Roseau, Dominica: Minister of Tourism- Denise Charles lauded Dominica for securing several recognition as a premium travel destination and for listing it as one of the top places to visit in the region. She stated that the tourism industry of the country has been excelling, and this could not have been possible without the Dominica Labour Party-led administration.
She stated that the government has always showcased determination to ensure Dominica becomes a number one tourism destination. Denise Charles noted,” Leadership is everything, and we are seeing the gains now, but the development of the tourism industry started several years ago under the Dominica Labour Party administration through the re-engineering of the citizenship by investment programme.”
She said that there was a huge focus on hotel accommodation development, and for the first time in its life in 2019, Dominica had its first luxury resort; then the government made that Jungle Bay was destroyed by Hurricane Erica and rebuilt a beautiful five-star Resort in Soufriere constituency. She asserted that all of these things contribute to increased arrivals in Dominica because people have more offerings and many visitors; even if they enjoy being in Nature when they go to bed, they want to sleep in luxury.
Denise Charles further cited that the development of Dominica’s roads and infrastructure also contributes to the many accolades. She added,” You also have the infrastructure upgrades to a road that is easier to access places to go and move around the country that is a major plus. I mean, you have heard people said we have the best roots in the Caribbean right now. I will tell you that also COVID made many Travelers more conscious of the environment and recognize the importance of Nature. The Ministry of Tourism of Dominica has focused on re-imaging the industry, and we’ve decided that it’s one thing to say that we are the nature island of the Caribbean, but what is it all about, we have our eco-tourism, but what are we really saying and so we started this pillar strategy that we would Define our products.”
Denise Charles pointed out that now the country has Aqua, Adventure, health and wellness, agrotourism, and festivals. A campaign was also launched to attract visitors to enjoy Dominica’s Nature. She said that they also launched a campaign in the country which promoted Dominica to die in their Nature, explore, and have Adventured in Nature and that she thinks did very well for them.