Tourism Awareness month going smoothly
CEO of Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) Mr. Colin Piper says that, the Tourism Awareness Month celebrations are going smoothly.
Mr. Piper said that plans are also well on the way for the Jazz and Creole Festival, which will be held on Sunday May 27th from 2pm, at Fort Shirley, Cabrits National Park, where a number of Artistes will perform.
He said the festival was organised to have more events on Dominica’s calendar, which in turn will attract more visitors all in the effort of staging events which tourists will travel to Dominica for.
Mr. Piper also pointed out that this is done in other Caribbean countries, so this can also be done in Dominica.
Mr. Piper says the activities such as the Tourism Youth Congress and debates, are very important for Tourism Awareness Month as it engages school children to play active roles in tourism, since tourism is everybody’s business.
The second event was entitled “my village is the next tourism big thing,” where Ms. Nyana George of the Castle Bruce Secondary School Won after being narrowed down from nine competitors.
Having won the competition, Ms. George is now the new 2012 Junior Minister of Tourism, until the next year’s Tourism Youth Congress in May 2013.
Ms. George also made her school proud, as they received a cheque of $500, compliments of the Agricultural and Industrial Development Bank.