Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal

Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Arcadia University visit to Dominica

The Discover Dominica Authority continues to work with various organizations involved in student tours. Arcadia University visited Dominica as part of their academic programme on International Experience. For the past three years, the Discover Dominica Authority has been working with the University to organize several activities geared at educating the students on the tourism industry in Dominica.

The group lead by one of the University’s professors coordinated a beach clean-up at Scoots Head this past weekend as a means of giving back and working together with a local community. The Discover Dominica Authority also facilitated an educational tour of a cruise ship while at port, and two lectures informing them on the state of the industry and sustainable tourism. They visited the Kalinago Territory and other sites including the Boiling Lake and the Indian River while on island. Other partners whose contribution made the visit a success included the Dominica Solid Waste Corporation who facilitated the beach clean-up and KHATTS a certified tour operator, who provided transportation.

Dominica to be represented at Salon de la Plongee

Dominica will once again be represented at one of the leading dive shows in France, Salon de la Plongee. The dive show carded for January 13 – 16, 2012 at Port de Versailles, in Paris, France attracts divers seeking diving destinations and new diving products. In 2011 over 370 companies were exhibitors at the dive show and more than 53,000 visitors attended the four day event. Dominica will be represented by its overseas marketing firm, Interface Tourism, two hoteliers and a representative of the Dominica Watersports Association.

Nominations for Tourism Industry Awards 2012

Discover Dominica Authority will observe Tourism Awareness Month in May. One of the major activities forming part of Tourism Awareness Month 2012 is the Industry Recognition Awards. This award serves as a forum to honour those individuals, companies and organizations that have demonstrated commitment to the development of tourism in Dominica. The general public is hereby invited to submit nominations for the various awards categories.

  • Accommodation of the Year
  • Industry Employee of the Year
  • Tour Operator of the Year
  • Tour Guide of the Year
  • Tourism Vendor of the Year
  • Tourism Taxi Service Provider of the year
  • Vehicle Rental Company of the Year
  • Community Tourism Development
  • Responsible Tourism

For further information on submission please contact the office of the Discover Dominica Authority. The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday March 30, 2012. Awards will be presented during Tourism Awareness Month Opening on Monday April 30, 2012.

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at (767) 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica's official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.

Posted: 17/01/2012