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ROSEAU, Dominica (January 18, 2023) The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) will host the first edition of Dominica's Restaurant Week (DRW) from August 12 to 25th, 2024. This exciting event, named Gouté Domnik, is themed 'Where Flavor Meets Nature.' It aims to position Dominica as a culinary destination, enticing travelers and food enthusiasts from around the region to explore the island's unique flavors, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture. Participating restaurants will present affordable and delectable menus ranging from two-course lunches to multi-course tasting experiences. Gouté Domnik is an excellent opportunity for local food establishments to demonstrate their culinary talents while allowing visitors to savor the unique flavors of Dominica's Creole cuisine.

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Celebrity Cruises MV EMERALD AZZURRA Marked its Inaugural Call to Dominica

Roseau DOMINICA, (January 11, 2023) On Wednesday, January 3, 2024, Celebrity Cruises MV Emerald Azzurra graced the Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth, introducing one hundred (100) cruise passengers to Dominica's shores. A plaque exchange ceremony was held aboard the ship at 10:30 am to commemorate the ship's initial visit. This marked the first of two (2) calls the ship will make during the 2023–24 cruise season. <Read More>

Igniting the Spirit of Dominica: DDA Opens 'MAS DOMNIK 2024,' The Real Mas.

Roseau, DOMINICA (January 5, 2024) - Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) is proud to announce the opening of Carnival 2024 in Dominica, themed "Mas Domnik, the Real Mas." This spectacular event will pulsate the heart of Dominica with rhythm and vibrant colors. Audiences will be captivated by a Trifest featuring a Street Parade, Stadium Field Crossing, and a Band Meet Band event. <Read More>

DOMINICA: The New Favorite Destination for German Travel Professionals 

Roseau, DOMINICA (December 12, 2023) Yesterday, Dominica hosted a group of thirteen (13) sought-after travel professionals from Germany, including senior sales agents, agency directors, sales managers, and travel agency owners, for a familiarization trip. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Karibik (AGK) organized this trip in collaboration with Starclipper Cruise Ship. This initiative showcased the unique offerings of Dominica as an ideal travel destination, especially for adventure-loving Germans. <Read More>

Dominica Set To Roll Out A Welcome Mat For M Borealis For Its Inaugural Visit.

Roseau, Dominica (December 1, 2023) Dominica is delighted to welcome MS Borealis for its inaugural call to the island, docking at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on Saturday, December 2, 2023. This visit represents the sixth (6) of thirteen (13) inaugural calls scheduled for the anticipated 2023–2024 cruise season. A plaque exchange ceremony will be held aboard the ship at 9:00 a.m. to commemorate the ship's first call to the island. For this cruise season, the Borealis' itinerary includes only one call to Dominica, with a prior stopover in St. Lucia and subsequent departure for St. Kitts. <Read More>

Dominica Welcomed MS VISTA and MSC EXPLORA I for Inaugural Cruise Calls

Roseau, DOMINICA (November 30, 2023) - Dominica was delighted to welcome two luxurious cruise ships, MS Vista and MSC Explora I, marking significant events in the 2023–2024 cruise season. The arrival of these two vessels demonstrates the island's appeal as a popular cruise destination and its commitment to providing visitors with unforgettable experiences. MS Vista made its inaugural call at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on Friday, November 24, 2023. <Read More>

Dominica Cricket Association Announces 4th Edition of Dream 11 Nature Isle T10 Tournament

Roseau, DOMINICA, (November 30, 2023) The Dominica Cricket Association is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated Dream11 Nature Isle T10 Tournament. This exhilarating event, now in its 4th edition, promises an unforgettable experience for cricket enthusiasts and sports tourists worldwide. The tournament is slated to run from December 9th to 23rd, 2023, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. Six dynamic teams will compete for the championship
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Roseau, Dominica (November 27, 2023) History was made yesterday as Shannon Keegan, a renowned marathon swimmer from the USA, became the first person to swim the entire length of Dominica along the Waitukubuli Sea Trail. Completing the staggering 58km journey in a time of 25 hours and 40 minutes, Keegan's swim has set a new benchmark in the world of marathon swimming. Keegan began her ambitious endeavor at Scott's Head at 12:52 AM on November 26, 2023, and reached Capuchin at 2:40 AM on November 27, 2023, proving her exceptional strength and perseverance. This feat was accomplished with the support of a dedicated team, including two kayakers, a boat captain, two observers, and a team coordinator.  <Read More>


