President of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association Simon Walsh says the issue of air access has again proven to be a major setback for the tourism sector.
Walsh who returned from the annual ‘Beneath the Sea’s Dive Show’ in New Jersey recently, says while divers had positive things to say about the country, they were concerned about the issue of air access.
“Is a dive show where the consumers of dive products travel from all over the world and come to see dive equipment and destinations,” Walsh said in describing the event. “It’s a three day long event and Dominica had its booth set up. We sold Dominica to the divers and most people in the US are very aware of Dominica. Everybody has positive things to say but they have an issue with air access. It was so difficult from anyone from New Jersey to get to Dominica in one day.”
Walsh said the price of tickets was also a concern raised at the event.