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Expedia declares the Dominican Republic its most popular Caribbean Destination

The Expedia Group has reported that the Dominican Republic is its leading travel destination in the Caribbean. The online travel company announced they had seen a 45 per cent increase in bookings to the Caribbean nation year on year. The beach resort of Punta Cana, located on Dominican Republic's eastern tip was revealed as the top market for tourism with travel growth of more than 50 per cent.

Expedia declares the Dominican Republic its most popular Caribbean Destination

The Dominican Republic has emerged as the Expedia Group’s leading travel destination in the Caribbean.

The leading online travel company reported that travel demand to the Dominican Republic has increased by 45 per cent year on year.

Punta Cana on the country’s eastern tip was the most popular area for travellers to visit in 2014, with growth of more than 50 per cent, and the nation’s capital Santo Domingo among the top ten producing markets for the Caribbean last year.

Demetrius Canton, the Director of Lodging Partner Services for the Caribbean, Expedia group, explained;

"With robust flight inventory, a strong hospitality foundation and sunny year-round weather, the Dominican Republic has consistently led travel demand and been recognised as a popular Caribbean destination for travellers from major markets including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada."

The Expedia Group opened its first local offices in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo earlier this year, staffed with a team of market managers who will help support the growth of the travel destination.

Miriam Hernandez, the Area Manager for the Caribbean for the Expedia group added;

"While demand continues to grow for both the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region, competition among hoteliers will also increase,”

“Expedia is keen on providing partners the ability to stand out and ultimately generate revenue and exposure to new relevant audiences."

The travel company revealed that the number of travel bookings to the Dominican Republic made by mobile devices and apps in 2014 increased by more than 60 per cent compared to 2013.

The Dominican Republic is a nation on the tropical island of Hispaniola located in the Caribbean Sea. The country occupies the eastern two thirds of the island and the remaining third belongs to the nation of Haiti.

The country boasts breathtaking landscapes and natural scenery made up of white sand beaches fringed with swaying palm trees; cobalt ocean waters; undulating green hills and winding valleys; rivers, lakes and cascading waterfalls; and soaring mountains.

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