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February 10, 2020 | Weekly Update

Tourism Continues to Grow in Dominican Republic | Banco Central confirmed an average annual growth of 5 percent in tourist arrivals in the last eight years. Adding 45.2 million non-resident visitors between 2012 and 2019. bancentral.gov

$130M Investment for Tourism Complex in Santiago | Ágora, Hilton and Trust Hospitality Group announced the construction of a tourism complex in Santiago, the Dominican Republic’s second largest city. With an investment of $130M, this will be the biggest investment made in that city in the last 15 years. The “Santiago Center” will offer restaurants, shops, and rooms. hilton.com

Dominican Republic Sets New Tourism Income Record | Figures in the latest Tourism Barometer reported by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic indicates a revenue of $7.4 Billion in 2019, a 57.6 percent increase compared to 2012. bancentral.gov

Dominican Republic hosted 6 Models for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Shoot | Kelsey Merrit, Anne de Paula, Halima Aden, Josephine Skriver, Camille Kostek, and Anita Marshall have been revealed as the models for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2020 Spread in Samaná, Dominican Republic. The spread will showcase the Dominican Republic’s rich culture, history, gastronomy, and endless experiences. The models stayed at the stunning beachfront property Sublime Hotel & Residences. swimsuit.si.com

Two Global Foundations Join Forces and Launch Initiative in Dominican Republic | TUI Care Foundation and Reef-World along with the Ministry of Environment of the Dominican Republic are launching a three-year initiative program to help protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic. The initiative will deliver tailored marine environmental education courses to local reef based individuals as well as inspiring young advocates. tuicarefoundation.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 22, 2019 - Apr 30, 2020

Being Oscar de la Renta – Tribute Exhibition

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The Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation, Centro León and Grupo Puntacana invite you to the exhibition ...
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Whale Watching Season

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Instagram post 2249515631329045586_409040196 Lined with the Caribbean Sea on one end, and rows of brand hotels, restaurants, and nightlife on the other, the Malecón comes to life in the afternoon at sunset, and continuing into the night. 📸: @carloshorton.a
Instagram post 2248851282189466591_409040196 Tucked in the southwestern most corner of the Dominican Republic, the Pedernales province is as remote and pristine as it gets. 📸: @gettingbacktomyself
Instagram post 2248069106401351828_409040196 Bávaro, Macao, Uvero Alto and more… Did you really go to Punta Cana if you didn’t go beach hopping? 📸: @alialistone @secretsroyalbeachpuntacana
Instagram post 2247464118281082942_409040196 Looking for a day trip from La Romana? Check out Cueva de las Maravillas, “Cave of Wonders”. Stroll amid impressive samples of rock art, stalactites, and stalagmites, dating back thousands of years. ✨📸: @jo.hero
Instagram post 2246732795291835133_409040196 Grab your suit, lace up your shoes and head to Puerto Plata where you’ll find cascading waterfalls. The views just are sure to take your breath away! 📸: @carlostorresrd
Instagram post 2245910890611618716_409040196 Bookmark alert🚨: If you’re heading to Samaná you do not want to miss Playa Ermitaño. 📸: @carlostorresrd
Instagram post 2245141314420547957_409040196 Pack your bags, the beauty and culture of Dominican Republic is waiting for you. 📸: @gitraveler
Instagram post 2244448749207105808_409040196 Today is #WorldWhaleDay and we're taking a moment to celebrate one of the most incredible experiences to be had in Dominican Republic! Did you know you can swim with North Atlantic Humpback Whales at the Silver Bank, which is located 80 miles north of Dominican Republic? Use the link in our bio to learn more!
Instagram post 2242383136351906539_409040196 Puerto Plata, home to amazing beaches AND wonderful activites off the resort! From a bustling downtown, to kitesurfing, canyoning and more – you’re sure to find something for every traveler along. 📸: @kevin.genender
Instagram post 2241649306200631572_409040196 Playa El Valle: Famous for snorkeling, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, or just sitting and enjoying the view. Care to join us? 📸: @carlostorresrd
Instagram post 2240824879712534555_409040196 New week, new opportunity to experience one of life’s most precious mammals: Humpback whales! Join us January to March in Samaná and January to April in the Silver Bank for this incredible experience. 🐋
Instagram post 2240211827354244418_409040196 “Take a look at all the shades of blue the ocean has in the south of Dominican Republic 🙌🏼 Incredible colors you only get in this part of the island.” Awesome photo, @tripmoz – thank you for sharing the beauty of the southwest! 💙
Instagram post 2239368773902856981_409040196 Dreaming of the perfect Caribbean getaway? Step right up to Punta Cana! With over 30-miles of pristine beaches we promise there’s a spot for just about everyone. 📸: @fabian.gomez1
Instagram post 2238697862698828228_409040196 Jarabacoa: A world of lush terrain, waterfalls and adventures. 10/10 a hidden gem! 📸: @crisnoble_02
Instagram post 2237918216989791793_409040196 Cotton candy skies and blue waters, the ultimate Dominican duo. Tag a travel buddy you’d like to share this view with! 👫 📸: @ivanthuy
Instagram post 2237306687987165323_409040196 “In a moment of magic, the day turned to night.” Do you have a favorite sunset spot in Dominican Republic? 📸: @robertvasquez
Instagram post 2237130547562051192_409040196 We're so excited to welcome @si_swimsuit to Dominican Republic to host their 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot! We can't wait to share more as Sports Illustrated explores the northeastern peninsula of Samaná to see our stunning beaches and take in DR's vibrant culture. Keep an eye out on our Stories this week as we share more BTS. @kelseymerritt 📸: @katepowerslovesyou #SISwim
Instagram post 2236578985504170088_409040196 Cobblestone streets lined with historical buildings and pops of color at every turn. There’s always something new to discover in charming Santo Domingo. 📸:@theadrenalinetraveler
Instagram post 2235762008695121136_409040196 Exploring Punta Cana this weekend? You’re in luck! Head to @puntacanaresort February 7-8 to experience Dominican Carnival alongside more than 25 of the top carnival troupes. @musasdepuntacana #carnavalpuntacana2020 📸: @carnavaldepuntacana
Instagram post 2235129371924184759_409040196 Spotted soaring above Samaná: Paradise. 🌴 Thanks for capturing, @flytrybe.

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