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The main executives of the TUI Group visited the Dominican Republic and the luxury hotel tourist and real estate destination, Cap Cana, to see first-hand the location where the El Dorado Resort and Sensimar Resort hotels, of Karisma Hotels & Resorts will be built.


Fritz Joussen, CEO of TUI Group, along with executive committee members, Garry Wilson and David Burling, were received by Rafael Feliz German, President of Karisma Hotels and Resorts and Lubo Krstajic, partner of the hotel corporation.


In addition, during their stay in the country, they also visited the Nickelodeon Punta Cana and Sensatori Punta Cana hotels. Jesús Barderas and Jorge Subero, Executive Vice President of Cap Cana, were accompanying them on their tour of the destination, being pleasantly impressed by it.


Rafael Feliz German stressed that “the expansion of the presence of TUI in the Dominican Republic, as a result of the strategic alliance developed with Karisma Hotels & Resorts, will guarantee the permanent presence of thousands of European and English tourists in our hotels, increasing hotel occupancy in the country and contributing in this way with the main objective of President Danilo Medina to reach 10 million tourists a year, in the next decade “.


David Burling, CEO of the North Region and CEO of TUI Group, said that “our partnership with Karisma Hotels & Resorts is very important to us. We hope to develop these two properties in a unique destination such as Cap Cana. Working in partnership allows us to offer our exclusive concepts to our clients in global markets, while supporting the local economy and tourism. ”


The construction of the Dorado Resort and Sensimar Resort hotels in Cap Cana will begin in the spring of 2018, with 250 rooms each, linked to the Gourmet Inclusive® by Karisma concept, framed in a luxury hotel proposal for adults, couples and singles who travel without children and who appreciate tranquility, style, comfort, personal service and culinary diversity. The planned investment in these two new hotels is about 130 million dollars and a generation of 1,300 direct jobs, permanently.


TUI Group is the number one company in tourism business in the world. Its broad portfolio consists of strong tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies and online portals, six tourist airlines with around 150 aircraft, more than 300 hotels with 214,000 beds in approximately 30 countries, 16 cruise ships and countless incoming agencies in all major destinations. of vacations in the world. This integrated offer allows to offer its 20 million customers an unparalleled vacation experience in 180 regions. It is also characterized by its global responsibility in issues such as economic, environmental and social sustainability, in its permanent commitment to sustainable tourism.


In line with the philosophy of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, for both corporations, customer satisfaction and high-value service are a priority and vital in their hotels.


Karisma Hotels & Resorts “is a recognized international hotel group, of Dominican origin, which operates distinguished properties and collections of luxury hotels along the Mayan Riviera (Mexico), Jamaica, Colombia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and the Dominican Republic . It includes a vast portfolio that includes: El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, Allure Hotels by Karisma, Karisma Hotels Adriatic, Sensatori and Sensimar Hotels, Hidden Beach Au natural Resort, Nickeloden Resorts and Margaritaville All-Inclusive Experience by Karisma. The consortium was founded in 2000 in the Dominican Republic by a group with backgrounds in strategic areas such as hotel operation, business development, sales, marketing and finance.


Throughout his career, these properties have been honored by the industry’s top awards, including the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” and “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun” by Conde Nast Traveler, “Best Hotels for Romance “By TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice,” Four Diamond Award “by AAA,” The 10 Most Romantic Hotels “by Forbes,” Hotel of the Year “by TUI Travel PLC, and” Award of Excellence “by Wine Spectator, among others. Karisma has received global recognition for his creative approach to hospital management and product innovation.


Karisma Hotels & Resorts currently has 27 properties worldwide, 4,865 rooms and some 8,500 employees. Its team is made up of professionals from the travel industry specialized in hotel management, business development and financial services, integrated into the Consortium’s continuous growth to develop its capacity to create truly special vacations.