The Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal on Friday May 1st launched the Opening of Tourism Awareness Month with an Awards Ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel.
The ceremony presented local organizations and institutions with awards for their exemplary work in the development of tourism in Dominica.
At the awards ceremony, the Castle Comfort Lodge and Dive Dominica were the recipients of the 2015 Tourism Director’s Award for their contribution to Tourism Development in Dominica.
Odile Jno Baptiste of the DDA in the citation on Castle Comfort Lodge and Dive Dominica described the business as “great ambassadors” for tourism in Dominica.
She gave a picture of a business “Personally travelling to market their dive and lodging business and by extension the destination. Castle Comfort Lodge and Dive Dominica are supporters of Discover Dominica’s marketing efforts and partner with the Authority by giving freely of their accommodation and service to facilitate the Authority…[which helps] raise awareness of the destination.
Community tourism organization, the Heart of Dominica was awarded the Minister’s Award for their contribution in promoting community tourism on the island.
Edward Henderson of the DDA read, “The group has created and provides access to a vast diversity of authentic experiences which expose guests to the heart and essence of Dominica.”