Dominica ranks high on CNN places to visit in 2020

Dominica was listed in the first position of the CNN’s list of Caribbean Islands to visit in 2020 and ranked as the top Caribbean Destination in the fourth position in the CNN 20 best places to visit in 2020.  This caps off a great 2019, in which the destination has received numerous awards and accolades from respected travel and lifestyle industry institutions and publications.

This continues Dominica’s long history of receiving awards and accolades dating back over decades, recognizing everything from boutique hotels and properties, ecotourism and sustainability practices.

Newly appointed Minister for Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Hon. Denise Charles expressed her gratitude to the publications that have rated Dominica’s tourism product so highly.

“It is a testament to the hard work of the people of Dominica and exhibits true resilience that we have been able in such a short time after a natural disaster to build back our lives and product for all to experience and enjoy the true spirit of Dominica”.

Here is a snapshot of the Destination’s achievements and recognition resulting from exciting coverage through proactive destination pitching.

  • Dominica has also been listed as the fourth destination in the CNNonline article titled “CNN Travels 20 best places to visit in 2020”
  • Following a successful World Travel Market in London in November, Destination Dominica received a raft of awardsacross the eight individual categories during the Caribbean Tourism Organization Travel Media Awards.
    • Discover Dominica Authority won the global resilience in business award at the 4th annual global resilience summit. Globally recognized by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism and awarded a Champions of Challenge Award for resilience in business following the recovery of the island after Hurricane Maria.
    • Discover Dominica Authority’s UK marketing agency won at the International Travel and Tourism Awards.
  • Dominica was selected as one of the destinations included in Vogue‘s list titled “Here’s Where to Travel in 2020“.Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway. Its online site reaches approximately 6,598,806 unique monthly viewers.
  • Travel + Leisure“Where to Go in 2020” named Dominica one of  “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020.”
  • Conde Nast Traveler‘s  has named Dominica one of  “20 Best Places to Go in 2020!” Conde Nast Traveler is a top U.S. travel publication that reaches approximately 5,351,474unique monthly viewers. 
  • Dominica has been selected as one of Travel Lemming‘s Top Emerging Travel Destinations for 2020!
  • Dominica has been selected as one of the destinations in Fortune‘s “2020 Road Map: The Best Travel Destinations for Every Season of the Coming Year.”
  • com – Three of Dominica’s new upcoming hotels made Forbes prestigious hotel list as “The 10 Most Anticipated New Caribbean Hotels for 2019 and Beyond. 
  • Caribbean Journalnamed Cabrits Resorts & Spa Kempinski Dominica as the New Hotel of the Year for 2020.
  • Secret Bay featured in Eco-Luxury Resort Piece in Lonely Planet titled “World’s best eco-luxury resorts.” The piece touches on the various eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives that Secret Bay has in place. Lonely Planet is one of the leading travel media companies in the world, and their website reaches approximately 11,849,867 unique viewers monthly.
  • Dominica’s Jungle Bay was hand-selected as one of Fodor’s Finest Hotels 2020!! “The 100 Most Incredible Hotels in the World” and included in the section titled “The Best Hotels in the Caribbean.” Fodor’s Travel is a top travel publication in the U.S that reaches approximately 4,746,829 unique monthly viewers.
  • Dominica was selected as one of The Wall Street Journal‘s “10 Places to Travel In 2020!!”Not only was Dominica handpicked as one of the 10 destinations featured, but it is also the first one listed in the article!  The Wall Street Journal is one of the most popular news publications in the U.S., reaching approximately 43,852,621 unique monthly viewers. 
  • Outside Magazinenamed Dominica one of the “33 Best Trips of 2019.” Outside has a UMV of 3,801,533.
  • Jetsetter (UVM: 1,546,141)mentioned Dominica in their roundup of the “8 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Island Getaways for Spring

Director of Tourism Mr. Colin Piper remarked that “It is gratifying that the Destination is being recognized for years of planning, implementation and good stewardship by the valued stakeholders.  We intend to keep building on the momentum of several hotel openings and hope that the Destination continues to reap just rewards”

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  1. Up den dung
    January 11, 2020

    CNN people didn’t drive through the streets of Mahaut, New Town, Marigot, St. Joseph and much more to see the conditions. Also, to see scores of young people sitting in wonder along these distressed neighborhoods. I wonder how the arrived at their nonsense conclusion. One must continuously walk with their head down in Roseau and sporadically walk in gutters to avoid being knocked down by an uninsured motor vehicle. Dominica is my country, but please, CNN, come walk our streets before you blow hot air. Because whose in the kitchen feels the heat. Dominica is not ready for such praises.

  2. Danziger
    January 11, 2020

    After the election I haven’t hear from Telemacque. Telemacque, where are you? seems like CAT sallow yr tongue.

