Carnival Corporation’s New Port in the Dominican Republic

Posted on May 5th, 2015

"We don't like to develop ports," says David Candib, v.p. of development and operations, Global Port and Destination Development Group, while walking around Amber Cove, where the Carnival Corporation is spending about $85 million to do exactly that.

Why Are Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Smiling?

Posted on May 1st, 2015

"Tourism in the Caribbean grew 6.6 percent in 2014, which is robust, but in the Dominican Republic it grew 9.6 percent," announced Radhames Martinez Aponte, vice minister of tourism, at DATE 2015.

Onsite Review: Riu Palace St. Martin: The French Side’s All-inclusive

Posted on May 1st, 2015

It doesn’t look like a Riu, at least not one of the larger ones in the Caribbean. But in recent years Riu has branched out, opening smaller resorts and city hotels (Miami in February, and soon, Times Square), and the 258-suite Riu Palace St. Martin makes the family tree even more interesting.

A New Kind of Viva Wyndham

Posted on April 30th, 2015

In November 2015 a novel, adults-only product will debut: V Samana, in Las Terrenas, an entirely new sort of Viva Wyndham.

The U.S. Virgin Islands Are Hot

Posted on March 6th, 2015

The U.S. Virgin Islands are hot—and no, that is not a meteorological observation—so we sat down with Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty, for an update on a few things agents should know.

Atlantis, Paradise Island, from an Agent’s Perspective

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Remember those "Bo knows baseball" and "Bo knows football" ads? Bethann Platt, a corporate/leisure agent with Frosch International Travel, knows booking Atlantis, and she shed some light on things.