Roseau, Dominica: Denise Charles- Minister of Tourism, and PS Lisa Valmond met with the students of Dominica State College Hospitality and Tourism on Tuesday. The meeting featured a discussion on the significance of the tourism sector in the country.
Ministry of Tourism took to Facebook to share glimpses of the meeting. During the meeting, Denise Charles interacted with the students and encouraged them to uplift the sector by working as a volunteer in the upcoming festivals in Dominica.
Ministry of Tourism added, “Recently, Denise Charles, Minister of Tourism, and PS Lisa Valmond had the pleasure of meeting with Dominica State College Hospitality and Tourism students to discuss the importance of tourism in our country.”
She said that as the future leaders of Dominica, it’s vital that young people understand the role that tourism plays in the economy and the potential career opportunities that exist in the industry.
The meeting was also attended by CEO DDA Colin Piper, Destination Manager Kimberly King, CEO of International Airport Samuel Johnson, Head and staff of the Tourism and Hospitality Faculty, and the Director of GEMS Hospitality Training Institute.
Ministry of Tourism had a spirited conversation on aspects of tourism throughout the meeting, including hospitality, marketing, our tourism pillars, the significance of the international airport, sustainable tourism, and more.
It was the first of many engagements. Ministry of Tourism announced that Dominica’s Youth Tourism Ambassador requirements will soon be released. The aim of the requirement will empower the young people in Dominica and promote the tourism sector.
It added,”Stay Tuned; Dominica’s Youth Tourism Ambassador requirements will soon be released! We’re committed to empowering young people in Dominica to do their part in promoting tourism and contributing to the development of our country.”
Earlier, Minister of Tourism- Denise Charles, CEO, CEO Colin Piper, Destination Manager Kimberly King, and members of the Discover Dominica Authority team attended Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Travel Marketplace in Barbados last week.
The event featured professionals from the tourism industry of the Caribbean region and discussed the latest trends and opportunities in travel and tourism. Denise Charles also outlined the update on the flagship Cable Car Project, known as the big project in Dominica. She also talked about several projects of Geothermal power plat, eco-tourism hotels and the Waitukubuli Sea Trail, and the Sustainability and Resilient Efforts.