Waitukubuli National Trail Receives Recognition
The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has made yet another step towards their target of attracting 90,000 stay-over visitors to Dominica by the year 2015.
By promoting Dominica’s Waitukubuli National Trail – the only long distance trail in the Caribbean – the DDA has managed to grab the attention of several international and regional media agencies like Trinidad’s Newsday.
The 20-year-old newspaper recently published an article on Dominica’s Nature Island Challenge, which strategically explores segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail, and described it as “one of the toughest endurance events in the Caribbean”.
The newspaper, with head offices in Port of Spain, currently has the second largest readership in Trinidad with 36 percent of the market.
Meanwhile, Dominica hosted the first ever Caribbean Trail Run from May 5 – 12, 2014, where hikers from France, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, the French West Indies and Guyana ran several segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail, hiked the Boiling Lake and enjoyed other activities.
The main organizer, Christophe Le Saux, expressed that everything went well and that the event is a good vehicle to develop the National Trail and make it known.
All the hikers were “very happy to discover this beautiful island” and would like to return with their families, he added.