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Tourism minister promotes safety of D.R. at industry event

The Dominican Republic is a safe destination with improved security, its tourism minister said Thursday as part of a campaign to clear the image for the Caribbean nation news of deaths of nine American tourists this year went viral.
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3X the STAR points with Sunwing’s Destination of the Month

Sunwing and the D.R. are teaming up for the month of September with a new promotion that includes 3X the STAR Agent Reward Points for all new D.R. packages booked by Sept. 30 for travel Nov. 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020.
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D.R. visitor stats up through May 2019; new resort projects underway

Some 6,200 new hotel rooms are currently under construction in the D.R., representing 8.7% of the country’s hotel supply.
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Still thriving after all these years: Club Med Punta Cana is a tourism powerhouse

Back in the late 1970s Club Med had its eye on the D.R.’s east coast. Originally known as ‘Punta Borrachon’, AKA Drunk Point, the area was eventually rechristened ‘Punta Cana’.
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D.R. announces new safety measures including more F&B inspection

The D.R. has announced new safety measures that include stricter controls on food and beverage inspections in resort areas.
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First look at luxe new US$85-million adults-only resort coming to Punta Cana

Spain’s Pure Salt Luxury Hotels is expanding to the Caribbean, with its first resort in the region set to open in the D.R. in 2021.
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Minister says 8 tourism deaths in D.R. not unusual

The deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic this year are not part of a mysterious wave of fatalities but a medically and statistically normal phenomenon that has been lumped together by the U.S. media, the island's tourism minister said Friday.
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Here is everywhere Air Transat will fly to in winter 2019-2020

New routes and destinations, more Florida flights and increased connectivity to Europe are just some of the features in store for Air Transat’s winter 2019-2020 flight program.
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AMResorts expands Caribbean footprint with new resort in the D.R.

AMResorts has announced a new resort brand management deal that will bring Dreams Resorts & Spas to El Macao in the D.R.
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Puerto Plata: More than Sun and Sand

With lush mountaintops, breathtaking beaches and a rich history, Canadians can look forward to unforgettable tropical adventures when they visit Puerto Plata. Whether travellers are seeking an adventurous getaway or a relaxing beach vacation, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this popular D.R. destination.
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Uniworld’s new Super Ship, S.S. São Gabriel, set to debut April 9, 2020
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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released the first images of its new Super Ship, S.S. São Gabriel, set...
Joni Rein leads VIVA Cruises’ push into the North American market
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VIVA Cruises is bringing its four-star river cruise product into the North American market with operations led by Joni...
Karen Scott Caplice is Travel Edge’s new Director, Advisor Relationships – Canada
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Travel Edge has promoted Karen Scott Caplice to Director, Advisor Relationships – Canada for Travel Edge Luxury...
CTO announces closure of NYC, London offices and audit of Barbados HQ
CTO announces closure of NYC, London offices and audit of Barbados HQ
BARBADOS — As reported Oct. 15 on Travelweek.ca, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced plans to...
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