Increase in bookings strengthens DR’s leadership in Caribbean tourism

With the trend towards short-term bookings and the increasing openness of popular winter travel destinations, the final push for warm weather travel is in full swing, the Dominican Republic emerges as a real winner among winter destinations, according to the German agency, FTI Touristik.

“Thanks to a wealth of direct and non-stop flight connections via international airports, an expanded hotel portfolio with new top-notch resorts and the successful local hygiene concept, long vacation – transport destinations are as popular as never before,” the agency stated.

Manuel Morales, FTI Caribbean Strategic Destination Officer explained that “the Dominican Republic’s success story continues: booking figures have never been better and it has never been easier to get to the island.”

“At FTI we recognized the development early on and have therefore expanded our hotel portfolio by a further 14 properties in the dream destination. The Caribbean island offers ideal conditions for all those willing to travel who are still looking for a sun-filled vacation by the turquoise sea,” Morales added.

He reported that with a triad of comfortable rooms, culinary experiences and a host of wellness offerings, the travel professional’s new hotels guarantee a pleasurable vacation under the Caribbean palm trees. For example, the newly opened Live Aqua Beach Resort in Punta Cana is characterized by elegant design elements and special extras: On request, suites and hotel rooms with direct access to the pool or Jacuzzi can be booked – ideal for a vacation with more distance and with this absolutely trendy upgrade option.

Besides said of fine accommodations, the Grand Palladium Bávaro Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa with a total of 18 restaurants offers a wide variety of culinary delights. “The Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant KUSKO with its ceviche and sushi creations has an excellent reputation. The a la carte restaurant is also open to tourists outside the hotel to enjoy a culinary touch.”

“A large number of hotels in FTI’s portfolio offer a wide range of wellness offerings in their own spas, the Yhi Spa at the Melia Punta Cana Resort is a true El Dorado of wellness treatments: hotel guests can have a treatment plan tailored to their needs with trained staff, for example, aromatherapy, detox cocktails or yoga courses, which pamper and strengthen the tourist’s body and soul,” he added.

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