What’s new for vacationers in Dominica: Journey Weekly

What’s new for vacationers in Dominica: Journey Weekly
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All in all, 2022 has been an excellent yr up to now for Dominica, the Nature Island, identified for its dive spots, whale watching, mountaineering, 9 lively volcanoes and pure scorching spas, 365 rivers, rainforests, waterfalls, a boiling lake, black-sand seashores and members of the Kalinago indigenous tribe.

“Dominica is a vacation spot made for lively vacationers and lively households,” mentioned Colin Piper, CEO of Uncover Dominica Authority. “The momentum has been rising since our regrowth and reopenings started after Hurricane Maria in 2017.”

The lodging’ stock presently totals near 1,000 rooms in all classes, together with Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, Jungle Bay, Secret Bay, Rosalie Bay, Fort Younger Lodge and Pagua Bay Home Oceanfront Cabanas.
These properties can be featured in a sequence of latest bundle excursions quickly to be launched by Nice Holidays.

A 100-room Curio by Hilton and a 128-room Marriott are slated to open by 2024.

Accolades for Dominica’s tourism choices

Dominica additionally topped the charts as the highest island within the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas in Journey & Leisure’s World’s Greatest Awards checklist of 2022 winners.

The award was a primary for Dominica, and Piper was in New York not too long ago to just accept the award.

To earn the highest vacation spot rating for the primary time “was an unimaginable honor,” in accordance with Piper.

As well as, for the second time in three years Secret Bay, Dominica’s eco-luxury villa rainforest resort, earned the primary spot for resort motels within the Caribbean within the World’s Greatest rankings.

“To be acknowledged by such a prestigious publication as the highest island to go to and to have one in every of our motels even be primary showcases that Dominica affords a fascinating product for vacationers searching for to attach with the posh of nature,” Piper mentioned.

New flights to Dominica

What has actually helped increase Dominica’s visibility in  the U.S. market, Piper mentioned, is the brand new nonstop service from Miami on American Airways. The twice-weekly flights launched final December,  jumped to 3 weekly flights Jan. 10 and went to each day service on April 5. Load components have averaged 77%, he mentioned.

The flights “have actually made a distinction. We’re getting extra dive teams, extra leisure vacationers and it is paying dividends for the motels,” in accordance with Piper.

By June 30, 68.5% of U.S. air vacationers to Dominica have arrived on AA from Miami. JetBlue has service from JFK to San Juan with codeshare connections on Silver Airways, as do Delta and United.

Numbers for summer season stayover guests have so surpassed the arrival numbers for all of 2021.

“We hope to make it to 50,000 stayover guests this yr, and our aim is to get to the 2019 file of 90,000 guests by 2023,” Piper mentioned.

What are its Covid journey necessities?

Dominica eradicated the pre-arrival Covid check necessities and type for vaccinated vacationers in April; unvaccinated guests are nonetheless required to provide a destructive PCR outcome taken inside 72 hours of arrival or a speedy antigen outcome executed inside 48 hours.