CEO of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), Colin Piper, has revealed that the organization will unveil a website centered on national festival tourism.
The portal, www.dominicafestivals.com, is to be filled with promotional information for the island’s festivals and events, and is set to go live by the end of the day on Thursday.
“DDA has commissioned a website which will be the go-to portal for national festival tourism. That’s gonna start with Mas Dominik 2016. Across this website will be promotional information for upcoming festivals and related events that surround them,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday. “In the case of Carnival, the content covers history, as well as information on all the events, and activities on the calendar, and costume bands, including registration content details.”
Piper stated that as the portal develops, it should become a vital asset in spreading the word on Dominica events, and should help visitors plan their vacations accordingly.
“As the portal grows, it will become a vital avenue for visitors and locals to know what there is to do in Dominica during our festive season, and become a festival vacation planning tool of sorts,” he noted.
He encouraged the public to visit the site, and make helpful recommendations via the DDA website.
“We urge people to go onto the website, take a look at it, and if you see that there is information that needs to be added, then you can go ahead and send that in to the Discover Dominica Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org,” he noted.