Puerto Plata’s Cruise Port Has Become the Country’s Tourism Story of the Year
The recent opening of the Amber Cove Cruise Port in Puerto Plata tops the list of the ten most important tourism news of the Dominican Republic during 2015, according to the Dominican Association of Tourism Press (ADOMPRETUR). The other two top stories are the expansion of the Punta Cana International Airport and the pre-opening of the super luxury Aman Hotel in “Playa Grande,” on the country’s north coast.
The following top local stories were selected by a jury of recognized local journalists, specializing in the tourism sector.
1- The start of operations of the Amber Cove Cruise Port
Operated by the Carnival Cruise line, highlights the comeback of tourism in Puerto Plata, the country’s most important north coast city. The city’s tourism revival has been strengthened by the recent arrival of tourists and the renovation of many local hotels. The arrival of cruise ships to Amber Cove is by far one of the most important Dominican tourism stories in recent years. The region’s decline, which began in 2001, began to experience a complete turnaround beginning in 2012. All through 2015, the region experienced a remarkable rate of growth, although the growth registered remains below the national average. In addition, a modest but encouraging renewal of local hotels has also encouraged growth. Some examples: the “Gran Ventana” Hotel, completely renovated in 2015; the Barcelo Hotel, recently purchased by AM Resorts and also fully renovated, and the renovation and opening of the V Heavens as an adults-only hotel.
Source: Access DR
April 9, 2016
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