On Sunday, Dominican Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, spoke with Cabinet Minister for Tourism Denise Charles in his special weekly show Annou Pale. He talked about the importance of direct flights from Miami, cruise tourists, and the new International Airport.
He described the direct flight from Miami to Dominica as a “gateway” to the country’s “many” achievements. Thousands of tourists can now visit Dominica without having to endure lengthy layovers or the danger of losing their luggage, he said.
“This is what the people wanted, and this government gave it to them,” the Prime Minister said.
He also praised Denise Charles, the Minister of Tourism, International Transport, and Maritime Initiatives, for her work in redefining the country’s tourism structure.
Denise Charles, Cabinet Minister, stated that the Tourism Ministry is in talks with various airlines, including Delta, United, and Air Canada, to begin flights to Dominica.
Minister Charles spoke about the difficulties that travellers faced in getting to Dominica. She said the government and ministry were aware of the difficulties and had spoken with American Airlines about rerouting Miami flights. She said that passengers from 40 different international locations can now book from their destination and arrive in Dominica the same day with all of their luggage, equipment, and gear.
She also referred to the direct flight from Trinidad and Tobago as a significant market source.
“We are aggressively exploring various modalities to ensure that people may travel to Dominica on the same day they leave their country; it is really crucial for our destination, and so far conversations are going well,” Minister Denise Charles said.
She also stated that significant changes are being made to the Douglas Charles International Airport and seaports in order to provide visitors with a positive arrival experience.
Furthermore, she claimed that many tourists have already made reservations for Dominica, and that the first quarter of 2022 looks promising for tour guides, retailers, tour operators, and other service providers.
More than ten thousand tourists have disembarked and done excursions in Dominica since the start of the current tourism season, she said.
People will soon be able to book private bubble tours to explore the country, according to the Minister.