While much has been written about the losses incurred by investors and employees at Sun Village Cofresi, little has so far appeared about tourist reaction at the time. This story highlights the actions of one responsible online travel agent. 'Jim Hobbs, CEO of online wholesaler CheapCaribbean.com, had more than 250 clients at the resort at the time it closed. "I got wind of the closing on Saturday in an email from Turintur, my ground operator in Puerto Plata. He said he’d heard rumblings in town and saw some guests being driven away from the resort in golf carts," he said. Hobbs took the first flight to Puerto Plata on Sunday, having worked throughout Saturday to secure alternative accommodations for his clients next door at Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa. "I picked up some of my arrivals at the airport when I got in. We had not been able to reach all of our clients before they left home," Hobbs said. When Hobbs arrived at Lifestyle Tropical, more than 200 of his clients had been transferred from Sun Village. "Not all of them were happy. Their vacations had been interrupted without warning and they had received very little information about what was going on," Hobbs said. "I told them all that I was there to make it right." ' The story continues in Travel Weekly. Meanwhile, it appears that President of Globalia, Juan Josť Hidalgo, had been negotiating with the Dominican government over intended involvement with the national carrier Air Dominicana but pulled out of this deal, to the consternation of the Dominican government according to Caribe Preferente, and opted to bid for Sun Village instead (more at fourth link).