The Dominica Community Tourism Association is inviting communities to compete for best tourism product in its Community Tourism Enhancement Competition.
This initiative to enhance Dominica’s community tourism product will be anchored on four pillars: cleanliness, landscaping, hospitality and community involvement.
At its launching on Wednesday, February 12th, Lester Riviere, manager of Dominica Community Tourism Association, relayed that the competition is expected to build greater awareness of Dominica’s community tourism subsector.
He says that the competition provides an opportunity for communities to promote their uniqueness.
“They can showcase their talents and abilities in craft, wellness, culinary skills and others. The good thing is that all the zones will be awarded cash prizes based on their participation and a winning trophy.”
Meanwhile, President of the Association, Josephine Dublin-Prince says the competition’s concept is based on grassroots community development.
“For that to happen, the base has to be energized,” she said. “This is to create the opportunity to villagers to understand the development…begins with them and transcends from what they do at the community level.”
The five zones are:
Zone 1 -Giraudel/ Eggleston
Zone 2-Layou, St Joseph and Mero
Zone 3- Grandbay and Bellevue Chopin
Zone 4- Soufriere and Scotts Head
Zone 5-Wotten Waven and Laudat