The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, has announced the opening of offices in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, the company’s first local offices in the Dominican Republic. “As one of the Expedia group’s top producing destinations within the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is an in-demand market with 305 hotel partners,” said Demetrius Canton, director of lodging partner services for the Caribbean, the Expedia group.
IHG has announced the groundbreaking on a 20-story, 225-room InterContinental hotel located in the Piantini neighbourhood of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Real Hotels & Resorts, a hotel division of Salvadorian-based Grupo Poma, will own the new development and invest US$70 million in the project.
The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is encouraging travelers to visit one of the first cities to capture the attention of tourists, Puerto Plata. The area’s long stretches of unspoiled beaches, spectacular scenery and blends of history and adventure make it the perfect destination for every interest. This versatile Caribbean playground has developed dramatically since it initially caught the public eye nearly 40 years ago.
Dominican Republic is known worldwide for award-winning and brilliantly-designed golf courses that are surrounded by unspoiled nature, breathtaking coastlines and lush green fairways. People from all over the world come to play as most clubs provide clinics, lessons with elite players and golf vacation packages that cater to serious and recreational players.
The arrival of international visitors to the Dominican Republic through the country’s seven international airports grew by 5.9% in 2012. The country’s seven international airports received 3.9 million visitors, compared to 3.7 million in 2011. Fifty-five percent of the international visitors were from North America.
Air Europa is upping its flights to Santo Domingo from April 01st 2013. The decision follows that of Iberia to axe the Spanish Caribbean from its route network. Meanwhile, TUI Travel and British Airways have also outlined plans to boost capacity to the destination.
Dominican Republic is the Caribbean’s most bio-diverse country, with 25 percent of its lush land and pristine coastline protected as national parks, reserves and sanctuaries. With the creation of the Dominican Republic’s Marine Mammal Sanctuary for Humpback Whales in 1962, Dominican Republic has been a forerunner in environment and marine-oriented protections ensuring magnificent nature abounds.
The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is pleased to welcome the prestigious Marlin University, Marlin magazine’s annual billfishing school, to Cap Cana, Dominican Republic May 7-12, 2012.
Guests are being invited to build a dream paradise vacation on Dominican Republic (DR) Ministry of Tourism’s award-wining website. Since its launch in January 2011, the social media-friendly site is impressing visitors and tourism marketers and has earned prestigious ADDY and Summit awards for its clever design and function.