Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday March 8, 2013

Dominica gets promoted at Regional & International Trade Shows

Dominica makes an impression in Toronto

The Discover Dominica Authority participated in the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show from February 22-24, 2013. This is Canada's largest adventure show which showcases all the activities of the outdoors and highlights exotic hot spots, safaris and eco-holidays. This show fits right into Dominica's key product offering as the island is known for its adventure and activities. The show attracts over 28,000 outdoor enthusiasts who are committed to a lifestyle which involves sports and activities of all kinds from hiking to adventure travel. These individuals embrace life and challenge themselves physically and emotionally to achieve the highest levels of satisfaction. The show informed us that the Canadian market is important to the development of the tourism industry in Dominica as they possess the spending power and the desire to visit destinations with a difference. The DDA also received support from the Dominica Ontario Association who dressed in their creole wear and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations – Mr. Vince Henderson, who graced us with his presence. Based on the feedback of the attendees and the excitement at the show, the DDA deems this a success and looks forward to continuing promotions and activities in the Canadian market which will in turn increase the number of visitors to the island from that market.

Dominica came alive in Martinique

The Discover Dominica Authority along with eight service providers participated in the 15th Edition of the Salon du Voyages et des Vacances show in Martinique from March 1-5. The trade show served as an avenue to showcase the island of Dominica to our neighbours affording them the opportunity to see what the island has to offer and make immediate bookings with hotels. The show which attracts over 20,000 consumers seeking vacation destinations all converged at the Madiana Palais du Congress in Schoelcher, in Martinique. The Fort Young Hotel, La Flamboyant Hotel, Tamarind Tree Hotel, Chez Ophelia Cottages, Rosalie Bay Resort, Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, Anchorage Hotel and Whitchurch Tours all participated in the Trade Show. Also present at the show was the new Miss Dominica 2013 – Miss Leslassa Armour-Shillingford who welcomed visitors and educated them on the offerings of the island. Some of Dominica's popular natural sites and award winning hotels will be featured.

UK Magazine chooses Dominica for photo shoot

Management of UK based fashion publication; Fabulous Magazine has chosen Dominica as the destination for a photo shoot. An eight member crew is currently in Dominica for a week long photo shoot commencing March 2nd to 10th 2013. The photo shoot will feature one of Dominica's hotels and natural sites and in and around downtown Roseau.

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

Posted: 14/03/2013