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FBI Finds Dominican Republic Tourists’ Died of ‘Natural Causes’

The State Department says FBI toxicology reports on the mysterious deaths of U.S. tourists in the Dominican Republic showed no evidence inconsistent with the island nation’s findings of natural causes. The department says “the results of the additional, extensive toxicology testing completed to date have been consistent with the findings ...

Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019

Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019

Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019 following the high-profile deaths of at least 10 U.S. citizens that prompted a downward spiral in the number of visitors to the Caribbean destination this summer amid safety concerns from consumers. Global hospitality brands, however, haven’t lost sight ...

It’s official: Room prices fall in Dominican Republic

It's official: Room prices fall in Dominican Republic

Room prices in Dominican Republic’s main tourism region have fallen near 15%. “In a recurring analysis we make about the prices per room for the next 12 months, in a sample of some 13,000 rooms in the Punta Cana area we have noticed a drop in the average price per ...

Dominican Republic announced increased safety measures

Dominican Republic announced increased safety measures

The Dominican Republic’s tourism ministry announced a series of new programs and increased safety measures for visitors to the Caribbean nation — amid a slew of media reports about American tourist deaths there. Among the additions is a multilingual emergency center, which is being established in Bávaro, a primary tourist ...

TTC Special: Beaches are the Caribbean highlight

TTC Special: Beaches are the Caribbean highlight

By Frank Martin “The tourist highlight” of the Caribbean is still its magnificent and warm beaches and its gentle sea. The surveys in the main tourism-emitting markets show that, when traveling to the Caribbean, holiday travelers enjoy local cultures, festivals of all kinds and the cuisine of the Caribbean islands. ...