Watch CBS News

Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths: Some Travelers Rethinking Vacation Plans After Reports

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Recent news involving suspicious deaths in the Dominican Republic has some travelers rethinking their vacation plans.

Travel agent Gina Libretti-Costa told CBS2's Nina Kapur she's had to change a number of bookings in just the past few days.

In May, several tourists were found dead, apparently under similar circumstances, just five days apart at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville Resort in La Romana.

CBS News: Another American Tourist Dies During Dominican Republic Vacation

Last October, a Brooklyn woman staying at that same report says she was nearly poisoned while drinking a Sprite from her hotel room minibar.

Libretti-Costa says while it's unfortunate, people are still going to travel to the Dominican Republic and there are other properties where visitors can stay.

"I wouldn't tell people not to travel there anymore. I feel like this is not a good reflection of the Dominican people," she said.

RELATED STORY: New York Woman Vomited Blood After Drink At Dominican Republic Resort Where 3 Americans Died

Libretti-Costa recommends always buying travel insurance, researching the resorts beforehand and never leaving the property ground, especially after dark.

List Of Recent American Deaths In The Dominican Republic

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.