What’s Happening in Dominican Republic
August 6, 2018 | Weekly Update
Dominican Republic Tourism Up Six Percent in 2018 | In the first six months of 2018 Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has seen a 6.14 percent increase in visitor arrivals compared to the same time in 2017. The Central Bank of Dominican Republic reported from January – June 2018, the country welcomed 3,440,505 passengers.
30M Historic Renovation Project Underway | The Columbus Lighthouse Museum located in East Santo Domingo began a $30 million renovation project on August 6, with a target re-opening date of November 9, 2018. Updates to the commemorative Christopher Colón museum include repaired infrastructure, revamped displays to the 48 country exhibits and more.
La Romana Property Prepares for 37th Annual Golf Open | Casa de Campo Resort & Villas released dates for the 37th annual golf open, September 12-16. The competition will be held throughout all three Pete Dye courses: Dye Fore, Teeth of the Dog and The Links. The 54-hole individual stroke play competition welcomes men and women across all age groups. www.CasadeCampo.com
Punta Cana Hotelier Reveals Transformation Plans | Melia Hotels International announced its Melia Caribe Tropical resort in Punta Cana will be split into two resorts: Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort, an adults-only property, and Melia Caribe Beach Resort, a family-friendly destination. The two all-inclusive properties located on Bávaro Beach are set for completion November 2018. www.MeliaHotelsInternational.com