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Min of Tourism says Increased Flights, Free Wi-Fi at Sites

by: - September 16, 2019
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Minister for Tourism, Robert Tonge (Photo Credit: Prime Minister’s Facebook page)

The island’s Honourable Minister for Tourism has announced increased flights to Dominica and free Wi-Fi at local sites as new developments coming out of his Ministry.

Minister Robert Tonge was speaking at The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association’s recent annual general meeting this week.
He said some details have been finalised and others are in the works.

“In October,” he says, “We will see new flights into Canefield and Douglas-Charles Airport from Air Antilles. We are finalising the late afternoon flight from Barbados with LIAT and we are also providing them with the required support. We are continuing negotiations with Silver/Seaborne Airlines to increase the flights from four to seven times a week to [move] the flights from 11 am to 3 pm so that all the international flights can connect.”

As it relates to Wi-Fi access, he says some of the sites identified for free Wi-Fi are posing challenges but others are set up and ready to go.

“We have identified have 16 sites of which one or two have access challenges like Titou Gorge and Syndicate. The other sites should be up and running by the end of this month. At Mero and Purple Turtle Beaches, you will see Wi-Fi access from the Ministry of Tourism. We understand that our guests want to share their experiences,” he reported.