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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.

El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo completes two-year refurbishments

The El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo has completed its two-year refurbishment programme. The project cost $40 million, and included the upgrade of the 298 suites and the addition of a new Wellness and Spa, and 10,000 square feet of ballrooms. The hotel in the Dominican Republic hotel originally opened in 1956, and has been used as the setting for many famous films.

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Excellence Punta Cana unveils new look, pool and suites

Luxury all-inclusive resort Excellence Punta Cana, in the Caribbean’s Dominican Republic, has reopened after a £30 million revamp. The resort’s eateries and bars have been completely transformed, its rooms have been updated, new suites have been added, and there’s a new beachfront pool.

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New eco-boutique Hotel Carmen opens in Dominican Republic

A new luxury eco-boutique hotel has opened in the mountain town of Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic. The Hotel Carmen is owned by the Hostales de Montaña, and it has 16 mountain-style wooden huts with a total of 24 guest rooms. Guests will also have access to facilities at the nearby Jarabacoa Country Club, such as a swimming pool, tennis court and a restaurant.

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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.

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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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El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo completes two-year refurbishments

The El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo has completed its two-year refurbishment programme. The project cost $40 million, and included the upgrade of the 298 suites and the addition of a new Wellness and Spa, and 10,000 square feet of ballrooms. The hotel in the Dominican Republic hotel originally opened in 1956, and has been used as the setting for many famous films.

Excellence Punta Cana unveils new look, pool and suites

Luxury all-inclusive resort Excellence Punta Cana, in the Caribbean’s Dominican Republic, has reopened after a £30 million revamp. The resort’s eateries and bars have been completely transformed, its rooms have been updated, new suites have been added, and there’s a new beachfront pool.

New eco-boutique Hotel Carmen opens in Dominican Republic

A new luxury eco-boutique hotel has opened in the mountain town of Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic. The Hotel Carmen is owned by the Hostales de Montaña, and it has 16 mountain-style wooden huts with a total of 24 guest rooms. Guests will also have access to facilities at the nearby Jarabacoa Country Club, such as a swimming pool, tennis court and a restaurant.