Roseau, Dominica (November 24, 2023) Renowned marathon swimmer Shannon Keegan is set to embark on a groundbreaking 66km swim along Dominica’s Waitukubuli Sea Trail, from Scotts Head to Capuchin. This endeavor will begin at midnight on Saturday, November 25th, 2023, and is estimated to span a challenging twenty to twenty-four hours. Supported by a dedicated team, including two kayakers, a boat captain, two observers, and a team coordinator, Keegan's daring swim aims to not only push personal boundaries but also catapult Dominica into the global limelight as a premier destination for open-water and marathon swim attempts.  <Read More>

Dominica Welcomes Caribbean Airlines Representatives and Media Influencers

on an Immersive Familiarization Trip.

Roseau, DOMINICA (November 22, 2023) The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has announced a press familiarization trip to Dominica. From Thursday, November 23 to Monday, November 27, 2023, representatives from Caribbean Airlines, travel agencies, and prominent environmental influencers will embark on an immersive journey to experience the best of what Dominica offers. The trip is designed to give participants a firsthand understanding of Dominica's rich biodiversity, eco-friendly initiatives, and unique tourism offerings. With a focus on eco-tourism, the DDA aims to enhance destination knowledge, promote responsible travel, and boost Dominica's reputation as a leading eco-tourism destination.  <Read More>

DIGICEL Officially Sponsors Dominica's World Creole Music Festival 

Roseau, Dominica (October 6, 2023) Digicel Dominica recently presented a sponsorship check of EC$251,000 to Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) during the latest press conference of the World Creole Music Festival. Mr. Victor Kovacs, Digicel’s CEO, made the generous cash-and-kind sponsorship in support of the region's longest-standing celebration of the Caribbean's creole music culture. DDA is excited to continue its well-established partnership with this year’s official WCMF headline sponsor.  <Read More>

Dominica’s 23rd World Creole Music Festival is Officially Launched 

Roseau, Dominica (August 8, 2023) Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival returns with a significant emphasis on patriotism and culture, as the event coincides with the 45th anniversary celebrations of the nation’s independence. The three-day festival will follow a ‘Legacy’ theme by paying homage to past festivals from October 27–29, 2023, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau. <Read More>

Discover Dominica Authority Launches STAYCATION 2023 

Roseau, Dominica ( August 1, 2023), Discover Dominica Authority, is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Staycation 2023, offering an unparalleled opportunity for locals and returning nationals to indulge in the island's fascinating beauty, vibrant culture, and rejuvenating wellness. Occurring from August to October this year, this exclusive campaign is set to ignite a fresh appreciation for the island's hidden gems.  <Read More>

Dominica Relaunches Online Travel Training for Travel Advisors

Roseau, Dominica, July 24th, 2023 The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) is delighted to re-launch its online training program with OTT, a leading online training and marketing platform for travel advisors worldwide. The program gives travel partners an immersive view of this beautiful and multifaceted island located in the middle of the Caribbean Archipelago: Dominica, – The Nature Island of the Caribbean.  <Read More>


ROSEAU, Dominica, July 13, 2023 The first match of the Cycle Pure Agarbathi Test Series got underway in Dominica yesterday. The test cricket series will see the West Indies take on India at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica.  <Read More>

Dominica Ranks No.1 for the Second Year in a Row on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2023 List of Top Islands in the Caribbean , Bermuda and the Caribbean

Roseau, Dominica, July 11, 2023 Travel + Leisure readers have once again voted Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a) as the No. 1 island Caribbean destination in its 2023 World’s Best Awards, which were announced today. Dominica receives this recognition for the second year in a row, reinforcing the destination’s exceptional allure as a unique vacation experience and captivating tourism
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Dominica's DIVE FEST Returns in 2023

ROSEAU, Dominica – June 28, 2023, Discover Dominica Authority is thrilled to celebrate the return of Dive Fest. The Authority encourages the public to participate in this weekend’s appealing activities, suitable for experienced and amateur watersports lovers. Presented by the Ministry of Tourism and Soufriere Scott’s Head Village Council, the annual festival aims to raise awareness of Dominica’s amazing marine life as a tourism product and potential career. The full calendar of activities features both wet and dry events from scuba diving and freediving to cook-ups and competitions. <Read More>

