Shop Dominica Press Conference
The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA), and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) offers a big thank you to the private sector, consumers, media and all those who assisted in making “SHOP DOMINICA” a success.
President of DAIC Ms. Lillian Piper says Dominicans and visitors turned out in large numbers to take advantage of the special offers and by all accounts were pleased for the opportunity to save.
The president of DHTA Ms. Yvonne Armour explained that next year the aim is to make it bigger and better for the citizens and to continue to work towards having the Government’s participation in an activity which has clearly been endorsed by the Dominican public.
The overall objective of this event was to stimulate the economy by giving discounts, attracting stay over visitors and encouraging return visitors to businesses.
Ms. Armour commended the staff and she gave a special thank you to the media.
The vice president Ms. Nikima Royer says 112 participants signed up from the start when they found out about the event.
Ms. Piper says this event was not targeted for locals only, therefore this explains the timing.
She says that the committee has kindly asked the Government if they could pay their employees earlier for the next SHOP DOMINICA.
Ms. Armour says she will be grateful if the government came on board and support the “vat free” suggestion for the next SHOP DOMINICA however, she says if it is going to affect other businesses or health institutes, she will not support it.
All media houses present were awarded for their huge contribution in making SHOP DOMINICA as recognized as possible.