The Minister of Tourism of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Denise Charles, during the last week has made a press address. It is to be specifically mentioned that during the media conference, the Minister of Tourism, Denise Charles held discussions on several topics, including the reforms and other forthcoming policies being finalized by the Tourism Ministry to boost the current scales.
Considerably, while providing the highlights during the media address, Minister Denise Charles also shared the glimpses of the policies and the decisions that are being made by the Ministry of Tourism to make the Dominica number one choice among the tourists around the world.
Notably, during the address, Minister Denise Charles said that, “Dominica is currently focused on building world class tourism product, our focus is on eco-tourism and we are doing so under the few pillars.”
It is to be noted that Tourism Minister, Denise Charles, while sharing the details about the pillars, stated that, “We are focused on product development development, including, inviting visitors to come to Dominica for experience the adventures in Dominica.”
While focusing on the key elements, she added that, “We have best scuba diving in the Caribbean. We recently found that we have resident whales, a large reservoir of resident whales, which we are planning to ensure we pursue legislation to protect them since they are official residence of Dominica in the sea.”
She further said that, “One of our major attractions on the island is having the second largest boiling lake in the world but one of the difficulties for the travellers over the year. If you are not a real hiker, it could be very difficult as it’s a six hour hike to the boiling lake. So we have decided to make an investment of $54 million to build the longest cable car in the world to access boiling lake and it will get visitors there in 20 minutes.”
At the same time, she said that, “Sustainable tourism is key for Dominica as you know Dominica was impacted by hurricane Maria in 2017 and prior to hurricane Maria, every two years we have been impacted by major storms. So climate change and the protection of our environment is a key aspect for us as we are the front line of the climate change. So we have decided to take control of our own destiny by ensuring we make the investments to ensure that we can rebound and we become a more resilient people after any major disaster.”
“And one of the key ways we’re ensuring that we become sustainable is building a geothermal plant and we have already in the process of constructing that plant which we hope will be completed within two years and so we will become the only island in the Caribbean to get rid of fossil fuels in the next two years,” says Tourism Minister Denise Charles.