Discover Dominica Authority Hosts EDUC-TOURS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES

ROSEAU, Dominica – June 27, 2023, The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) hosted a two-day eductour in Martinique and Guadeloupe. The educ-tour aimed to help agents and tour operators learn more about and ‘discover’ the destination’s various accommodation types, attractions, and experiences. Rosalie Bay Resort, Island Style Fishing, Fort Young Hotel, Cobra Tours, and Coulibri Ridge were among the stakeholders who joined the Authority. <Read More>

Dominica Celebrates TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH 2023

ROSEAU, Dominica, May 30, 2023 The Discover Dominica Authority executed a series of events to celebrate Tourism Awareness Month in May. The emphasis of this year's events focused on sustainability and tourism’s contribution to Dominica’s sustainable development. A variety of informative, educational, and promotional activities celebrated this year’s theme and activities.  The activities included <Read More>

Discover Dominica Authority Career Opportunities 2023 

Roseau, Dominica, May 26, 2023,  The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) requires suitably qualified professionals to join the team in the following positions:
1. Digital Marketing Specialist
2. Marketing Executive, Caribbean and French West Indies
3. Human Resource Officer
4. Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Kindly send your résumé and cover letter to by June 16th, 2023. The vacancy details are provided in this link     

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The Giraudel – Eggleston Flower Show Celebrates 50 Years 

Roseau, Dominica, May 23, 2023 The Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Growers Group, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, is pleased to announce the 50th anniversary of the Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Show and Market Fair, carded for May 27th–30th, 2023, under the theme ‘Still Blooming’.

The Flower Show and Market Fair has been an exquisite floricultural tradition of the twin communities of Giraudel and Eggleston since 1973 and is renowned for its profusion of exotic floral displays, gardening and landscaping, and retail exhibition of their harvest. The vibrant and colorful festival made a comeback last year following Hurricane Maria and is intended this year to attract flower and plant enthusiasts from across the region and generate income for the stakeholders and community. <Read More>

Dominica Attends CHTA TRAVEL MARKETPLACE 2023 

ROSEAU, Dominica, May 17, 2023 Dominica participated in the 41st edition of the CHTA Travel Marketplace in Barbados from May 9–11, 2023. This year, the destination led an impressive delegation to the CHTA Marketplace to meet with agents, tour operators, and the media to discuss the destination’s unique selling points, travel trade opportunities, and recent accolades. The team had the opportunity to connect with some trade and media partners, including Apple Leisure Group, Pleasant Holidays, Classic Vacations, Travel Agent Central, Essence, and Travel Weekly, over the two days set aside for prearranged business meetings. <Read More>

Dominica to Welcome DISNEY MAGIC 

Roseau, Dominica May 15, 2023: Disney Magic of Disney Cruise Line is scheduled to make its inaugural call to Dominica on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023. The vessel is scheduled to call in at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. This will be Disney Cruise Line’s second call to the island, with Disney Fantasy having called in July 2022. In commemoration of the ship’s first call to Dominica, a welcome ceremony to include a plaque exchange with the ship’s captain and crew will be held aboard the ship. <Read More>

Dominica's JAZZ ‘N CREOLE delights music lovers in its 12TH Edition

ROSEAU, Dominica, May 5, 2023 The curtains closed on April 30th with another successful staging of Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole. With a tropical ambiance following the ‘rainforest fantasy’ theme, the event attracted approximately 1,800 patrons based on preliminary reports. An attractive lineup catered well to a mixed audience of music lovers through the sounds of Black Violin, Island Jazz Collective, Swingin Stars, Phyllisia Ross, Octeto Kanaima, and Signal Band. <Read More>

DDA launches Calendar of Voluntourism Activities

ROSEAU, Dominica, May 4, 2023 Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has launched a calendar of volunteer activities to attract potential visitors who prefer a more challenging yet rewarding way to explore Nature Island. Voluntourism is a form of tourism that involves visitors traveling to another destination to volunteer their time, skills, and energy with an organization, issue, or cause as part of a vacation package. The calendar of voluntourism activities focuses on assisting communities to improve the lives of residents through specific projects such as education, agriculture, and environmental activities.  <Read More>

