Despite lull in US travel, Punta Cana continues to grow

The Central Bank says the recent decline in US travelers to the Dominican Republic has been most likely caused by the uncertainties in a US electoral year. US air arrivals to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) were down 2.3% in the past four months. PUJ is the country’s main tourist entry point. US travel in […]

Barahona Tourism Cluster sponsors fair

The Tourism and Production Cluster of Barahona announced the hosting of the “Discover Barahona, Working Towards Sustainable Development” for 24-26 March 2017 at the Universidad Tecnológico de Barahona (UCATEBA). Virgilio Pérez Bernal, provincial president of the cluster, said the event seeks to expand the horizons for the small and medium-sized producers from the 11 municipalities […]

South Beach Hotel in Barahona

New to the Barahona area, the South Beach Hotel formally opened last week. It is on the panoramic coastal Paraiso-Enriquillo road in Barahona province in the southwest. The hotel has 32 air-conditioned rooms (21 double and nine single rooms) that are located in a five-floor building. A restaurant and nightclub is on the premises. The […]

Busy month for arrivals in December

The Migration Department statistics indicate that in the month of December 2016, 857,071 people arrived in the country with the busiest airports being Punta Cana, with 290,288 passenger arrivals and Las Americas with 182,206. There were 199,528 arrivals by sea, with 75,464 in Puerto Plata, followed by La Romana with 72,662 and then Sans Souci […]

Tourist flow increases by more than 6% in 2016

The arrival of tourists by air to the Dominican Republic grew 6% in 2016, according to the latest report by the Central Bank. The Central Bank statistics indicate that 5,959,347 tourist visited the country last year arriving by air. Of the 5,959,347 tourists in 2016, 359,488 more travelers came than in 2015, for the 6% […]

Jason Kycek to direct sales and marketing at Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas announced the appointment of Jason Kycek as its sales and marketing vice president. He will work closely with Andrés Pichardo, recently appointed president of the La Romana tourism and residential enclave. Kycek previously worked as vice president of sales and marketing USA for Occidental Hotels & Resorts. He is […]

Ahnvee Resort, the new hotel in Puerto Plata

The Ahnvee Resort & Sport is the new deluxe all-inclusive 144-suite hotel in Sosua, Puerto Plata, that opened 2 January 2017. The hotel was formerly the Occidental La Esplanada and had been closed for many years until it was purchased by US investors and renovated to open as The Ahnvee Resort & Sport. All facilities […]