As the economy emerges from the recession, entrepreneurs are dusting off those ideas for new businesses that had seemed too far-fetched to work in recent years. The Woolley family, however, is returning to the roots of its success by building its own brand of hotels. The shovels already are in the ground for the first Woolley’s Classic Suites structure in Denver, and the family has big plans to expand as business travel picks up.

Featuring year-round golf courses, the Caribbean’s largest mountain and the Caribbean’s largest lake, the Dominican Republic is the Caribbean’s largest tourist destination. The town of Cabarete in the Puerto Plata province in particular is a big attraction for tourists. Organized across the center of a semi-circular beach, Cabarete is backed by a tranquil lagoon and verdant hills, which, together with the ocean, create perfect wind and wave conditions for surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, canyoning and whitewater rafting.

Located in the tropical climate of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, on the north edge of the Caribbean Sea, Cancun attracts nearly 5 million tourists each year. Considering its prime location within Cancun, the new Puerto Cancun development is likely to attract a large share of the local tourism market, as well as Cancun’s residents.

Westgate Resorts began in 1982 as a vacation timeshare entity with one 16-unit resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Banking on a formula that combines luxurious yet affordable suites at family centered resorts, Westgate appears to have struck vacation gold.

Now celebrating its 30th year, to say this organization has grown would be an understatement. With 27 resorts across the United States that encompass more than 10,000 luxury villas and yearly revenues of more than $813 million, Westgate Resorts claims it has become “the largest timeshare company in the world.”

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