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Marriott to debut first AC Hotel in the Dominican Republic

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 8, 2020 23:14

Marriott,  together with investment firm EGI Business Group, adds to its growing portfolio in  Latin America with the introduction of AC Punta Cana in the Spring of 2021. The property ... Read More

Dominican Republic Seeks to Increase Tourism Through Baseball

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 29, 2020 02:43

Few would question the Dominican Republic’s love for baseball. What is less known is how the Dominican Republic during the dark years of Nazi Germany attempted to save hundreds of ... Read More

Dominican Republic offers free travel insurance to foreign visitors during COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020 08:14

As part of its announced Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan, to address the tourism industry’s challenges during COVID-19, and to ensure that the Dominican Republic is a safe travel destination, the ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More

Dominican Republic opened its borders for international tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020 22:59

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) opened its borders for international tourists on 1 July 2020 at the start of Phase 4 of the de-escalation process of ... Read More

Punta Cana hotels: Promise seal assures tourist safety in Dominican Republic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020 01:20

Punta Cana Hotel Consortium issued the following statement regarding tourist safety and security in the Dominican Republic: We are pleased former President Bill Clinton enjoyed his recent trip to the ... Read More

Non-stop from Düsseldorf to Caribbean and Mexico

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020 22:54

TUI Fly Deutschland, formerly TUI Fly has, after lengthy consideration, decided to launch long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliners flights from Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) to Mexico and the Carribean.  This also ... Read More

interCaribbean Airways launches new Punta Cana to Tortola flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2019 19:19

interCaribbean Airways announced all-new service to connect Punta Cana with Tortola. The new service is set to begin in January 2020. Nonstop service will be operated with EMB120 aircraft. Adding ... Read More

Dozens of foreign tourists injured in Dominican tour bus and truck collision

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019 23:18

Dominican Republic's Civil Defense agency said that nearly two dozen foreign visitors for injured, some severely, after their tour bus collided with a truck transporting food on Tuesday near the ... Read More

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

editor editor- November 26, 2019 03:01

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They dream of having fun in red light districts and look forward ... Read More

Why Jamaica Tourism is booming when the Dominican Republic is on a free-fall ride?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 27, 2019 23:39

Is it safe to travel to Jamaica? Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic? Many Americans have been asking this question before booking their Caribbean dream vacation. Why ... Read More

Dominican Republic Tourism Recovery analyzed after deadly threat to American visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 5, 2019 07:37

A report shows that the slump in bookings and jump in cancellations of flights to the Dominican Republic is recovering. The downfall for the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic ... Read More

Another American tourist dies in Dominican Republic

editor editor- June 28, 2019 03:00

Khalid Adkins from Denver, Colorado, was vacationing in the Dominican Republic (DR) with his daughter Mia when he became ill and subsequently died on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. According to ... Read More

Flights to Dominican Republic: Cancel free

editor editor- June 27, 2019 02:21

Flight cancellations to the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic (DR) have been soaring, say analysts, while new bookings are down. The Dominican Tourism Minister, however, has said the spate ... Read More

Some Caribbean destinations benefit as deaths in Dominican Republic deter US tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 25, 2019 15:31

A spate of unexplained deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic, which have received extensive coverage in the media, and are now being investigated by the FBI, has caused ... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana removes liquor dispensers after 9 American tourists dead in Dominican Republic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 23, 2019 22:57

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the Dominican Republic is removing liquor dispensers from guest room minibars at its resort in Punta Cana the general manager said after media ... Read More

Expensive PR Agency hired to make Dominican Republic safe again for American Visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 20, 2019 08:10

When asked what the Dominican Republic will do after 9 healthy American tourists died recently while on vacation in beach hotels like Hardrock or RIU, officials told eTurboNews. "We hired ... Read More

Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths: Questions must be answered

editor editor- June 19, 2019 02:51

A graduation trip to the Dominican Republic for a group of 40 Oklahoma teenaged students from Deer Creek High School in Edmond went sour when earlier this month when they ... Read More

