Direct flights from US boosts tourism of Dominica
Direct flights from US boosts tourism of Dominica

As the Commonwealth of Dominica is expanding and bolstering its tourism sector, the Caribbean nation is witnessing direct flight service from at least 42 cities in the United States of America. This service is being provided by American Airlines.

This association is not only increasing tourists number but also profiting the country’s local artisans, small business owners and many other individuals linked with the tourism and hospitality industry. The direct flight service eases travel for tourists eliminating several barriers.

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Dominica, often known as the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean”, is a place of beauty and breathtaking lush green forests, waterfalls, lakes, 365 rivers, and a place which one must pay a visit at least once in a lifetime.

The month of May is the perfect time to visit Dominica as the country is celebrating “Tourism Awareness” month, keeping its key focus on eco-tourism. The local bush rums are the primary highlight of this celebration which comes with three dozen different flavours aged in barrels. The regional rums of the Caribbean country contain spices for a richer, more complex flavour.

Each bar produces its own bush rums to make the celebration more active; they use popular flavours such as spices, aka cinnamon, coconut, peanut, and lime.

Dominica is known for its local cuisine, music, and natural beauty. The government has always focused on conserving assets, building a resilient climate nation, and encouraging eco-tourism. To fulfil these aims, the government has launched several projects, and one such project which has contributed to the lifting of the tourism sector in Dominica is the “Beautification Project.”

As Dominica is expecting more tourists, the authorities have fastened the beautification project, and a cleaning drive is already launched from Pointe Michel to Champagne Beach. The campaign focuses on the clean and green Dominica. The Tourism Ministry underlined, “The Ministry has been protecting and preserving this important sector as tourism is everybody’s business.”

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit also visited the beautification project site and expressed pleasure over the progress of the project.

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Prime Minister Skerrit stated, “The Ministries of Tourism and the Environment are also piloting a National Beautification Programme in the area, and I was pleased to note the project’s progress.”

All these projects and initiatives will indeed boost the tourism of the Nature Isle.

The government of Dominica has always focused on the upliftment of the sector. American Airlines increased the number of flights between Dominica and 42 cities in North America and the United States territories to magnify the sector and attract large tourists to the Caribbean country.

The recent developmental projects in Dominica are also a great opportunity for global investors. Foreign investors can become citizens of Dominica by applying for the alternative citizenship of Dominica. The investors may apply through the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.

The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI) was established in the year 1993 and is considered one of the longest-running, fastest CBI schemes worldwide.

Foreign investors may apply for alternative citizenship by financially contributing to the development of the Caribbean island country. Applicants can contribute to a government-approved fund or real estate.

The investor may apply for alternative citizenship under two options:

• Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)- It is a non-refundable donation used for building infrastructure and encouraging sectors like agriculture and tourism. The minimum investment for the main applicant is US $100,000.
• Real Estate: An investor can contribute a minimum of US $ 200,000 to a government-approved real estate project such as hotels, spas, villas etc.

However, the investment does not guarantee citizenship; all applicants must pass rigid, stringent, and robust background checks. The government and third-party agencies carry out multi-layered due diligence checks on all applicants and their dependents over 16 years old.

The unique feature of the Citizenship by Investment Programme of Dominica is the applicant gets the ability to add additional dependents under the same application, including spouses, parents/grandparents (aged 55 or over) and children (30 or under), and siblings (aged 25 or under).

The citizenship by investment programme of Dominica is ranked as the world’s best, safe and secure CBI programme in the CBI Index published by PWM Magazine of Financial Times for five consecutive years.