British Airways and Winair have announced they will offer a cost effective, same-day route from London to Dominica, via Antigua. The new route will mean that British travellers can leave the UK at 10:30 and be in the hidden island paradise of Dominica with a rum punch in their hand by 18:30.
Commercial airlines serving the Caribbean island of Dominica are resuming flights to Douglas-Charles Airport following Tropical Storm Erika in late August. Earlier, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority gave the go-ahead to resume commercial flights.
Dominica’s Melville Hall Airport has been renamed to the Douglas-Charles Airport in order to celebrate and recognise two of the island’s most outstanding compatriots. Prime minister Roosevelt ‘Roosie’ Douglas died in October 2000, while former prime minister Pierre ‘Pierro’ Charles died in January 2004 but both dedicated their lives to improving the financial and economic situation in the country.
The campaign is geared towards encouraging the Dominican community abroad to “bring a friend” when they travel to Dominica for the World Creole Music Festival and Carnival. The DDA has partnered with hotels, restaurants, car rentals, tour operators and other companies to provide discounts on their services for 2 weeks during the festive season.
Dominica has reported a six per cent year-on-year increase in visitors from the UK, as more and more holidaymakers are looking to experience ‘the Nature Island’ of the Caribbean: according to the latest available figures, from January to December 2010 Dominica recorded 4,601 UK arrivals, compared to 4,354 in the previous year.
Visitors to Dominica are being offered a sensory and visual treat ahead of their visit with a new online video promoting the Caribbean island. Made by a three-man crew shooting on location in Dominica this September, Discover Dominica in a Minute captures lush, unspoilt forests, village life, geothermal pools and beach settings.
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The annual Hike Fest event will be returning to the island of Dominica for the third year in May.
1. The Waitukubuli National Trail set to raise the bar for Caribbean activity holidays 2. Airport expansion paves the way for more flights 3. Dominica shows positive growth in European visitor arrivals