Dominican diaspora invited to participate in ‘Bring-A-Friend’ tourism campaign


By Jerry Roman

Dominican Jazz

Still can’t stop talking excitedly about your last visit to Dominica?

Looking forward to returning to “the Nature Island”?

Well, if you’re a member of the Dominican diaspora, you may have a chance to win a vacation to Dominica for two through the current “Bring-A-Friend” campaign organized by the Discover Dominica Authority.

This campaign which runs until October 31, 2019, is aimed at encouraging Dominicans ” to bring, send, and recommend friends or family to visit the island.”

“It’s very important that we recognize those Dominican-Canadians who have been steadfast in their support of their home country in a variety of ways,” said Lise Cuffy, Marketing Executive for the Discover Dominica Authority.

“We look forward to welcoming them back home soon.” she added.

Further information on how to participate in the “Bring-A-Friend” campaign can be found at www.dominicafestivals.com

The Discover Dominica Authority is also planning several other new initiatives in  the Nature Island.

Along with the re-opening of Secret Bay Resort, one of the leading boutique hotels in the world, a number of “new highly anticipated developments” are expected to be launched this year, the Authority reports.

An official of the Authority explained that while Dominica is careful to ensure that all new developments do not disrupt the nature or natural landscape,  it looks look forward “to expanding availability in order to host more visitors.”

The new developments include:

  • Jungle Bay Eco Villas which are expected to re-open next month on the south western part of the island. This eco-property  will feature 60 duplex-style villas, with spa and wellness areas, yoga pavilions, a health food restaurant and dedicated garden space. Blending luxury with sustainability, the property plans to be 100 per cent sustainable, from the addition of solar panels to a gravity-propelled water feeder.
  • Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski: By the end of 2019, Dominica will welcome its first five-star beachfront resort to Douglas Bay, on the northern part of the island. This 160-room resort will be surrounded by Dominica’s Cabrits National Park, offering guests access to a private cove, nature trails, and full service spa.

The Anichi Resort and Spa is expected to open by December 2020. This haven will be located in Portsmouth, on the north western part of the island. The 128-room resort will be operated under the Autograph Collection Hotels brand of Marriott and will incorporate the tropical foliage within world-class architecture.

“There is a reason we are known as the Nature Island and we must reflect that in our new developments to preserve the natural beauty,” said Cuffy,

“By working together, we can ensure that future visitors will be able to enjoy the many wonders within the island in their natural state, she said.”