AMResorts to open Secrets and Dreams resorts in Punta Cana

AMResorts has started work on two luxury, all-inclusive resorts which are set to open in the Dominican Republic in 2022. Secrets Playa Esmeralda

Punta Cana and Dreams Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana will be in Miches, on the northeast coast. They will be the first

AMResorts-branded properties in this region of the Dom Rep. Each property will have 750

rooms and suites. Secrets Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana will be an adult-only resort, while Dreams Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana will cater for families. These two resorts are part of

the $400 million Playa Esmeralda development, which will be 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport.


Jet2 releases Stansted summer 2021 range earlier than ever

Samantha Mayling and Jet2holidays have launched summer 2021 flights and packages from Stansted earlier than ever. The airline and tour operator have 45 destinations

on sale to destinations such as the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Portugal. At peak periods, there will be more than 220 flights

a week. There will be up to 35 services a week to the Canary Islands, including 14 weekly flights to Tenerife in peak season; up to 10 weekly services to Lanzarote; up to six weekly services to Gran Canaria; and up to five weekly services to Fuerteventura. The Balearic Islands will have up to 37 weekly


property will be for families flights, serving Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Destinations served in mainland Spain will include Malaga, Alicante, Reus, Girona and Costa de Almeria.

Former Flybe routes snapped up by other regional carriers AVIATION

Regional airlines have begun taking on the former routes of failed carrier Flybe. Eastern Airways is expanding its network

from Southampton to Belfast City, Manchester, Newcastle and Teesside. The airline will start a Southampton link to Aberdeen via

Teesside from April 27. Loganair has taken on 17 former Flybe routes, and insisted they will be launched despite the carrier cutting 1,000 flights due to a 15%-20% drop in demand due to the coronavirus crisis.

There will be more than 50 flights a week to 14

destinations in Greece including Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Zante, Kos, Kefalonia, Thessaloniki, Skiathos, Preveza, Kalamata, Mykonos and Lesvos. In Turkey, the carrier will serve Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir. Portugal services include Faro and Madeira; Cyprus

flights will be to Paphos and Larnaca; and the Bulgaria flights will operate to Bourgas. In Croatia, the airline will serve Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Pula, while there will also be flights to Tivat in Montenegro. Other destinations will be Malta, Italy (Verona and

Naples) and France (Nice and Bergerac). Steve Heapy, chief executive of and

Jet2holidays, said: “We are putting our summer programme on sale earlier than ever from Stansted, giving customers and independent travel agents the chance to book early.”

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