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The PGA Tour Comes to the Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The PGA Tour comes to the Dominican Republic for the first time this week with the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club championship in Punta Cana, the tour’s first-ever official event in the Dominican Republic. The …

1,000-Room Hotel Project Breaks Ground in Punta Cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A huge new hotel project has officially broken ground in the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina kicked off construction for the new Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa and Casino, an estimated $180 million …

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Riu Palace Punta Cana to Relaunch in July

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Palace Punta Cana hotel in the Dominican Republic is making big changes. Riu has announced that the all-inclusive hotel will reopen in July after a complete renovation. Set on the Arena Gorda beach, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Nickelodeon hotel brand is expanding to the Mexican Caribbean. Karisma and Viacom have announced the planned debut of the new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya in the spring-summer of 2019. The property will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Puntarena tourism project is making progress, officials said this week. The projected aims to be the “Punta Cana of the South,” in a setting about two hours from Santo Domingo in the …

Cozumel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Vacation Express is launching new flights from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport to a pair of Caribbean destinations. The carrier is slated to launch new nonstop flights from CVG to both Grand Bahama and Cozumel, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Heading to the Dominican Republic’s tourism paradise of Punta Cana? There’s a new way to add a cultural adventure to your beach getaway. Dominican Republic transportation firm Metro ST has added a new coach bus …

southwest airlines punta cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel giant Sunwing has continued its Caribbean expansion with a pair of new routes from Quebec, the company announced. Sunwing has begun operating the first-ever flights from Mont-Joli in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec to …

all-inclusive royalton

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing all-inclusive brand has opened another resort in the Caribbean, this time in Punta Cana. Royalton has officially opened the new Royalton Bavaro on the beautiful Arena Gorda in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub. Royalton …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group has the largest pipeline of all-inclusives in the Caribbean, the company reported this week, as the Caribbean’s fastest-growing all-inclusive company continued its surge this year. In a statement, Apple Leisure Group said it …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Apple Vacations has expanded its 2018 “Exclusive Vacation Flight” charter program with flights out of Pittsburgh to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic operating on Allegiant Air. For travel March 2-August 24, 2018, Apple Vacations will offer Exclusive Vacation …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor All-inclusive company Bahia Principe has announced the reorganization of its 24-hotel portfolio, reclassifying its resorts into four categories and segmented experiences. The new categories and segments will simplify the process for consumers to identify which hotel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new all-inclusive project has broken ground in the Dominican Republic. Dominican Prime Minister Danilo Medina laid the first stone for the new Grand Fiesta Americana Punta Cana Los Corales this week. The $130 million …

riu resorts

 Spanish hotel giant Riu Resorts is one of the leading all-inclusive brands in the Caribbean, from adults-only resorts to family-friendly properties. And its footprint in the region may be even larger than you think — from Aruba to the Bahamas to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff New European low-cost long-haul carrier LEVEL is expanding its offering to the French Caribbean. International Airlines Group’s new airline will launch flights from Paris Orly to both Guadeloupe and Martinique beginning in July 2018. LEVEL …

Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff New York City-based JetBlue has announced plans to launch a new daily nonstop route between Newark Liberty International Airport and Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport in the Dominican Republic. The route will provide new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global resort giant RIU Hotels and Resorts has opened its new expanded offering in Punta Cana. The Riu Republica adults-only resort on Punta Cana’s Arenda Gorda beach has debuted a major new expansion including an …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Caribbean destinations in the Caribbean are seeing particularly strong increases in interest for the holiday season, according to new data from the Expedia group. Punta Cana, San Juan, Montego Bay and Aruba have the …