Punta Cana tops tourism survey in the region
Thomas Keller Gastronomy and Golf Weekend at Cap Cana
Minitas Beach Club & Restaurant to get infinity pool
PUJ’s VIP Lounge to have its own swimming pool



Punta Cana tops tourism survey in the region
According to the Annual Index of Global Destination Cities Index for 2016 carried out by Mastercard, Punta Cana is the leading Latin American and Caribbean destination for leisure vacations, followed by San Jose, Costa Rica (86.3%), Buenos Aires (93.7%, Mexico City (83%), Rio de Janeiro (77.8%) and Lima (76%).

In total overnight visitors and overall tourist spending for 2016, Punta Cana leads with US$2.95 billion spent by 2.7 million overnight international visitors. Next is Mexico City with US$2.27 billion spent by 3 million overnight visitors. Buenos Aires was third in 2016 with US$1.69 billion spent by 2 million visitors.

The global tourist survey reports that the Punta Cana beach destination has grown in overnight visitors from 2.03 million overnight international visitors in 2012 to 2.73 million in 2016. Mastercard places Punta Cana as third in fastest growing destination cities by international overnight visitors (2009 to 2016). Lima’s compound annual growth rate was 9.9%, compared to 9.6% for Bogotá’ and 7.3% for Punta Cana.

The top feeder cities for Punta Cana were Toronto and Montreal in Canada, and Atlanta, New York and Miami in the USA.

https://newsroom.mastercard.com/wp-c...dex-Report.pdf


Thomas Keller Gastronomy and Golf Weekend at Cap Cana
The only United States chef to have been awarded simultaneous three star Michelin ratings for two different restaurants, Thomas Keller, will be in Cap Cana, Punta Cana for the Thomas Keller Gastronomy and Golf Weekend from 15-22 November 2017. The event will be held at the Eden Roc and will pay homage to Keller’s cuisine.

The culinary event includes an invitation to “An Evening with Thomas Keller” prepared by Eden Roc executive chef Gianluca Re Fraschini on Saturday, 18 November. See the program at:
https://www.edenroccapcana.com/speci...onomy-weekend/

Read more on Thomas Keller at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Keller


Minitas Beach Club & Restaurant to get infinity pool
Minitas Beach Club & Restaurant is being renovated and will feature a 23-meter infinity pool and deck addition, ocean view bar lounge with live music and spaces for signature dining to take advantage of the panoramic Caribbean tropical sunsets and views.

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas announced that the enhancements to the beach of the leading La Romana vacation and residential development will be designed by architects Gianfranco & Nicola Fini from the architectural firm Studio Fini.

Andrés Pichardo Rosenberg, president at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas made the announcement, highlighting the multi-million investment in the improvements will underscore the natural beauty of the site, benefiting vacationers as well as villa owners.


PUJ’s VIP Lounge to have its own swimming pool
Travelers will be able to enjoy the ambience of Punta Cana one last time before returning to their home cities. In Punta Cana International Airport’s VIP lounge, you’ll be able to take a dip in an infinity pool prior to boarding your plane. The new VIP lounge facilities include the panoramic outdoor swimming pool that will open in December 2017. The pool was designed by Dominican architect Antonio Segundo Imbert, nephew to Oscar Imbert, the architect who first gave the Punta Cana International Airport its distinct look with thatched roofs.

Punta Cana International Airport is the Latin American country that receives the most direct flights from the largest number of airports in the region. The airport is also adding a separate US customs and immigration pre-clearance facility.