Dominica Tourism Shows Growth

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Above; Dominica (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The tourism sector in Dominica is projected to grow by 1.5 percent in Dominica this year, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The PM said that increase was driven by the introduction of both new cruise ship calls and “the new business that is expected in the hotel sector.”

The reliability of air transportation is expected to be an added advantage as LIAT continues its re-fleeting exercise,” he said this week. “Government will maintain its commitment to assisting LIAT in that regard and reassert that investments in LIAT were made in the best interest of Dominica.  It is also anticipated that tourism spending will increase given the improvements of the economies in source markets.”

Right now, Dominica has around 460 “export-ready” rooms, Skerrit said, with another 155 rooms on track to be added by the end of this year.

Dominica is also working with the government of Morocco on the Cabrits Hotel and Spa project, which will add 68 rooms to the country’s hotel stock. The project is slated to add 100 jobs to the country.