Dominica Nationals Abroad to be engaged in development of Dominica’s Tourism Product

Interested persons can also click the image above to participate in the survey.

Dominica nationals residing abroad as well as persons with a strong affinity to Dominica will be included in the strategy to improve the tourism product and foster growth within the industry. This will be done by gaining their unique perspectives and insights on the development and marketing of the local tourism product.

The first phase of the engagement will be a survey allowing them to offer initial feedback and indicate their willingness to participate in the ongoing development of the tourism sector. The survey will be made available through various mediums to include social media as well as local electronic media.

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11 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    June 11, 2021

    The only way to fix things in Dominica is to fire everybody in the Government and start all over. If they say “I work for the Dominican government” fire them on the spot. Fire even the judges at the court house and all the police. Then bring in the United Nations and hold new fair and honest elections supervised by international observers.

  2. CBI gone wrong
    June 11, 2021

    Isn’t it just absolutely telling that the usual Skerrit mouthpieces Gary, Clown, Dog, Xavier, etc. are pretending not to have read or seen this. Absolutely typical! I wonder why? Usually they are quite happy to defend the indefensible.

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  3. DAnice
    June 10, 2021

    U mean the people who got free tickets to come to vote?????

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  4. weh
    June 10, 2021

    Fresh new leadership in this country is a must.

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  5. RastarMarn
    June 9, 2021

    Really!!!

    Garcon how comes allyou still ohshar behind this tourism Bizniss!!!

    How about trying to promote Agriculture and manufacturing,,,

    The best way for any economy to grow and Prosper is to import raw materials and produce furnished goods,,,

    Instead of looking at people’s input into making a tourism sector how about trying to communicate with all those learned individuals out there and have them motivated to come back to Dominica to share their expertise in Chemistry, Technology, Agro Science, Civil Engineering and the likes,,,

    Is about time allyou stop this Nonsense about being Servants and service to foreigners who mostly make up the Albino Nation!!!

    Dominica is fruitful, fertile and natural, lets sell that with the Agro Industry instead of trying to bring people to spoil our place like they did the USVI and neighboring islands,,,

    Why not build a movement to promote that which we don’t have to be fed every day, but have the means to feed ourselves for a…

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  6. Pipo
    June 9, 2021

    Udo, I’m sorry to hear that but our Tourism organisation, unfortunately, leaves much to be desired. Our Marketing director, a professional who was recruited from Bonaire, left after only four months on the job because apparently she was dissatisfied with the conditions she found. Also, contrary what the DDA tell us, Liat Air is no longer flying because it is in administration. I really wish I could tell you better news because our island could be the best destination in the Caribbean but I’m afraid it’s management stinks.

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  7. Udo
    June 9, 2021

    I have travel agencies in Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. I have spend plenty of time in Dominica over the past 15 years and I’ve got a few good friends on the island. In the past I’ve met with people like Mr. Piper, Mr. Tongue and other managers. I have to conclude that most of my customer look for upmarket holiday and Dominica should fit exactly into that niche. However these people from DDM are just not on the ball and the new Minister appears to be just as bad. Several emails written and all of them remain unanswered. In contrast if I write an email to the ministry of tourism in Bali, Mauritius, Seychelles, Bermuda, Vietnam etc., the answer is prompt or within 24 hours. At the end of the day it’s all a matter of attitude, knowledge and a good dose of passion. I will continue to travel to Dominica occasionally but I refuse to sell holidays to my customers. My customers are my livelihood and I rely on them to keep my business going.

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    • zandoli
      June 9, 2021

      Sadly, these government worker, including ministers are too lazy and they think the world is waiting for them to act. When it comes to talking, they are very good at that, but these people are not ready for prime time.
      For one thing, these guys never worked in an industrialized country, so they do not understand what it takes to drive business. Most of them have worked in the government service all their lives and they do not understand the concept of productivity and following up on leads promptly.
      I cannot count the number of times I have heard people say they contacted the various government ministries and no one bothered to reply.

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    • Viewsexpressed
      June 10, 2021

      Well said Udo, well said. We thank you highly for your observations on the status and failures of this Fake Government ably monitored by this Failed incompetent immnature Labour Government. A small island with an oversized Government is not and has not done it undertake any meaningful Development Concept of Dominica. The Socioeconomic Development concept in Dominica’has NOT worked towards the interest and benefits and Development of our People, our Nature Isle and, principally our “Socioeconomic Development” of our Country and its people. Do NOT expect any meaningful Development of our people and our country under this Failed Incompetent Irrelevant Prime ODD MINISTER Skerrit and his Failed LABOUR GOVERNMENT.
      Until we have this change of Government under this politically incorrect PRIME MINISTER Skerrit and this oversized Government our Dominica’and our people are NOT going anywhere but only to climb up the many stairs of the Prime Minister’s Office to receive this Red Clinic…

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    • If we knew better
      June 10, 2021

      Thank you Sir. In order to do proper marketing, one must be able to provide what the target market wants, when, how, and understand why they want it. Dominican “leaders” and many of our “businessmen” have never really understood the tourism market. In many respects its like they build for themselves, not the tourists. We need to understand what kind of tourist we want and focus on that. do we mainly want high end? back packers? cruise? do we want all? and what is in place to properly manage all successfully? Do our roads lend to high end tourism? do they have sidewalks and proper lighting? Do our accommodations regularly repair and TASTEFULLY improve on their facilities? Do we have varieties of themed restaurants and even branded franchises? our tourism authorities need guidance. Its not like they havent travelled and seen how its done elsewhere. Why is it so hard here? We should look at Costa rica, Indonesia, and a few other successful eco destinations that are more desirable.

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    • June 10, 2021

      Good luck with this initiative…
      What the OP Udo said is very true. I am a lifelong bicyclist living in the USA. 1/2 of my parentage is from Dominica and I have lived at least 1/3 of my life there. I know Dominica and lots of Dominican people extremely well.
      I also have nearly 3 decades of experience as not only a high-level bicycle rider & competitor, but also in the business side of the bicycle industry in areas of retail, marketing, event promotion, travel, and more.
      I have tried on numerous occasions to communicate to Dominica’s officials how Dominica can be (and should be promoted) as a prime destination for bicycle tourism. All to no avail. All of my attempts to communicate have fallen on deaf ears. This segment is huge and Dominica is over ripe for it. Millions of dollars are being left on the table.
      I have also tried to communicate to the leaders of the Dominica Cycling Association my interest in becoming involved with the organization. Same result.

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