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Dominican Republic Tourism Continues Climbing

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism in the Dominican Republic is continuing its strong year in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank. The country’s tourist arrival numbers are no up 5.5 percent for the …

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Playa, Hilton to Partner on Caribbean All-Inclusive Expansion

 By Guy Britton PLAYA DEL CARMEN — In a move that will likely change the landscape of all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, two travel giants are partnering on a significant expansion push. Playa Hotels and Resorts and Hilton have announced a new …

A New All-Inclusive Is Coming to Punta Cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A huge new all-inclusive resort is coming to the heart of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The new Grand Bahia Principe Aquamarine will be the first adults-only resort under the Grand Bahia Principe brand, …

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punta cana anguilla luxury

 We’ve long said the Caribbean is home to its unique brand of luxury. But within that concept is a remarkably broad spectrum of hotels, where Caribbean luxury manifests itself in different ways, from Great House-style plantation hotels to cliffside stays …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is at it again, adding more new routes to its ever-expanding Caribbean network. The latest expansion for the low-cost carrier is out of St. Louis, where Southwest is adding new nonstop flights to …

riu negril

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Riu is continuing its rapid renovation push, with another upgrade project underway in Negril, Jamaica. The Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel is currently in the midst of a “complete renovation,” according to the all-inclusive giant, with …

hard rock all-inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hard Rock is making big changes to its all-inclusive hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The property is putting an end to the use of resort credit, turning its hotels in Punta Cana and Mexico …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is launching a major Caribbean expansion out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier is launching new nonstop flights to some of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, including …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu is adding yet another all-inclusive in the wider Caribbean region, this time in the Costa Mujeres area about 11 miles north of Cancun. The new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is set …

dominican republic hotels

 The Dominican Republic is more than just Punta Cana. But knowing where to go — and where to stay — is another matter. That’s because the country is filled with mini-destinations, from the antique charm of Santo Domingo’s  Colonial Zone …

westjet growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing is expanding again, this time with more nonstop flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The new service out of Sudbury, Ontario will launch Dec. 20, operating weekly on Thursdays. “Our seasonal Sudbury …

caribbean most popular

 By Alexander Britell While the Dominican Republic’s position as the most popular travel destination in the Caribbean by visitor volume has no particularly close challenge, the country isn’t resting on its laurels. Yes, the country has publicly set a rather …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has added another new nonstop route to the Caribbean. The company has announced the planned launch of new nonstop flights between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is splitting one of its signature Caribbean resorts into two distinct all-inclusive properties, the company announced this week. Melia will be transforming the Melia Caribe Tropical into Punta Cana into two resorts: the adults-only …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is continuing to ramp up its expansion to the Caribbean, with another new route to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The carrier will be launching a new weekly flight from Sept-Îles, Quebec, beginning …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is adding another all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, the company announced this week. The new Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is set to make …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest rental car company has officially opened in the Dominican Republic. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened four new locations, each at airports in the Dominican Republic. The company’s new locations include Punta Cana International …

riu clubhotel

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Fresh off the reopening of its Riu Palace in Punta Cana, Riu has announced the reopening of another all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic. ClubHotel Riu Bambu has reopened in Punta Cana with an updated look and …