    • January 14, 2020

      @Danziger, everybody is asking for him. He is not on the regular forum where he always used to write either. Someone there questioned his absence; he did not respond. It has been so for some months.

      He must be faced with a very serious problem, this is not like him.

  3. Kubuli
    January 11, 2020

    Congratulations to all those who help in promoting the island rather than constantly complain and try to paint the island as otherwise. Dominica is full of potential. It’s time we harvest from this and build even further.

  4. January 10, 2020

    You people here, who cannot accept anything positive or good about Dominica, really maintain a despicable mentality, a state of the mind that does not belong among the minds of class and dignity.

    How can you all deny the good which is spoken about your own homeland, to put all the false and ugly talks about her in the place of that good thing?

    It is people like you all who are being disregarded in Dominica–if you all think so; so don’t blame anyone for you all’s mishap. You all have earned the sorry treatment that your disgusting mentality deserves.

    Stuuuupes man!

  5. Thanks
    January 10, 2020

    DNO, here we go again with your selected articles. Your people could insinuate lies and propaganda and it will be published, but eventually you will be caught with your selective memory and publication.

  6. Ibo France
    January 10, 2020

    Dominica is a naturally beautiful place. Physically, it is a gem. There are majestic mountains, square miles of green lush vegetation, many streams and rivers, rear flora and fauna. With all these advantages, it is potentially one of the best tourist magnet in the world. Unfortunately, because of corruption, no vision, poor leadership and widespread apathy, Dominica receives the lowest tourist arrivals of the independent states in the Eastern Caribbean. This island that should be a tourist bonanza is presently a tourist graveyard. The infrastructure, the planning, the marketing, the astute leadership is sadly lacking in order for Dominica to take full advantage of its physical, natural and God-given magnificence.

  7. Cerberus
    January 10, 2020

    I am a Dominican and agree that our island is unique in its beauty. More so the pity that it’s management stinks and fails to fully capitalise on this.

    January 10, 2020

    cnn (the clinton news network) also said Uncle Trump, would have never win the election

  9. jim john
    January 10, 2020

    good job all u blue vax but all u will eat all u self

  10. Lin clown
    January 10, 2020

    Here we go again,a bunch of UWP,CROOKS,TRAITORS,ARONISTS,HABITUAL CRIMINALS and IDIOTS .That is one of the reasons UWP will always elections.NEGATIVE FOOLS.

  11. Ma St. Joe
    January 10, 2020

    Poor Pity views expressed, the Boboo still hurts. It is shameful and deceitful for You Lennox Linton to find nothing good to say about Dominica 🇩🇲, what a traitorous person you are! Even when the world doesn’t think as you do, you will still use derogatory terms towards our nation. Please use your 📜 degree from the Con Art University to uplift your nation. In case you have missed the December 6th election results, the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica give the DLP an overwhelming mandate to lead the country. In licking your wounds it only get infected so move on. Thanks CNN, Vogue Magazine, National Geographic and the other magnificent magazines for exposing the Nation.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 11, 2020

      Yes Ma St. Joe
      ” the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica give the DLP an overwhelming mandate to lead the country.” The real story that we are aware of within the Financial Centre and government Offices should read the Following truth: “the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica made a big mistake and gave this failed corrupted DLP an overwhelming mandate to lead the country into poverty with “Red Clinic”. Shame.
      “Who cap fits, let them wear it”. Be advised that we are feeding you with the truth. We are not part of Skerrits failed corrupted labour government. To further advise, we at the Financial Centre and other government ministries we know well what we see and hear of this corrupt government and it`s on going deception, incompetence and failure, for example “The Red Clinic”. It`s pretty obvious matter that must be cleaned out of our government and we have to begin with the dismissal of failed Skerrit and his surrounded blind bats who protects him. Skerrit has…

  12. Double Standards
    January 10, 2020

    The newly appointed Minister of Tourism Dr. Adis King welcome the CNN high ratings of Dominica.
    Yet this is one of the same people who castigated Aljeezera News for reporting on Dominica’s diplomatic passports sale.

    Aljeezera like CNN are two reputable news channels!

    Can Dominica develope if we are selective in relating to news about Dominica?


    • Me
      January 10, 2020

      Dr. Adis King is not minister of tourism, she is minister of youth development etc.etc. The minister of tourism is Denise Charles.

  13. Truedominican
    January 10, 2020

    Why Dominican are so ! i dont wantt to say it . But when you say CNN was paid to publish that you are saying CNN is accepting bribe. People be carefull what you say CNN is a reputatble news midia they make their reserch before publushing

    • dissident
      January 10, 2020

      $1.2 billion missing could not be explained by de report from de reputable accounting firm, de report on de government website to this day!!!!!
      Even after publishing the report on government website Skerrit still have de guts to say de accountants in de ministry of finance putting de final figures together to make a laughing stock out of the opposition leader.
      Who paid for that USELESS report? And where de final figures to make Linton pass like a donkey
      There are Caribbean news platforms and journalist trying to convince de rest of the world that all home repair since Maria…. to pump up Skerrit image.
      Now Skerrit say he wants to build 5000 new houses… giving up de housing ministry…back to incompetent Reggie
      I am not a blue…..I throw way all red after Pierre Charles died!!!!!

