Articles tagged “dominican republic”

U.S. Flight Bookings to Dominican Republic Plummet Because of Tourist Deaths

U.S. Flight Bookings to Dominican Republic Plummet Because of Tourist Deaths

Ezra Fieser, Bloomberg

The Dominican Republic Tourism minister's response, dismissing all of the deaths as having occurred from natural causes, doesn't really provide confidence that the country is seriously investigating the matter.

3 weeks ago

Dominican Republic Counters Negative Publicity After U.S. Tourist Deaths

Dominican Republic Counters Negative Publicity After U.S. Tourist Deaths

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Media reports of seven U.S. tourist deaths in the last year in the Dominican Republic certainly sound alarming. But judgment should be reserved until a connection between them is established. Otherwise the industry may needlessly suffer.

1 month ago

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Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Executive Q&A: Posadas’ Meteoric Growth in Mexico and Beyond

Posadas + Skift

Posadas has witnessed many shifts within Mexico’s tourism industry over the last five decades since it first launched its Fiesta Americana hotel. The brand continues to evolve and has big plans for major expansion in Mexico and other areas of Latin America.

2 months ago

Santo Domingo’s Cleanup Effort for Tourism Is Worrying Its Long-Term Residents

Santo Domingo’s Cleanup Effort for Tourism Is Worrying Its Long-Term Residents

Ezequiel Lopez Blanco, Associated Press

Tourism development versus the locals — it's an issue that cities and countries worldwide have to grapple with. There's no magic formula for striking the right balance.

2 years ago

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Caribbean Resort Licensing Deal Tests Trump’s Promise of No New Foreign Projects

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press

This won't the be the last report of a number of potential conflicts on interest with the Trump Organization and its future business plans.

2 years ago

Fathom Adds More Cuba Sailings, Cuts Back on Dominican Republic

Fathom Adds More Cuba Sailings, Cuts Back on Dominican Republic

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The concept of a cruise to Cuba — even one without typical beach-day shore excursions — is easier to communicate than a social impact trip to the Dominican Republic. Even though voluntourism was the original goal of Fathom, we're not surprised that the cruise line is making the business decision to cater to the highest demand.

3 years ago

CEO Interview: Fathom Is Developing a Brand for Cruisers Who Want to Travel Deep

CEO Interview: Fathom Is Developing a Brand for Cruisers Who Want to Travel Deep

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Fathom is a unique product in the cruise space with the backing of cruising's biggest player. It's also just one ship among hundreds in the global cruise industry. With time, and more marketing, it shouldn't be hard for them to find the 600 cruisers each week to fill the MV Adonia.

3 years ago

Carnival’s Fathom Brand Faces Challenges Because It Isn’t a Party Boat

Carnival’s Fathom Brand Faces Challenges Because It Isn’t a Party Boat

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Fathom's cruise product is incredibly different than what cruisers are used to. This is a challenge for the brand as it looks for customers willing to try something new.

3 years ago

Dominican Republic’s Economy Is Expanding, Thanks to Tourism

Dominican Republic’s Economy Is Expanding, Thanks to Tourism

Ezra Fieser, Bloomberg

2016 has a challenge ahead if Zika fears are calmed.

3 years ago

Carnival’s New Sailings to Cuba Could Include Several Port Calls on the Island

Carnival’s New Sailings to Cuba Could Include Several Port Calls on the Island

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Carnival's sailings next year to Cuba would signify a whole new era in U.S. travel to the once-outcast island.

4 years ago

Dominican Republic Tourism Boycott Called For By Prominent Authors Over Migrant Deportations

Dominican Republic Tourism Boycott Called For By Prominent Authors Over Migrant Deportations

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

None of the resorts and hotels want to see the deportations happen considering, among other things, that French-speaking Dominicans of Haitian descent are an essential part of a staff serving international visitors. And while boycotts hurt the people on the lowest end of the labor chain, they're often one of the few things to get leaders' attention.

4 years ago

Caribbean Islands Face Terrible Drought This Summer

Caribbean Islands Face Terrible Drought This Summer

Danica Coto, Associated Press

You know it's bad when Caribbean leaders are hoping for hurricanes and asking hotel guests to ease up on waters usage.

4 years ago