Dominica Update

Excerpt from Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s Address on the 45th Anniversary of Independence

Last weekend we welcomed record numbers of visitors to our World Creole Music Festival, and our tourism continues to grow. If this year’s event showed us anything, it’s how our home-grown talent and culture are world class. As we position Dominica to be the premier destination and preferred choice for travelers, our new international airport will ensure enhanced direct access not just for visitors, but for the thousands of Dominicans in the Diaspora, who come home every year.   

Our efforts are bearing fruit. In June this year, the famous Travel and Leisure Magazine which ranks tourism destinations, against their activities, sights, natural attractions, food, friendliness, and overall value, ranked Dominica as the number one tourism destination in the Caribbean. Ranked number 1 – look how far we have come Dominica.  

This is what I mean when I say that this Government has delivered safety in the handling of national affairs, stability for our economy, security for our people and ensured that our country is moving forward, even in the worst of global times.  

We are continuously improving our sites and attractions and creating more opportunities for Dominicans, as we develop our tourism product. Dominica now has four (4), five-star hotels, and four (4) more are under construction, in Salisbury, Portsmouth, the Roseau Valley and at Loubiere.  

This is being complemented by the development of new attractions. Construction has begun on the world’s longest cable car in the Roseau Valley. This will create an opportunity for all citizens and visitors to have a tree top view of Dominica’s beauty, and for those with accessibility issues, or who simply do not want to hike that distance, they too will be able to experience the world’s second largest boiling lake.   We expect there to be a significant increase in the number of visitors to the boiling lake and it will provide additional opportunities for our local tour operators and service providers, who can provide aerial guided tours, as well as hiking tours.  This is scheduled for completion in 2024.     

Source: Government Information Service

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