Ministry of Tourism announces new advertising campaign
Wi-Fi at SDQ, POP and JBQ international airports
Karisma says: El Dorado, Sensimar and Margaritaville to join Nickelodean venture
Aldiana Club Cabarete to open in 2018

Ministry of Tourism announces new advertising campaign
The Ministry of Tourism announced last week the development of the Dominican Republic Live campaign to show off that Dominican tourism destinations have returned to normalcy after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. The advertising campaign seeks to ease any doubts potential tourists may have about vacationing in the Dominican Republic given to the widespread coverage of the effects of the September hurricanes in the Caribbean.

“We want travelers that are considering a visit to confirm their vacation plans without concerns,” said Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García,

The campaign focuses on how all airports, ports and roadways are up and running without delays and the tourist can enjoy the usual quality Dominican vacation experience. The campaign focuses on Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, La Romana-Bayahibe, Samana and Puerto Plata, the country’s leading tourism destinations.

The Dominican Republic is the leading tourism destination in the Caribbean.

Wi-Fi at SDQ, POP and JBQ international airports
Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) has launched free unlimited Wi-Fi service for travelers at their main airports in the Dominican Republic. These are the Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), La Isabela International Airport (JBQ) in Santo Domingo, the Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón (POP) in Puerto Plata.
In a press release, the company explains that Vinci Airports, the global airport company to which Aerodom belongs, is offering the service in alliance with NomoSphere, a specialized operator for broadband and a leader in France with a wide presence across the world.

José del Castillo Saviñón, president of the Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) welcomed the new service and says that it is tied to the Presidential Digital Republic Program that calls for the habilitating of 890 free Wi-Fi points nationwide.

Mónika Infante, director general of Aerodom, said that the initiative will give Internet access to around 15,000 passengers a day at the airports.

Karisma says: El Dorado, Sensimar and Margaritaville to join Nickelodean venture
The president of Karisma Hotels & Restaurant, Rafael Félix Germán met with President Danilo Medina to report on the start of construction of the El Dorado and Sensimar resorts in Cap Cana, each with 250 rooms, in spring 2018.

Félix also announced the company will be building the Dominican Republic’s first Margaritaville in Punta Cana with 350-rooms and construction starting in 2018.

He also announced an additional 350 rooms would be added to the Nickelodeon Resort (Sensatori) that opened last year in northern Punta Cana.

The global additional investment is around US$300 million by the company. Félix highlighted that all around some 3,000 permanent jobs would be created with the new resort developments.

Aldiana Club Cabarete to open in 2018
The Aldiana Club Cabarete, an all-inclusive resort, is preparing for a 1 May 2018 opening. The all-inclusive resort is located on the north shore of the Dominican Republic between the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete Beach in Puerto Plata, just a 20-minute drive from the Puerto Plata International Airport (POP).

The family-oriented hotel is going up on the grounds of the former Sol de Plata resort, owned by the Abinader family. As reported, Aldiana has bought 50% share in the operation.

The Aldiana Club Cabarete will have 320 rooms, says general manager Taner Mandenlioglu, when announcing advances on the renovations at the hotel during Discover Puerto Plata event. The hotel will be an all-inclusive.

Features of the hotel are restaurants, pools, bars, Well Diana Spa, meeting rooms, sports courts and an amphitheater.

The hotel is best promoting itself as a good choice for sports lovers with a large soccer field, tennis facilities, gym and other land facilities on the site. The club will be offering extras for those who enjoy learning how to surf, kiteboard, dive, or stand-up paddle, water ski and more. Instruction is provided in many sports. The hotel itself features a 300-meter long beach.

The Aldiana Club will also encourage tourists to visit the nearby attractions of Laguna Gri-Gri, Damajagua waterfalls, Montellano Monkey Jungle, Yasika Adventure Park, Ocean World Cofresì, and book catamaran trips or rafting in Jarabacoa and many other sights and attractions for the active traveler and adventurers.

Aldiana is a German hotel chain that has its own tour operator. It already has operations in Spain (Andalusia, Fuerteventura), Tunisia (Djerba), Cyprus, Greece (Crete), and Austria with two more new facilities under construction in Germany (Wittenberg) and Italy (Calabria).