Dominica's Jazz ‘n Creole is three days away

Roseau, Dominica (April 27, 2023) Dominica’s 12th Jazz ‘n Creole is only three days away, with everything in place for an enjoyable event. Situated atop the lush Cabrits National Park, the historic Fort Shirley provides incredible views of Prince Rupert Bay and surrounding Portsmouth, making it an ideal venue for a festival of this nature. This year’s lineup will deliver jazz-and-creole-infused performances with international flair from Black Violin, Swingin Stars, Island Jazz Collective, Phyllisia Ross, Signal Band, and recently added Venezuelan orchestra, Octeto Kanaima.  <Read More>

Dominica's Jazz ‘n Creole is ready to roll

ROSEAU, Dominica, April 25, 2023 The stage has been set for Dominica’s 12th Jazz ‘n Creole festival at historic Fort Shirley of the Cabrits National Park. The idyllic setting, with charming views of Prince Rupert Bay, will come alive on April 30th at 2:00 PM, where patrons will enjoy melodies from local and foreign artists. Patrons are urged to arrive early to secure ideal parking at the venue.  <Read More>

Dominica's Jazz ‘n Creole launches #RISINGSTAR

Roseau, Dominica, April 17, 2023 Numerous Jazz ‘n Creole fringe events and promotions are underway as momentum builds for the 12th edition of Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole, carded for April 30th at Fort Shirley, Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth. Discover Dominica Authority has launched a social media competition to find a “Jazz ‘n Creole #RisingStar” who will be granted the opportunity to perform live at the annual family-friendly festival. Dominican residents with a Facebook or Instagram account and aged 17–30 can submit a 30- to 40-second video to by April 20th, performing a musical rendition of one of this year’s Jazz ‘n Creole artists, through voice or instrument. Announcements will be made by April 26th and the winner will also receive a regular ticket for a guest plus a hamper from VIP sponsor HHV Whitchurch & Co. Ltd.  <Read More>

Preparations conclude with two more weeks to Dominica's 12th Jazz 'n Creole

ROSEAU, Dominica, April 17, 2023 Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) invites everyone to Portsmouth, the home of Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole. The 12th edition of Jazz ‘n Creole will provide a fun family-friendly event in a serene location with food, culture, and music, including the well-loved VIP Experience and Kid’s Zone. The festival will take place on Sunday, April 30th from 2:00 PM at Fort Shirley, Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth. 

This year’s varied lineup includes Black Violin, an American hip-hop duo from Fort Lauderdale who plays the violin and viola; and Island Jazz Collective, a combination of jazz musicians from Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Dominica, who will bring an international creole twist to this year’s festival. Additionally, Haitian American singer Phyllisia Ross is known as a Kompa star for her work in the genre and is also a songwriter and pianist. Performances by Dominica’s Signal Band and Swingin Stars, two well-loved bands recognized for calypso and bouyon, will complete the mixture of jazz-infused music. <Read More>

Dominica Releases Travel updates for the Second Quarter of 2023

ROSEAU, Dominica – April 6, 2023 – Following a successful first quarter and the island’s recent recognition as one of TIME’s World’s Greatest Places, the Discover Dominica Authority is sharing travel updates for the second quarter. This information will continue to be shared every quarter to raise awareness of the options available to the increasing number of travelers planning on visiting the destination.  <Read More>


Roseau, Dominica – (April 11, 2023) Dominica in its effort to regain market share within the cruise sector, participated in Seatrade Cruise Global which ran from March 27 to 31, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale. Seatrade is an annual premier cruise event which attracts the global cruise community all in one place for networking and information gathering opportunities. The show saw an estimated 10,000 attendees exposed to the latest cruise products and services from 500+ exhibitors and new launches on the show floor. The Dominican delegation comprised the Honorable Minister for Tourism, Denise Charles, the Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority, Benoit Bardouille, and other key tourism stake holders from the private sector. <Read More>

MV MEIN SCHIFF 1 to make an inaugural call to Dominica

Roseau, Dominica – (April 4, 2023) The MV Mien Schiff 1 of TUI Cruises will make its inaugural visit to Dominica on Wednesday, April 5th,2023. This will mark the ninth inaugural call for the 2022/2023 cruise season. The ship is scheduled to make one call to the island for the 2022/2023 cruise season. A plaque exchange ceremony will be held aboard the ship between government officials and the ship’s captain to commemorate the occasion.  <Read More>

