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Punta Cana International innovates: new automated kiosks and a logistics center in the works

The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and the Migration Agency (DGM) announced the airport now has in operation six Automated Border Control (ABC) machines. In a press release, the airport describes the self-service migratory system as the most modern in use in all the Caribbean. Frank Elías Rainieri, director of the Punta Cana International Airport; …
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United bets Americans will choose to vacation in the Caribbean this winter

United Airlines announces the start of a new Washington D.C. to Santo Domingo flight starting 17 December 2020. The airline now flies to 10 destinations in the Caribbean from the US capital. The new Santo Domingo flight will be daily to offer year-round service between Washington-Dulles and Las Americas International in Santo Domingo. From Washington, …
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Construction starts at the first St. Regis in the Dominican Republic

Marriott’s high-end tourism resort brand, the St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is under construction in Cap Cana, in southern Punta Cana. President Luis Abinader was there for the groundbreaking ceremony on 14 October 2020. The St. Regis Cap Cana Resort & Residences is slated to open in 2023 featuring 200 luxurious guest rooms and suites …
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Lots of great deals for domestic travel

Dominican resorts are reopening with attractive deals for local travelers. Asonahores has published the list of hotels that are opened, and the opening dates for others. Meanwhile, the government is backing a deal with the three largest banks (Reservas, Popular and BHD Leon) to finance (interest-free) travel packages at attractive prices to top resorts in …
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Canadians get full Covid medical insurance of their own

Canadian companies are offering medical insurance to encourage travel. Air Canada and and Air Canada Vacations are now offering full Covid medical insurance through Mutual Life for any DR flight bookings up to the end of October. The medical insurance covers hospitalization costs, flight changes, and extra accommodation costs for those who may contract the …
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Inviting European golfers to play golf in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic Tourism Promotion Office in Germany wants to position the Dominican Republic in the minds of European golfers with or without Covid-19. Petra Cruz, director of the office in Germany, is behind the Touristiker Golf Trophy organization as part of the 10-year old Dominican Golf Cup. For the first time, the tournament will …