Ministry of Tourism, Legal Affairs and Discover Dominica Authority Hosts 2013 Tourism Industry Awards Ceremony
On Wednesday May 3rd, Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, awarded numerous individuals and organizations for their efforts towards the expansion of Dominica’s Tourism Industry.
One of the most talked about resorts, Secret Bay, received the award for Accommodation of the year while Picard Beach Cottage, captured the award for “Responsible Tourism” for their environment friendly initiatives.
Ms. Kirshena Joseph, the Chronicle’s Reporter, was awarded the Media Recognition Award for Best Feature with her article “Underwater Paradise”.
Mr. Andrew O’Brien received the Director’s Award for his contribution to Dominica’s Yachting Sector.
The Wotten Waven Development Committee also received an award for Community Development while Rave Ltd, and Wacky Rollers captured Tour Operator of the Year award.
Mr. Oris Campbell was awarded for excellence in Tourism Taxi Service.
Room Attendant at the Picard Beach Cottage, Ms. Louisana Burton, received an award for Employee of the year.
Minister of Tourism, Honorable Ian Douglas, said there have been tremendous development over the recent years and from the public sector point of view, they have recognized the importance of tourism.
He classified tourism as the “leading driver” of Dominica’s economic activities.
The ceremony was part of the 2013 Tourism Awareness Month.