

The Viva Wyndham Tangerine has re-opened to guests in the Dominican Republic, following an extensive $9.5 million renovation project. The luxury all-inclusive resort is located on the north coast, and its upgrades include renovated rooms and suites, the addition of new room categories, refurbished lobby and pool areas, and a new fusion-style restaurant.

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World Golf Organisation names Dominican Republic as Caribbean’s Best Golf Destination in 2016

The World Golf Organisation has awarded the Dominican Republic as the “Caribbean’s Best Golf Destination 2016”. The island nation has won the title for the third year, thanks to its collection of beautiful world-class golf courses that face the Caribbean Sea, all-year-round warm temperatures, and more than 80 oceanfront hotels and resort that offer upscale facilities for golfers.

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British Airways to add three weekly flights to Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

British Airways has announced that it will launch three new flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from London Gatwick Airport. The flights will commence in March, 2017 and will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, providing a total of weekly services for holidaymakers travelling to the Caribbean from the UK. A total of 138,800 English tourists arrived in Punta Cana in the first 10 months of 2016.

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Now Onyx Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic opens to guests

AMResorts has opened its third hotel in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic with the launch of the Now Onyx Punta Cana. The new all-inclusive family-friendly resort is located in Uvero Alto, and it has 502 suites, and facilities including diverse restaurants, swimming pools, the Explorer's Club for Kids and the Core Zone Teens Club, the Now Spa by Pevonia®, and nightly entertainment.

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Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa opens in the Dominican Republic

Just recently the much-coveted beach resort of Punta Cana saw the official cutting-ribbon ceremony of the newly built Secrets Cap Cana. AMResorts 15th Secrets property now welcomes adult guests to its world of indulgent privileges thanks to its Unlimited-Luxury concept, where guests have no other concern than bask in their sheer enjoyment and utter wellbeing.

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New Puntarena Tourism Development underway in the Dominican Republic

A brand new tourism development is underway in Sabana Buey in the southern province of Peravia in the Dominican Republic. The coastal $1.5 billion project is called Puntarena and is being developed by the Puntacana, Rizek, Selman and Reid groups on 15.5 million square meters of land in a bid to create a major new tourism hub in the lesser-known province.

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RIU opens first ever Splash Water World in Punta Cana

In order to please a wider spectrum of holidaymakers, RIU Hotels & Resorts just inaugurated an amazing water park in one of its largest resort complexes in Punta Cana. By the name of “Splash Water World”, this fun-filled establishment offers diverse aquatic attractions including large twisting slides, a children’s pool and a solarium. All guests from the five hotels composing the complex now have access to this unique water adventure.

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Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana awarded Green Globe Certification for fourth year

Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in the Dominican Republic has been awarded the coveted Green Globe certification for the fourth year in a row. The multi-hotel complex in Punta Cana is home to Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Barceló Bávaro Beach, and Barceló Bávaro Palace, and its properties boast energy-saving technologies, waste management schemes, and community activities.

Excellence Punta Cana to temporarily close in 2017 for extensive renovations

The Excellence Punta Cana resort has announced that it will temporarily close its doors to guests for a complete renovation programme next year. The beachfront resort will close between 1st July and 31st October, 2017 to carry out renovations on all facilities, the Excellence Club, and all guest suites, with an additional 20 suites with private pools scheduled to be built.

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo named as Best Luxury City Hotel

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo has been honoured with the Best Luxury City Hotel Award in the Continent at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA). The luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic has received a total of 19 recognitions and awards since it opened to guests in 2014. The 150-room property has upscale facilities including gourmet restaurants, a swimming pool, and a decking platform with a glass floor that overlooks Winston Churchill Avenue.