      Your children and grandchildren will read a much different story in de history books to come.. Skerrit will not be de starring… think about dat!!!

    • Ibo France
      January 10, 2020

      Dominica should be receiving more accolades about its natural beauty. The mismanagement of Dominica’s tourism product should be decried. It’s the most blessed country naturally in the Eastern Caribbean but has the fewest tourist arrivals. Compared to Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada and St. Kitts , Dominica tourist arrival is child’s play. Why? The leader cannot lead.

    • Made in China
      January 11, 2020

      CNN just had to settle a multi-million dollar lawsuit for publishing fake news about a young boy. They made claims they knew were false based on a short clip from a TWITTER video. They watched the entire video and saw the situation in context yet still published deceptive takes to tarnish the young boy’s reputation for the sake of sensational news. CNN is very very far from reputable.

  14. dissident
    January 10, 2020

    what foolishness is dat!!!!!

    show me de returns in our economy.

    red clinic?

    someone paid for this story to appear
    anyway dem people cashing in while my friends lost their NEP jobs
    Dominica doesn’t get 4 or 5 ships in port on any given day
    we have no international airport
    we have beautiful island for sure but de numbers coming to visit can’t be compared with de numbers dat visit other Caribbean destinations….these other destinations get 3 or 4 times de number of visitors to Dominica.

    we beautiful but it is a serious hassle to get here

    Trump is a money man too but he said that that media house is fake news!!!!!

  15. viewsexpressed
    January 10, 2020

    “It is a testament to the hard work of the people of Dominica and exhibits true resilience that we have been able in such a short time after a natural disaster to build back our lives and product for all to experience and enjoy the true spirit of Dominica”. Nice one.

    Its a just a pity that they did have tie to rate this failed corrupted Skerrit and his failed Labour Government. We welcome all guests and visitors and family members wh do take the trip back home for holidays and see their families. However, one of these visitors comments over the past season the nasty state Domininca is in. Comparing that visit to Dominica to this recent visit, there has been no change in the economy, lack of tourism and attractive sites etc. Walking through Roseau and other areas are really disgusting things to see. Where is this so called government and minister for tourism. I am sad and disgusting.
    This Skerrit government has bee this great failure. he only talks alot of nonsense that has to with…

    • JB
      January 10, 2020

      Again Lennox Linton you are crying over spill milk. You are a miss leader who uses every opportunity to decry our nation. You should talk about the atrocities and the way in which your brother terrorizing people. Both Marigot and Salisbury were furnace before the election. A elderly gentleman died from his injuries he suffered ………………., so nove on. Two people were shot and have been cooperating with law enforcement again move on. With the DLP under the leadership of Dr. Skerrit the country has reached it GLORY DAYS. On the other hand, we see you as a hindrance and annoyance to the growth of our nation. Again, poverty exists even before creation and Dominica isn’t immune to that. To show how the island is growing. It’s not only Haitians that are migrating to Dominica, but St. Lucians, Jamaicans, Santos and the list goes on. Lennox you are a bitter old man who cannot get an audience, therefore, you are spewing hate and innuendos on social media. Get A Life.

      • viewsexpressed
        January 11, 2020

        JB, you are a fake, lost blind loyalist to failed incompetent Skerrit, who has ruined over 19 years our economy and agriculture. Skerrit is a failure and a waste of time and has crippled our Dominica. Please tell me, tell us, where is the development taking pace in Dominica?
        “With the DLP under the leadership of Dr. Skerrit the country has reached it GLORY DAYS. On the other hand, we see you as a hindrance and annoyance to the growth of our nation. Again, poverty exists even before creation and Dominica isn’t immune to that.” Our Dominica has now become a victim of this poverty in the past 19 years. So go ask Skerrit he will explain to you`ll blind loyalists how he crippled our economy, killed our bananas, operated the Red fraudulent Clinic. Reduced our people to beggars and then walk up Financial Centre to Skerrit to receive cash handout, just to buy loyalty and say: “We love our PM”. “Pm our foot”. This man PM is a fake and a mistake and has killed or economy and agriculture…

    • You
      January 12, 2020

      Again Lennox you are the epiphany of lin the clown, as you have cleared stated in your first paragraph, it is testaments to the hard work of the people of Dominica and exhibits true resilience…… in short time…. Lennox Linton for once in Your lifetime you have given Caesar what belongs to Ceaser. You have blantently made the admission that The DLP was able to rebuild and rebound the Island of Dominica in a short period of time after the hurricane. What a Gread Day. Thanks Thanks again coming straight from the Horse’s mouth. Just a friendly reminder the UWP, went AWOL, or MIA, Missing In Action.

