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Dominican Republic

New Cap Cana Resort Opening in June

May 18, 2015 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the beach at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AlSol Hotels and Resorts is opening its newest property in the Dominican Republic next month. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana is slated to open June 1, a boutique hotel in the heart of one of the country’s toniest neighbourhoods. The 112-suite beachfront property is adjacent to the Marina Cap Cana. more...

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This Caribbean Country Received $4.5 Billion in Remittances

May 14, 2015 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Santo Domingo (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean set a record last year, with the Caribbean led by the Dominican Republic, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank. Total remittances topped a previous high set in 2008. The Dominican Republic led the way with a total of $4.5 more...

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At Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Rediscovering Luxury

May 9, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana (All photos by CJ) By Guy Britton PUNTA CANA — If you’re a regular Caribbean Journal reader, you know … not all-inclusive resorts are created equal. Some even have resorts within resorts, the ones that raise the level of luxury, amenities and privileges. And here, it's all about rediscovering luxury — the little more...

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Why This is the Caribbean’s Coolest New Hotel

April 30, 2015 | 10:11 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the JW Marriott Santo Domingo (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SANTO DOMINGO — I am floating above Santo Domingo. I am walking on air, held up only by a thin sliver of glass extended from the lobby lounge at the new JW Marriott Santo Domingo. Here, high above Avenida Winston Churchill is the hotel bar called Vertygo 101. It gets its name more...

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The Caribbean’s Largest Tourism Destination Is Off to a Strong Start in 2015

April 29, 2015 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominican Republic Vice Minister of Tourism Radhames Martinez Aponte (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — After a very strong year in 2014, the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination is continuing its growth so far in 2015. The country saw a 7.4 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, according to Radhames more...

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Dominican Republic Tourism Conference Launches in Punta Cana

April 28, 2015 | 8:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The largest tourism conference in the Caribbean’s most popular destination is now underway. DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, officially launched its 2015 edition on Tuesday night with a ceremony at the Barcelo Bavaro Resort in the tourism hub of Punta Cana. The conference is put on more...

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Rum Journal: Finding a Great Lobby Bar in Santo Domingo

April 27, 2015 | 4:49 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the lobby bar at the Sheraton Santo Domingo The lobby bar. At most hotels, it sets the tone for everything — it’s the first part of the hotel you notice. It welcomes you. It is the central meeting point. This is where you learn what a hotel is. That’s particularly true in a hotel in an urban area. At the newly-opened Sheraton Santo Domingo, more...

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This is Expedia’s Top-Producing Market in the Caribbean

April 27, 2015 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Punta Cana was the top producing market for Expedia in the Caribbean region last year, according to new data released by the company. Punta Cana saw a 50 percent growth in travel demand on Expedia last year, while the Dominican Republic itself posted a 45 percent increase in travel demand. The data were more...

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Sanctuary Cap Cana By Alsol Resort Transitioning to Adults-Only

March 10, 2015 | 10:35 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic is transitioning into an adults-only property. The change will officially begin on Dec. 15, 2015, the property announced. “As a part of AlSol’s continued growth and portfolio expansion, Sanctuary Cap Cana by more...

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Dominican Republic Tops 5 Million Tourist Arrivals

February 4, 2015 | 7:07 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic received around 5.14 million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That number was the largest of any tourism destination in the Caribbean; the next-largest was Cuba, with just over 3 million. The country’s totals represented a 9.6 more...

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