The tourism industry in the Dominican Republic looks set for another record-breaking year, according to recent figures from the country's Deputy Minister of Tourism. Fausto Fernandez said that visitor arrivals in the first four months of 2018 have increased by 7.7 percent compared to the same period in 2017. Last year, the Caribbean nation received a record 6.18 million visitors, which was a growth of 3.9 percent compared to 2016.
Santo Domingo to be transformed into the capital of the Caribbean with new hotels, museums and activities
The capital of the Dominican Republic and the country's only UNESCO World Heritage Site is to soon benefit from a massive investment and development project that aims to exploit the city's potential and attract more tourism. Plans include the additions of new hotels and museums as well as the creation of new, educational cultural immersions and recreational options.
Playa Hotels and Resorts has taken over the management of the Sanctuary Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic. The hotel group added the luxury 21-acre resort to its portfolio last week, and it will rebrand the property. The adults-only resort sits on the beachfront within the gated Cap Cana community on the east coast of the country, and it has 184 guestrooms and luxury villas.
President Danilo Medina, the President of the Dominican Republic, has cut the ribbon on the new Casa Club Puntarena beach club at the Puntarena tourism project beach in Sabana Buey. Located in the southern Peravia province, the beachfront Puntarena development will take seven years to build and will cost $1.5 billion. It will feature several hotels, the beach club, a yacht marina, stables, a sports club, ecological trails, beach condos, and restaurants and shops.
The Original Group has announced it will be building a new hotel under its Temptation brand in the Dominican Republic. The group will open a new all-inclusive hotel in Punta Cana, as part of a $70 million project that will focus on adult travellers. Temptation Punta Cana will have 400 guest rooms and suites and will be located on 62 acres of landscaped grounds.
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