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Casa Bonita is nominated by the magazine Hôtel & Lodge for Best World Lodge

The Hotel Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge has been selected by the French magazine Hôtel & Lodge as one of the best four year institutions around the world in the "Lodge" for the quality of its services.

The delivery of the fifth edition of the awards will take place on December 20 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the magazine, dedicated to showcasing the most exclusive being the benchmark for the French market demanding Hotels and Spas gathering more senior in the world.

The nomination was announced as part of the Fair Market International Luxury Travel (ILTM, for its acronym in English) held this year in the city of Cannes and where Bonica House is participating.

Polybius Schiffino, Vice President Hotel Casa Bonita said this is an honor not only for the hotel but for the country. ¨ It was a good news knowing we nominees in this category where only four hotels were chosen, which helps to position the destination Dominican Republic Barahona and worldwide. This motivates us to continue to provide a unique experience to our guests with personalized and professional service. "

Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge is a boutique hotel with 12 suites acclimated elegant rustic style, located on the southern coast of the island of Hispaniola, with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea in an area of ​​tropical forest surrounded by rivers and mountains, located at kilometer 17 Barahona on the coastal road leading to Pedernales.

This hotel received the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award granted by TripAdvisor, to achieve a rating of 4.5, the highest awarded by the respondents by the renowned firm.

Visitors also enjoy the Casa Bonita Tanama Eco Spa, Canopy Tour, hiking, tennis, mountain biking, snorkeling equipment, surfboards and innovative services in the area of health, wellness, adventure and the use of fresh in its cuisine, reflected in the establishment of organic vegetable.

Member of Small Luxury Hotels, is now developing a tourism real estate project on the same property where the hotel is located, intended to be a model of sustainable development.

Casa Bonita is operated by Prohotel International, a company that operates, markets, develops and repositions elite boutique hotels in markets around the world with presence in Spain, Mexico, France and Nicaragua. 

They have developed programs for hotels in Greece, United States, Thailand, Peru and Costa Rica more

La Romana-Bayahibe receive Blue Flag certification International for 2012-2013

La Laguna Dominicus Beach received the Blue Flag international certification for the period 2012 - 2013, awarded by the International Jury of the Blue Flag program then successfully completing the evaluation process.

The Blue Flag beach ratified extends from the Oasis Canoa hotel facilities, crossing in front of the Catalonia Gran Dominicus, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, even ownership of Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace resorts and Beach.

The Association of La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels (AHRB), has been recognized for the work to achieve and maintain the Blue Flag certification Dominicus Beach, obtained in 2004 was the first in the Dominican Republic and the region in America.

Ana Garcia, Executive Director of the AHRB, stated that the achievement of maintaining this condition is the result of the cooperation of various public and private entities, which together with the Association of Hotel La Romana-Bayahibe, are working hard to keep one of the resources most important and emblematic destination.

This environmental category is awarded to beach hotels that meet the requirements of the International Blue Flag Coordination, such as quality of bathing water, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and services. IDARD oversees and collaborates nationally to ensure the strength and maintenance of the criteria by the beaches.

It also requires regular monitoring of coastal reefs conducted by Reef Check and establish a lifeline systems to 100 meters away to the benefit of all users and sponsored by the private sector.

In addition to maintaining a very strict water quality, exceeding national regulations for four, also requires the implementation of an environmental program.

La Romana Bayahibe Hotels Association (AHRB) was created in 2000 in order to ensure sustainable development of the tourist, hotel operations make implementing sound practices environment, ensure the conservation of natural resources and implement social programs directed to neighboring communities. more


Nebrija University Professor highlights importance of multi-destination

Prof. Bruno Pujol

Professor Bruno Pujol, assistant dean of the University of Nebrija, Spain, highlighted the importance of multi-destinations and said that in the case of the Americas meet a market demand for medium and long distances and can contribute to reposition established destinations, in combination with other startup process.

Pujol addressed the topic "Multi-Destination" in a dynamic way, as part of the second Dominican Annual Tourism Forum (FODATUR 2012), organized by the Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Consortium (CDCT), sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Sustainable Tourism Empowerment Programme.

Among the advantages of multi-destinations Pujol cited to include the combination and synergies between complementary products and destinations that dinanamiza supply and product portfolio and the work of tour operators.

Pujol  explained that  the multi-destination offers the advantages of more alternatives to tourists  available to the move to a lower cost, the ability to integrate several countries on vacation and have a wider choice, attractive and varied.

The professor of the University of Nebrija stressed that the multi-destinations favors the public sector is the private, the official tourist agencies, customs, tour operators, tour guides, air travel and especially to the hotels more

Puntacana Village celebrates the spirit of Christmas

As is traditional at this time of year, Puntacana Village resort community located in Punta Cana Resort & Club, met to celebrate the spirit of Christmas carols paced, merengue and an array of cultural traditions.

All members of this community are integrated to enjoy the joy and peace of mind that permeates the celebration of the birth of Jesus, singing carols door to door while the residents are added to the family celebration to gather in the main square Puntacana Village, where awaits a meal based on the traditional roast pig.

In this atmosphere of joy, enjoy some food and drinks social, others dance to Dominican music, including Christmas meringues, while children share and take ownership of a tradition that has been enriched generation after generation.

What we are seeing in Puntacana Village in every December is a true celebration of Christmas, where residents regardless particular beliefs and customs, come together to share the traditions of our country.

Puntacana Village is a small multicultural community where residents enjoy a safe environment combined with the facilities and services offered by the destination of Punta Cana Resorts & Club. more