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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.

Yoo Santo Domingo to launch in Dominican Republic in 2019

The first Yoo-branded property will be launched in the Caribbean by the Latin American construction company Grupo Zagalo. Yoo Santo Domingo will be a 121-unit condo-hotel that will open in the capital of the Dominican Republic in late 2019. The 14-storey building will be located close to the high end Blue Mall shopping centre with its Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari stores.

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Is Punta Cana's airport the world's coolest?

Punta Cana International Airport recently announced plans for the addition of a swimming pool in a new VIP lounge. Travellers waiting to fly out of the Dominican Republican from Punta Cana will have the ability to take a swim or lounge by the pool, which will be located a short distance from the runway. The new pool will open in December.

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Casa Antilliana is the new hotel from Casas del XV in Santo Domingo

The Casas del XVI hotel in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic has expanded its portfolio with the opening of the new Casa Antilliana hotel. The property features a combination of old world and modern design, and it has 16 guest rooms with butler and concierge service. The hotel joins the Casas del XVI collection of restored 16th-century homes in the Colonial Zone, each featuring a different theme.

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Dominican Republic hopes to bring in 10 million holiday-makers

The Dominican Republic, which has seen a surge in tourism in recent years, hopes to bring 10 million tourists to the country in the near future. Over the last 10 years, the country has seen a more than 50% increase in the number of tourists. Most of this growth is confined to the country’s resort areas, but the capital, Santo Domingo, is undergoing a massive restoration project in a bid to attract tourists.

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Casa de Campo resort in Dominican Republic attracts sun-seeking A-listers

The Dominican Republic is a popular holiday destination for families, couples and friends, and now the celebrities seem to be flocking to one of the country's most luxurious resorts for some sunshine and relaxation. Jennifer Lopez and Drake have separately stayed at the Casa de Campo Resort and Villas in La Romana; a 7,000-acre hotel that has previously attracted the like of Beyonce, Jay Z and Rihanna.

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Maroon 5 to perform at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in September

Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts has revealed a new addition to the line-up of performances at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic this year. Grammy Award winning band Maroon 5 will perform at a concert in September, 2017 at the luxury resort which recently hosted a performance from Sting, the rock-singing front man of the group The Police.

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Beautiful Bahia de las Aguilas could be next tourism hub in Dominican Republic

A brand new tourism hub is planned for the Dominican Republic which is set to rival the country’s popular Punta Cana and Puerto Plata destinations. Bahia de las Aguilas (Bay of the Eagles) on the southwester coast of the Caribbean nation boasts a pristine eight-kilometre-long beach, and has been put on the radar of a number of hospitality companies.

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Royalton Bavaro breaks ground in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Royalton Resorts has broken ground on its newest hotel in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Royalton Bavaro was attended by President Danilo Medino and executives from Blue Diamond Resorts, the owners of the hotel group. The beachfront resort is scheduled to open in Punta Cana in the 2017/2018 winter season.

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Memories Splash Punta Cana wins TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers' Choice Award

Memories Splash Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has received the TripAdvisor® 2017 Travellers' Choice Award. This is the third time the family-friendly Caribbean resort has won the accolade, thanks to its popular facilities including an onsite water park, a Kids Adventure programme, five gourmet restaurants, plus spacious accommodation and regular entertainment.

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Multi-million dollar project to restore beaches in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Ministry of Tourism has announced it will improve a number of beaches across the country over the next two-and-a-half years. ACCIONA Infrastructure will carry out the work as part of the project that will cost USD $64 million and will see 13 beaches upgraded in seven towns, including Cabeza de Toro, Macao and Arena Gorda-Cortecito beaches in Punta Cana.

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Yoo Santo Domingo to launch in Dominican Republic in 2019

The first Yoo-branded property will be launched in the Caribbean by the Latin American construction company Grupo Zagalo. Yoo Santo Domingo will be a 121-unit condo-hotel that will open in the capital of the Dominican Republic in late 2019. The 14-storey building will be located close to the high end Blue Mall shopping centre with its Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari stores.

Is Punta Cana's airport the world's coolest?

Punta Cana International Airport recently announced plans for the addition of a swimming pool in a new VIP lounge. Travellers waiting to fly out of the Dominican Republican from Punta Cana will have the ability to take a swim or lounge by the pool, which will be located a short distance from the runway. The new pool will open in December.

Casa Antilliana is the new hotel from Casas del XV in Santo Domingo

The Casas del XVI hotel in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic has expanded its portfolio with the opening of the new Casa Antilliana hotel. The property features a combination of old world and modern design, and it has 16 guest rooms with butler and concierge service. The hotel joins the Casas del XVI collection of restored 16th-century homes in the Colonial Zone, each featuring a different theme.