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Punta Cana announces closure because of low occupancy

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The Majestic Elegance Punta Cana is shutting from Aug. 15 to Nov. 7 in view of anticipated low occupancy during that period, Majestic Resorts said in a letter to travel agents.

Majestic said negative news reports regarding the Dominican Republic have negatively affected each of the three of its Punta Cana resorts.

“Thousands of cancellations have come our way for our three resorts in Punta Cana,” Majestic Resorts said in the letter. “Despite the cancellations, we were able to maintain 60% occupancy for our resorts during June, July and the first half of August. However, the situation is completely different for the second half of August as well as September and October.”

While the Majestic Elegance is shut, the organisation said it plans to arrive at 60% occupancy at the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana and the Majestic Mirage Punta Cana. Majestic said it would upgrade all guests booked at the Majestic Elegance to a similar room classification or higher at its other two Punta Cana resorts.

The FBI is exploring a string of traveler deaths in the Dominican Republic that have happened in the previous year. Online reports have drifted a hypothesis about spoiled liquor being the reason, however Dominican Republic authorities have said that the deaths are a fortuitous event and not outside the ‘normal’ rate of traveler deaths in the area. The negative inclusion has injured the travel industry.

The Majestic Elegance specifically has been in the news in light of the fact that a Delaware lady says she was beaten oblivious at the retreat last January. She is suing the hotel for $3 million.

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