Roseau, Dominica: Popularly Known as the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean”, Dominica, with breathtaking lush green mountains, lush tropical rainforests, and white sand beaches with crystal clear water, makes it an exceptional tourism destination. In addition to that, various initiatives of the government have taken the tourism sector to new heights, due to which American Airlines announced the operation of the direct flights to Dominica from 42 cities in the United States.
The step has turned out to be a great assistance for the small island nations as it will aid the local artisans, small business owners and many others related to the tourism and hospitality industry.
With all such significant benefits, the new connectivity has also ensured the elimination of the various barriers and created an easy and secure route to travel to Dominica. In addition to that, the operation of the new direct flights will also provide an incredible bolster for the tourism industry of the country.
The secret pearl of the Caribbean is a home to mesmerizing and stunning natural elements and the month of May became significant as the country celebrated “Tourism Awareness” month.
Moving to the path, the government is now highly focused on the promotion of eco-tourism. The government has also aimed to create responsible tourism so that the country could contain the impact of climate change.
In the celebration of Tourism Awareness Month, various Magnificent events are included, such as local bush rums”, with three dozen different flavours aged in barrels.
Further, every bar product contains its own bush rums that make the celebration more actively engaging. They used popular flavours such as spices, aka cinnamon, coconut, peanut, and lime.
Dominica is known for its local cuisine, music, and natural beauty. The government has always focused on conserving assets, building a resilient climate nation, and encouraging eco-tourism. To fulfil these aims, the government has launched several projects, and one such project which has contributed to the lifting of the tourism sector in Dominica is the “Beautification Project.”
As Dominica is expecting more tourists, the authorities have fastened the beautification project, and a cleaning drive is already launched from Pointe Michel to Champagne Beach. The campaign focuses on the clean and green Dominica. The Tourism Ministry underlined, “The Ministry has been protecting and preserving this important sector as tourism is everybody’s business.”
Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit also visited the beautification project site and expressed pleasure over the progress of the project.
Prime Minister Skerrit stated, “The Ministries of Tourism and the Environment are also piloting a National Beautification Programme in the area, and I was pleased to note the project’s progress.”
All these projects and initiatives will indeed boost the tourism of the Nature Isle.
The government of Dominica has always focused on the upliftment of the sector. American Airlines increased the number of flights between Dominica and 42 cities in North America and the United States territories to magnify the sector and attract large tourists to the Caribbean country.
The recent developmental projects in Dominica are also a great opportunity for global investors. Foreign investors can become citizens of Dominica by applying for the alternative citizenship of Dominica. The investors may apply through the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.
The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI) was established in the year 1993 and is considered one of the longest-running, fastest CBI schemes worldwide.
Foreign investors may apply for alternative citizenship by financially contributing to the development of the Caribbean island country. Applicants can contribute to a government-approved fund or real estate.
The investor may apply for alternative citizenship under two options:
• Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)– It is a non-refundable donation used for building infrastructure and encouraging sectors like agriculture and tourism. The minimum investment for the main applicant is US $100,000.
• Real Estate: An investor can contribute a minimum of US $ 200,000 to a government-approved real estate project such as hotels, spas, villas etc.
However, the investment does not guarantee citizenship; all applicants must pass rigid, stringent, and robust background checks. The government and third-party agencies carry out multi-layered due diligence checks on all applicants and their dependents over 16 years old.
The unique feature of the Citizenship by Investment Programme of Dominica is the applicant gets the ability to add additional dependents under the same application, including spouses, parents/grandparents (aged 55 or over) and children (30 or under), and siblings (aged 25 or under).
The citizenship by investment programme of Dominica is ranked as the world’s best, safe and secure CBI programme in the CBI Index published by PWM Magazine of Financial Times for five consecutive years.