Is this Hard Rock Hotel Cafe slowly poisoning guests?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 21:05

It may not be safe to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Punta Cana. "We are too busy to respond," a spokesperson of the Zimmerman Agency, a PR agency ... Read More

American Airlines doubles down in Santo Domingo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 14:56

The world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, has expanded its network footprint in the Dominican Republic, launching two new weekly connections to Santo Domingo from its hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and ... Read More

Fiji and Dominican Republic: Healthy American Tourists die in resort hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2019 01:26

Add Fiji to the list of now two countries where four healthy American visitors died within a week on mysterious and unexplained circumstances. Are the deaths of American Tourists in ... Read More

American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:56

An American couple from Prince George’s County in Maryland vacationing in the Dominican Republic were found dead in their hotel room. According to police, the bodies of Edward Nathael Holmes ... Read More

American tourists found dead in Dominican Republic hotel

editor editor- May 31, 2019 19:40

An American couple from Prince George’s County in Maryland vacationing in the Dominican Republic were found dead in their hotel room. According to police, the bodies of Edward Nathael Holmes ... Read More

US tourists vanish in Dominican Republic between hotel and airport

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:42

American tourists, Orlando Moore, 43, and Portia Ravenelle, 32, were set to return to their Mount Vernon, New York, home on March 27, at the end of a vacation in ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019 03:48

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no better time than now to plan your summer beach escape. ... Read More

Holidays Network Group adds luxury Dominican Republic resort to its exclusive portfolio of lifestyle products and vacation experiences

editor editor- February 21, 2019 18:04

Holidays Network Group (HNG) today introduced Ancora Punta Cana; its first Dominican Republic-based luxury vacation offering. The 299-unit, all-suite property is located in a high-end Mediterranean-themed village near the secluded ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism leader partners with FITUR 2019

editor editor- December 28, 2018 23:17

The country, a tourism leader in the Caribbean, with 6.2 million tourists in 2017, will have a large showcase to promote the destination, adding its brand to the FITUR brand. Read More

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort recycles over 4k plastic bottles a day

editor editor- December 13, 2018 14:38

Green Globe recently recertified the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort in the Dominican Republic awarding the property an outstanding compliance score of 91%.  Read More

Club Melia announces new luxury resort opening in Punta Cana

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2018 10:05

Club Melia by Melia Hotels International, the vacation ownership arm of Spain-based Melia Hotels International, has announced the Dec. 15, 2018 opening of Circle at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta ... Read More

Air Caraïbes Airlinne emergency over the Atlantic ended safely in Lajes Field, Azores

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 17, 2018 04:59

Air Caraïbes TX556 took off from Santo Domingo on it's 8 1/3 hour flight to Paris Orly when something happened halfway over the Atlantic. The captain declared an emergency 5 ... Read More

Riu Palace Punta Cana: What Riu Hotel guests should know and see!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 18, 2018 06:48

The Riu Palace Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic just re-opened hotel after an extensive renovation of all its s facilities and services. The renovation project introduced new restaurants, swimming ... Read More

Spirit Airlines adds more Caribbean routes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 11, 2018 17:17

Just when the winter chill will be ready to take hold, here come more options for a warm tropical escape with Spirit Airlines. eTN contacted Spirit Airlines to allow us ... Read More

Palladium Hotel earns Certified Autism Center designation

editor editor- April 30, 2018 19:25

Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa is the latest destination to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC) to help ensure guests and families with children who have autism have ... Read More

Why responsible tourists should visit Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2018 10:19

Responsible tourists should look to travel to and support Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala through tourism. Responsible tourists should check carefully when supporting other Caribbean and Latin American ... Read More

First major cruise to call on Dominica following Hurricane Maria

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2018 17:25

To date, the Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal has invested over $3 million on restoration of access, rehabilitation and upgrading of sites, and clean-up ... Read More

President of the Dominican Republic speaks at the Conference on Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 29, 2017 15:45

Tourism is one of the most direct ways to weave links between human beings, fostering the exchange of ideas and experiences Read More