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New Dreams Punta Cana Resort Targeting February Debut

 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts is targeting a February debut for its new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic.  The all-inclusive property is slated to officially open on Feb. 21, 2020, according to the company’s Web site.  …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sand in Punta Cana

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Magdalena Tosik, who sent in this delightful shot of Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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New Flights Coming Between Punta Cana, Tortola

 Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways has confirmed its plans to launch a new gateway between Punta Cana and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  The new service is set to begin in January, with flights operated on the carrier’s Embraer …

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caribbean hotels 2020

 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Margarita Aris, who sent in this lovely shot of the early morning on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

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 AMResorts’ Dreams all-inclusive brand has made its debut in the Mexican destination of Acapulco.  The new Dreams Acapulco Resort and Spa is part of a busy winter season for the Dreams brand, which recently launched in Curacao and will soon …

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 Hyatt’s newest all-inclusive hotels have held their grand openings in the heart of Punta Cana in the  Dominican Republic. Playa Hotels and Resorts has debuted the new Hyatt-branded Ziva and Zilara resorts in Punta Cana’s tony enclave of Cap Cana. …

marriott all-inclusive

 Marriott sent shock waves through the travel industry over the summer when the world’s biggest hotel company announced a full-fledged foray into the fast-expanding, increasingly competitive all-inclusive sector.  It was not a surprise, then, that the company said its first …

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 Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is adding more new routes to the Caribbean next year — to The Bahamas, Cozumel and Puerto Rico. The company, which has been rapidly expanding its Caribbean network over the past several years, has announced plans to …

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 Hyatt has officially opened a pair of new all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, in partnership with Playa Hotels and Resorts. The new Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana have opened in the tony Cap Cana enclave …

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 Turks and Caicos-based regional airline interCaribbean Airways is adding another new intra-Caribbean route, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Jan. 15, 2020, interCaribbean will launch new service between Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  …

serenade punta cana

 Another new resort is coming to the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana.  It’s called Serenade Punta Cana, and the 625-room, all-inclusive beach resort will be set in Cabeza de Toro in greater Punta Cana.  The property, which is …

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 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has completed a major expansion to its Now Onyx all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.  The hotel has added 320 new rooms to its beachfront property in the Uvero Alto area of greater Punta Cana, calling the …

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 The Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana is seeing a massive rebound in tourism demand, according to a new report from Allianz Global Assistance.  The travel insurance giant said analysis of nearly 2.4 million flight itineraries showed that the …

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 Southwest is returning several seasonal routes to the Caribbean, the carrier said this week.  Southwest has announced the return of several flights for the upcoming 2020 season, it said.  That includes nonstop flights from Atlanta to both Cancun on the …

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 November is one of our favorite times of year to travel to the Caribbean. The weather is glorious, the crowds are less and the deals are plenty. But it’s also close enough to peak season that you’ll still get much …

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 Hilton has opened its first-ever Homewood Suites hotel in the Dominican Republic — and the brand’s first-ever hotel in the Caribbean, period.  The new Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo has debuted in the Dominican Republic’s increasingly popular capital city. The …

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 Marriott International is buying a major hotel group in Barbados.  The world’s largest hotel company has reached an agreement to buy Barbados’ Elegant Hotels Group.  Elegant Hotels owns and operates a total of seven hotel properties in Barbados, with a …