The tram

An adventurous part of  Dominica’s eco-tourism offering has hit rock bottom, with 66 Dominicans now out of a job as a result.

A senior staff member of the Rain Forest Aerial Tram facility in Laudat confirmed on Wednesday that it was closing down after 10 years of operation.

A source close to the company told Dominica News Online that slow tourism arrivals had impacted negatively on the business, with Rain Forest Aerial Tram  no longer able to stay in operation because of financial difficulties.

DNO has also been told that the company is drowning in debt.

Staff were given the devastating news at a meeting held earlier Wednesday.

Management were reluctant to talk about the situation when contacted but confirmed that the operation was going out of business.

A shareholders meeting is carded for some time next week, after which management is expected to make an official statement on the closure.

The Rain Forest Aerial Tram transported passengers in a hanging gondola, which seats up to 8 people, through one mile of protected tropical mountain rainforest bordering the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.