Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday February 10, 2012

first_img Tweet 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday February 10, 2012 by: – February 13, 2012center_img Share Share **Discover Dominica Authority partner with regional youth radio programme** The Discover Dominica Authority has partnered with LISTEN, an interactive regional youth radio programme. The programme hopes to create an avenue where the young persons from across the region can interact and find ways in dealing with the rise in crime, social issues among their peers and sensitization of HIV/AIDS. The programme will be aired in St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe, Jamaica and Dominica, and the Discover Dominica Authority will be taking the opportunity in promoting and educating on the I am Dominica Campaign and other tourism related issues.**Discover Dominica Authority conducted a Sports Tourism Workshop**The Discover Dominica Authority conducted a Sports Tourism Workshop on Thursday February 9, 2012 at the Financial Centre Building. Following the first meeting last year where it was determined the need for such a Committee, the DDA contracted consultant Andrew Preece to facilitate a workshop on Sports Tourism. Mr. Preece currently works on Barbados’ Sports Tourism strategy and was pleased to assist Dominica in identifying the market trends, the values of sports tourism and the success factors for this product. The workshop was attended by many of the sporting associations on island and this allowed for the development of the vision and also the strategy for moving forward with a Sports Tourism product. “We are pleased to have so many persons in attendance today and hope that we can continue with the work which started during this workshop so as to develop the product of Sports Tourism. We know that this is a growing segment of the industry and one which we should aim to capitalize on” commented the Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper. “Thus far the working group has been very responsive and keen in developing this committee and product and we hope that this can continue.”**Dominica continues to be highlighted in the media**Dominica continues to be a highlighted in the media, as recent articles highlight the natural aspects of the destination. One of the more recent articles were written by a journalist who visited the island via a cruise ship. The journalist emphasized on the beauty of the destination and its people, and the experience of the culture of the islands.The article was featured on the Indiana University’s student information website. Given the fact that the Discover Dominica Authority is pursuing student tourism, articles of these types would only enhance the opportunities for increased student arrivals to Dominica.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img

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