Nature Island 2.0 Launched

tumblr_static_nic_final_full_colorThe Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has launched Nature Island 2.0 – the second of a nature challenge that was introduced last year.

During the event, four teams will compete in a four-day staged race that will cover roughly 50 miles along the renowned Waitukubuli National Trail.

Along the course, racers will encounter adventure, photo, and cultural challenges involving strategy, problem solving, and creativity.

The race will commence on April 8th and culminate on April 11th.

Mr. Colin Piper, CEO and Director of Tourism

Mr. Colin Piper, CEO and Director of Tourism

Mr. Colin Piper, CEO and Director of Tourism says equally important is that the challenges will be chronicled by film crew with destination Dominica as a back drop and will be edited for international, regional, local and internet viewing.

According to Mr. Piper, the Waitukubuli National Trail is the Caribbean’s only long distance hiking trail and extends for 115 miles.

Mr. Benoit Bardouille, DDA Chairman says this activity is packed with opportunities for adventure – a vital aspect for growing the tourism project.

Mr. Benoit Bardouille, DDA Chairman

Mr. Benoit Bardouille, DDA Chairman

“So far for 2014, through the month of February, we can report that stay over visitation has grown by 1.3 percent to over 13,700 visitors and cruise passenger arrivals grew by 39.5 to 53,530 passengers”, he noted.

The race forms part of planned activities to meet the DDA’s target of attracting 90,000 visitors to Dominica by the year 2015.

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