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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 is a winner for families seeking fun holidays the Dominican Republic

The Barcelo Bavaro Grand resort is the perfect destination for families, bursting with fun activities, entertainment, events and family-friendly facilities. The all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has been designed to accommodate guests of all ages, and it is located on one of the Caribbean's most popular and award-winning white sand beaches.

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Dominican Republic recording Caribbean's strongest growth in hotel construction

The Dominican Republic is seeing a growth in hotel development to meet the demand of tourists. The Caribbean nation currently has more than 4,400 hotel rooms under construction, which represent 6.3 per cent of the country's existing supply. The current development of hotel rooms in the Dominican Republic is the largest in the Caribbean, after Cuba and Puerto Rico.

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Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica is luxury brand's latest Caribbean development

Luxury heritage hotel company Kempinski is set to open a new resort on the Caribbean island of Dominica in the summer of 2019. The high-end Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica will be the brand's second recent opening in the region following the debut of Cuba's first five-star hotel Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana in the heart of Havana last year.

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ClubHotel Rui Bambu in Punta Cana reopens after renovations

Rui Hotels and Resorts has announced the reopening of ClubHotel Rui Bambu in Punta Cana. The all-inclusive resort underwent an extensive renovation programme and has added another 260 guest rooms to its collection, all with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and liquor dispensers. The resort also has two new swimming pools with bars and two new themed restaurants.

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Boca Chica could become Dominican Republic's fifth cruise port destination

Tourism officials in the Dominican Republic are thinking over plans to construct a new cruise port to keep up with the demand of cruise passengers. Officials say that the port will be located in the city of Boca Chica, and will be the country's fifth cruise facility. Boca Chica sits east of Santo Domingo and is home to white sand beaches and the La Matica island.

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Emotions All-Inclusive Resorts by Hodelpa in Juan Dolio and Playa Dorada added to Ascend Hotel Collection in Dominican Republic

Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International has added two new Caribbean properties to its portfolio. The Emotions All-Inclusive Resorts by Hodelpa, in Juan Dolio and Playa Dorada in the Dominican Republic both offer an all-inclusive experience and a beachfront setting, as well as upscale facilities including outdoor pools, chic bars and gourmet restaurants.

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Bluebay Grand Punta Cana debuts in the Dominican Republic

Popular holiday spot Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is now home to new five-star resort the Blue Bay Grand Punta Cana. The hotel is the Blue Bay brand’s third hotel in the Caribbean country and features 156 luxurious suites directly on the beach front, as well as two swimming pools and a range of dining outlets.

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Dominican Republic continues to see rise in tourism numbers in 2018

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.

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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.

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Sanctuary Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic have a new management

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.

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Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort is a winner for families seeking fun holidays the Dominican Republic

The Barcelo Bavaro Grand resort is the perfect destination for families, bursting with fun activities, entertainment, events and family-friendly facilities. The all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has been designed to accommodate guests of all ages, and it is located on one of the Caribbean's most popular and award-winning white sand beaches.

Dominican Republic recording Caribbean's strongest growth in hotel construction

The Dominican Republic is seeing a growth in hotel development to meet the demand of tourists. The Caribbean nation currently has more than 4,400 hotel rooms under construction, which represent 6.3 per cent of the country's existing supply. The current development of hotel rooms in the Dominican Republic is the largest in the Caribbean, after Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica is luxury brand's latest Caribbean development

Luxury heritage hotel company Kempinski is set to open a new resort on the Caribbean island of Dominica in the summer of 2019. The high-end Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica will be the brand's second recent opening in the region following the debut of Cuba's first five-star hotel Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana in the heart of Havana last year.