January 21, 2011 will mark the official hand over of the marketing responsibilities of the Waitukubuli National Trail from the Project Management Unit of the Trail to the Discover Dominica Authority, the marketing arm of the Nature Island.
After much anticipation of the development of the trail, the Discover Dominica Authority is delighted on this occasion, as this hand over of marketing responsibilities signifies the near completion of the entire trail.
During the development phase, both entities, the Waitukubuli National Trail Project Management Unit and the Discover Dominica Authority worked together in facilitating several press visits, where international and regional journalists took a tour of various segments and wrote numerous articles on the trail. This has already resulted in much interest from regional and international visitors.
Mindful that the trail in itself is the actual attraction, the Waitukubuli National Trail Technical Advisory Committee has been exploring management related matters that will impact on the visitor experience.
This will be pursued as part of the ongoing activities in development of the trail in collaboration with key partners, including the Discover Dominica Authority, Forestry, Wildlife and National Parks Division, respective communities along the trail and tourism service providers.