  16. FIX It
    January 10, 2020

    I hope when CNN will put out their other side of their investigation of the $US2 2 million dollar apartment of Diezani Madueke and it’s link to a Dominica passport dealer, the tourism Minister will not say it’s fake news because they don’t like us.

    • Naf
      January 10, 2020

      2020 stop talking garbage.

      • Lin clown
        January 10, 2020

        All those in the NEP who was shouting SKERRIT MUST GO,let dissident,ibo france,viewsexpressed linton and telemaque get a job for them.UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE,biting the hand that feed you.

        • Ibo France
          January 11, 2020

          Skerrit and his feeble minded surrogates have metaphorically and literally crashed the economy making it inoperable. Red Clown, the money that is paid to workers on NEP belongs to the STATE of Dominica. It’s not Skerrit’s personal resources. What ignorance! Are all your brain cells dead? A crab has no brain it functions on instincts. So do you for sure. Go find your brain for it walked out of your head and hasn’t come back.

        • viewsexpressed
          January 11, 2020

          You clown Lin you are, if you are unable to comprehend the bigger picture of what the situation is in our Dominica, before you pen nonsense on this medium, please go get someone to advice you that what you write will elevate some people to read what you say. But all your nonsense has been to the protection of Skerrit and not our poor people nor our ailing poverty island Dominica created and mismanaged by your fake Skerrit and his worthless failed corrupt Labour government. What you pen and say has no sense to me and you can`t bruise me nor affect me. Go get your failed Skerrit who has bruised our nature Island and crippled our economy. Our farmers, and vendors are crying out. Go ask Skerrit were are the banana boats to take our bananas as before to the UK? Skerrit is immature, lacks knowledge of socio-economic development, no decency to acknowledge his failures as our rural villages continue to be reduced to poverty and begging under Skerrit and his failed government. Our people cry.

      • Everybody wants to know
        January 10, 2020

        Who would not want to visit ground zero after 911?
        Who would not like to visit Monserat after the volcano?
        Who would not like to visit a country that was flattened by back to back storms?
        Who would not like to visit the country that housed and helped hide an Iranian wanted criminal for 6 months, under the legal watch of the authorities?
        Why would CNN not want the world to see where China is building it’s intelligence base right in the nose of the US?
        Why would people not want to visit the country that a CARICOM leaders describes as taking an Arithmetic test because if the complications of getting here?
        Is CNN feeling sorry for us and want to help us or, they just being sarcastic?
        Everybody wants to know, everybody wants to know who made the stars and moon and sun

      • viewsexpressed
        January 11, 2020

        Well said 2020. Please ignore the voice and vice of this bind boom boom fly of Skerrit. You see, Dominica does not exist, it is Skerrrit so called Supremo who is all it, but we all kn that he has been this failed leader and Prime Minister and why? Well, he has cause our agriculture and revenue to go away and have spent more time flying over the damn place looking for money. As a result he ignored one of our main revenue that was created over years, the banana industry. Therefore these farmers worked hard, toil the soil, scarified their time and went on working hard while they do so to earn decent money from their toil and sweat. Fake Skerrit and his blind acolytes outshine Skerrit into passport sales that up to this today we need an audit and report of the sales of our passports and where is the investment that suppose to make a difference. We worked hard within the ministry to assist government in serous planning to elevate our Dominica, Skerrit killed it. Skerrit failed he must Go.

    • January 10, 2020

      If I were you I would fix my mouth and my tongue before I open my mouth. 18 to 3, what more do you need?

      • Ibo France
        January 11, 2020

        18 to 3 was due primarily to corrupt practices at the electoral office. Their stubborn refusal to implement sensible and fair electoral reforms to create a level playing field. CORRUPTION was solely responsible for that outcome. Corrupt money was used to import thousands to skew the results. They win elections by fraudulent means but the country still remains at the bottom position in the Eastern Caribbean. Schools, police stations, health centers, hospitals, feeder and ordinary roads, many public edifices are in a dilapidated condition or an unusable state. Civil and public servants take home salaries and wages are deplorable. Modernity has escaped Dominica. Most of the OECS independent territories get to enjoy international cricket, track & field, football at night, CPL live and lively. Dominicans are deprived of all these poodles’. Living in Dominica is like living in the unenlightened, dark ages. Where leadership and common sense is lacking the people suffer immensely.

    • Realist aka Expat
      January 10, 2020

      Well viewsexpressed, I always knew you are disgusting but I did not expect you to actually state that of yourself.

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