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Interest in Cuba travel wanes

Fewer Americans are interested in traveling to Cuba this year, according to a survey from travel insurance firm Allianz Global Assistance. This year, 13% of respondents said they were interested in traveling to Cuba, compared to 40% last year, a 27-point drop.  In 2018, 82% of respondents said they are “not likely” to plan a trip to Cuba, up from 76% in 2017 and 70% in 2016. Those who said they are “very likely” to…

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Dominican Republic Ideal Destination for Weddings and Honeymoons

Posted on January 17, 2018 SAY I DO… The Peruvian newspaper El Comercio recently called the Dominican Republic the ideal destination for the perfect Caribbean wedding or honeymoon. According to the publication the country offers a tremendous variety of hotels – including boutique hotels and private villas – that feature attractive wedding and honeymoon packages. Also highlighted by the daily is that the Dominican Republic has been chosen as one of the “20 Best Honeymoon…

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Punta Cana: One of the World’s Most Visited Cities

Posted on December 24, 2017 Punta Cana, situated in the country’s eastern region and considered one of the Caribbean’s top tourism destination, is ranked 57th on the list of the world’s most visited cities, according to Euromonitor International of the World Travel Market, one of the world’s top tourism fairs. The fair was held this past November in London. During the January-October period of this year some three million tourists arrived through Punta Cana’s international…

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The Dominican Republic: A Great Favorite Among French Nationals Who Prefer Long Distance Destinations

The Dominican Republic: A Great Favorite Among French Nationals Who Prefer Long Distance Destinations Posted on November 8, 2017 The Dominican Republic maintains its position as a favorite destination of French nationals. Last year 232,024 French tourists visited the country through one of the 36 weekly direct flights between Paris, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana.  Air France currently operates 26 flights, XL Airways four, Air Caraibes three, and French Blue three. According to the Union…

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You Need to Try These 8 Foods of the Caribbean

Travel insights from Sandals Resorts The Caribbean is such a beautiful place that sometimes the local cuisine gets overlooked. Caribbean food is distinctive, in part because of the abundance of natural resources in the area: fresh fruit, seafood, and spices grow well in the climate and are easy to find. The Caribbean is also home to of many cultures – from Indigenous peoples to people of Spanish, Dutch, English, and African backgrounds. These cultures and the natural…

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