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A Striking New Luxury Hotel Tower Is Coming to Santo Domingo

 By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo has become an increasingly hip travel destination — and it’s about to get an even bigger boost. The five-star yoo hotel brand is opening its first-ever Caribbean property with …

The Scoop on the Revamped Temptation Cancun

 Cancun’s skyline is changing with the major revamp of the Temptation Cancun “playground for grown ups,” undertaken with the help of world-famous designer Karim Rashind. The resort reopens Aug. 15 as Cancun’s sexiest adults-only property, with a striking, ultra-modern new …

First-Ever Kansas City-Punta Cana Flights

 Travel company Vacation Express is expanding its flights to the Dominican Republic, it announced last week. The flights are available between Feb. 18 and Aug. 3, with flights leaving Kansas City on Friday and returning on Thursday. Vacation Express will …

LATEST NEWS

 The Hotel Frances in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone is getting a major facelift. The historic property, which is currently closed, will be refurbished into a 20-room hotel thanks to an effort to rebuild the area by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry …

 The Excellence all-inclusive brand is expanding to Jamaica, the company announced this week. The adults-only Excellence Oyster Bay resort is slated to open in Jamaica on June 1, 2018 on a property about 35 minutes from Montego Bay’s airport close …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business, now in …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association looking to deepen its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic, ASONAHORES, …

labor day getaways.

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

 Canadian hotel brand Royalton is expanding its wellness offering in a big way. The company has announced the launch of Royalton Fit, a program that offers a mix of fitness and wellness classes for guests. Royalton Fit will offer more …

 Sothebys International Realty has expanded into Roatan, the island destination on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Roatán Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury real estate market across Roatan and the surrounding Bay Islands of Utila and Guanaja, led by …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Between the greens fees, club membership, cart rental and the clubs themselves, golfing can be an expensive sport. So it’s no surprise that when golfers go to the Caribbean they’re not just looking for challenging …

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector keeps growing. The country reported a total of 3,241,671 stayover tourists in the first half of 2017, a 6.5 percent increase compared to the first six months of 2016. The Dominican Republic has long been …

 Playa Hotels and Resorts has closed on the acquisition of the site for a pair of new all inclusive Hyatt resorts in the Dominican Republic. Playa will be opening the new Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana and Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 Delta Airlines is ramping up its nonstop Caribbean service out of Boston for this year’s holiday season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be operating nonstop Boston flights to Montego Bay Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, U.S. …

 Excellence Group will be holding a grand reopening of its Excellence Punta Cana resort in November. The all-inclusive is closed now through Oct. 31 for what the company is calling a “complete renovation of its facilities,” according to Domingo Aznar, …

luxury resorts

 Yes, luxury is in the details. But luxury is also in the big things — it’s about making sure that guests never want for anything — that they always have what they need — and that no request goes unanswered, no problem …

luxury resorts

 The luxury enclave of Cap Cana is one of the region’s secret foodie hotspots, in large part due to its world-class flagship hotel. And now there’s a new way to experience the best of the destination. The Eden Roc at …