Dominica Participates in Salon Du Voyage et des Vacances 2023

Roseau, Dominica – (March 31, 2023) Earlier this month, the Discover Dominica Authority participated in the Salon du Voyage et des Vacances held at the Palais des Congrès de Madiana, in Schoelcher, Martinique. The Salon du Voyage et des Vacances is one of the largest consumer travel shows in the French West Indies. For the organizers of the event; the show returned after three years due to the pandemic and was a resounding success. Since its inception in 1998, this travel show’s main objective is to highlight offers and future offers of hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, tourism offices, and other tourism service providers to its public. Show organizers averaged over 50 participating tourism service providers and 20,000 attendees to the three-day event. <Read More>

InterCaribbean Airways Increases Service to Dominica

Roseau, Dominica – (March 28, 2023) The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce the expanded flight schedule to service Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean. On March 15, InterCaribbean held its maiden voyage with its ATR aircraft to Dominica. An official ceremony was held to mark the event which included a water cannon welcome symbolic of the inaugural flight of an aircraft to a destination. A delegation from the Dominica Air and Seaports Authority was on hand to meet with the pilots of the ATR aircraft. InterCaribbean Airways has introduced its ATR 42 – 500 on its Eastern Caribbean route system. In summer, the airline will operate a mix of Embraer 120 (30 seats) and ATR 42 (48 seats) services to Dominica with the ATR 42 replacing the Embraer 120 over time. <Read More>

Dominica’s Premier Yachting Festival Launched

Roseau, Dominica – (March 23, 2023) The PAYS Dominica Yachting Festival was officially launched on March 9th, 2023, at the Purple Turtle Beach Club in Portsmouth. A partnership between the Portsmouth Association of Yacht Services (PAYS), the Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica Authority, the festival aims to increase visitor arrivals, build on Dominica’s competitive advantage as a yachting destination, and generate revenue for PAYS and northern stakeholders. From March 19 – 26, 2023, the inaugural festival will follow the theme ‘Celebrating Yachties in our Communities’ by attracting and enticing yachties through
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Dominica Featured in Time Magazine's Annual List of The World's Greatest Places

ROSEAU, DOMINICA – March 16, 2023 – TIME magazine has revealed its highly anticipated third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, featuring 50 extraordinary travel destinations around the world, including the Caribbean island of Dominica.  <Read More>

Caribbean Airlines to Increase Service to Dominica

Roseau, Dominica – (March 10, 2023) Caribbean Airlines will increase its service to Dominica from Trinidad by adding a return service on Fridays beginning April 7, 2023. Currently, Caribbean Airlines operates service to Dominica on Thursday from POS and then onward to BGI, and offers service from BGI to DOM on Mondays onward to POS. The flights operate on the ATR 72 which have 68 seats. Travelers can now fly from POS, Trinidad on Thursdays and Fridays (beginning April 7, 2023) and depart Dominica on Mondays via Caribbean Airlines. The service is now increased from two weekly flights to three weekly flights with an increase of 68 seats or 33%.  <Read More>

Coulibri Ridge in Dominica is the First Caribbean property to become part of
"Beyong Green"

Roseau, Dominica – (November 11, 2022) Coulibri Ridge located in Petit Coulibri, Dominica is the first Caribbean property to become part of Beyond Green’s global portfolio of sustainable hotels. The resort is elated to be welcomed into the membership of Beyond Green – a global portfolio of planet Earth’s most sustainable hotels that represent sustainability leadership based upon action and impact. Committed to building a better and brighter future for people and the planet, Beyond Green offers travelers a curated way to discover, plan, and enjoy adventures that align with their responsible travel values and aspirations. <Read More>

Dominica ranks No. 1 on Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022 list of Top
Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas

Roseau, Dominica – (July 13th, 2022), Travel + Leisure announced its World’s Best Awards list of winners for 2022 with Dominica ranking as the top island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. This is the first time Dominica has been honored as a top island in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Travel + Leisure recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe, based on the results of the Travel + Leisure World’s
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