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Dominican Republic

Iberostar reopens popular DR hotel, will launch Coral Level next week

MIAMI — Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has announced the reopening of a beloved property and the opening of a brand new one in the Dominican Republic to cap off a highly successful year.
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Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara debut in the D.R., book now to receive 55% off

The Hyatt brand has officially entered the D.R. market with the opening of the combined 750-room, all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts.
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Here are the first pictures of the newly opened Club Med Michès in the D.R.

Club Med has released brand new images of Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, the brand’s first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas and the newest Club Med to make its debut.
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WestJetters doing good: Five new homes built in the D.R.

A lot of good can happen when your heart is in the right place, as 48 WestJetters have proven following a humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic.
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Homewood Suites by Hilton enters Caribbean market with new D.R. hotel

Homewood Suites by Hilton has opened its first-ever hotel in the Caribbean, and its 500th overall, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
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U.S. consumer media outlet says it has a D.R. update

At least one report coming out of the U.S. suggests that the eight American tourist deaths in the D.R. were due to natural causes, confirming earlier statements from the D.R.’s Tourism Minister.
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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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Flair wants to expand its fleet, looks for available B737s
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Travel Edge’s Hotel EDGE aims to simplify hotel booking process
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