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Dominican Republic to Reopen for Tourism July 1

 The entire country of the Dominican Republic will open up for international tourism beginning July 1, according to Lucien Echavarria, director at the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. In an exclusive interview with Caribbean Journal, Echavarria said about …

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All-Inclusive Margaritaville Resort to Open Near Cancun

 The newest Margaritaville resort in the wider Caribbean is set to make its official debut in July, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun, the product of a partnership between Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels and Resorts, …

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Spirit Airlines Is Relaunching Flights to the Caribbean

 Spirit Airlines is planning a major relaunch of its flight service to the Caribbean over the next two months, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The low-cost carrier is planning a roll-out of relaunched routes in June and July, kicking off as …

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 AMResorts has “exchanged” brands at a pair of resorts in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The company said the Now Larimar Punta Cana will reopen as the adults-only Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. What was the Secrets Royal Beach …

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 The Radisson Blu resort brand is coming to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of what will be the new Radisson Blu Resort and Residences Punta Cana, slated to open its doors in …

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 The Serenade Punta Cana Beach, Spa and Casino Resort, which is planning to open in September, is putting its focus on travel advisors.  The Dominican Republic property has launched a new program for travel advisors with special rates from Oct. …

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 Caribbean spiced rums aren’t particularly exotic — there’s hardly a bar in America where you can’t order a “Captain and Coke,” for example. But there’s one unique variety of Caribbean spiced rum that you may not have heard of, even …

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 Cocktails are a great way bring the Caribbean to you right now, and one of the top resorts in the Dominican Republic has you covered with a delightful spin on a classic.  It’s called Il Trinitario, and it’s a spicy …

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 The World Bank has released $150 million to the Dominican Republic to help the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The funds have been disbursed from a “contingent credit line” from the World Bank known as the …

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 Excellence Resorts is planning to debut its new Finest Punta Cana resort in December.  The property has a targeted opening date of Dec. 18, 2020, according to the company’s Web site.  It will be the second property for Excellence’s all-ages …

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 Aruba, one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, has launched a series of aggressive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has officially restricted all non-residents of Aruba from entering …

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 In a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Dominican Republic is closing its land, sea and air borders for 15 days, the country’s President, Danilo Medina, announced.  The move takes effect at 6 AM on Thursday, …

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 Caribbean hotels opened 2020 with the region’s lowest January occupancy level since 2011, according to data from STR.   For the month, occupancy was down 3.7% year over year to 66.5%. Average daily rate (ADR) also fell 1.5% to US$253.09, …

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 The highly-anticipated new all-inclusive Royalton Grenada has officially opened its doors on the island’s Magazine Beach.  The new Royalton, set at the former Grenadian by Rex Resorts property, is a major infusion of energy into Grenada’s tourism sector.  The 269-room, …