Dominica hosts online contest

In celebration of their new website and additional flights on American Airlines/American Eagle, Dominica is hosting an online contest now through March 31, 2007 with a trip for two to Dominica being awarded to the grand prize winner.

Those wishing to enter the contest need only log on to, the official website of Dominica, and complete the quiz answering the multiple choice questions about the destination to enter to win an incredible vacation for two people including airfare, hotel accommodations and selected activities.

Entrants into the contest receive a chance to win a 6-day/5-night stay for two people at Calibishie Lodges in Dominica, convenient to may wonderful area attractions; selected activities courtesy of Wacky Rollers, Jungle Trekking Adventures, Anchorage Hotel Whale Watch & Dive Center and Irie Safarie Snorkeling Tours; roundtrip airfare from the continental US provided by American Airline/American Eagle; and roundtrip ground transfers from the airport to the hotel provided by Combined Taxi Incorporated.

Calibishie Lodges is a charming Caribbean style retreat located in northeast Dominica with spectacular views inland to the forested mountains and northward across the Guadeloupe channel.  The village is surrounded by bananas and coconut plantations and white sand beaches.  For more information about Calibishie Lodges, visit the official website at

Wacky Rollers will provide the contest winner and one guest with a one-day tour and adventure park pass.  Wacky Rollers provides non-traditional world-class tourism products that enhance Dominica’s positioning as the eco-tourism destination of the Caribbean.  For more information about Wacky Rollers’ tours and adventure park visit


Jungle Trekking Adventures (JTAS) will provide a one-day tour for two people for the contest winner.  JTAS is dedicated to sustaining and sharing elements of Dominica including village life, local culture, animal and agricultural produce farms, traditional bay oil stills, local crafting, flora, fauna and traditional food in, around and by the community.  For more information about JTAS visit

Anchorage Hotel Whale Watch & Dive Center is providing the contest winner with a whale watching expedition for two people.  In addition to Anchorage Hotel being a whale watching and dive center, the property boasts 32 rooms that overlook the Caribbean Sea.  For more information on Anchorage Hotel visit

Additionally, Irie Safarie will provide the contest winner and one guest with a snorkeling package and Combined Taxi Incorporated will provide roundtrip transportation from the airport to the hotel along with roundtrip transportation to the island’s natural hot springs.

Contest entrants must correctly answer all 10 multiple choice questions about Dominica.  All answers can be found on their official website at  Entries are being accepted through midnight on March 31, 2007.  Only one entry per person is permitted. The winner will be selected on or about April 15, 2007 and will be notified via email no later than April 30, 2007.  The complimentary 6-day/5-night hotel stay and activities are non-transferable and may not be sold or reassigned.  All other expenses not specified above are not included and are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Known as “The Nature Island” and located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, the independent nation of Dominica (pronounced “Dom-in-eek-a”) is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, encompassing an area of nearly 290 square miles.  Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true oceanic rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lakes and pristine coral reefs, Dominica’s natural diversity is truly unique. Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of the Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean - The Carib Indians. A place where man and nature live in harmony, adventurers and nature lovers alike will revel in the Island’s eco-tourism options which include scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking/trekking, whale, dolphin and bird watching, sailing and fishing.

Dominica continues to be recognized for its attributes and sustainable tourism efforts, including being the first country in the world to receive Benchmarking designation from the prestigious eco-tourism organization Green Globe 21 and ranking as the only Caribbean destination in the top five happiest countries on earth in the Happy Planet Index (compiled by Britain’s New Economics Foundation).

Beginning January 23, 2007, the U.S. State Department and the Department Homeland Security will require that all U.S. citizens and foreign nationals carry a passport or other accepted secure documents to enter or re-enter the U.S. through airports from the Caribbean, including Dominica.  Please visit the U.S. State Department website at for more information and downloadable passport application forms.