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Tourism industry ready for visitors following Tropical Storm Erika

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Tourism authorities say the island is now “open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores”.

Following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika in

late August, Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Robert Tonge said more than 80 percent of the island’s accommodations are now open for business.
“We invite all potential guests to visit Dominica.  Tourism is a leading growth sector for Dominica’s economy and your visit allows for a sustainable rebuilding and recovery process post Tropical Storm Erika. We are confident that you will have a transformational experience,” added Dominica’s Director of Tourism Colin Piper.
Air access to the island has also resumed with regional carriers – LIAT, Seaborne and WINAIR offering daily flights between Dominica, from Antigua, Barbados, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Flights operate from the main airport – Douglas Charles Airport and the smaller Canefield Airport.
Road access has also improved with the installation of three Bailey bridges along the west coast.
Meanwhile, Discover Dominica Authority has partnered with LIAT to launch discounted airfares to hoteliers and travel agents visiting Dominica between October 1 – December 31, 2015.
Travel agents and hoteliers originating from Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia and St. Maarten are eligible for US$100 discount off a return fare flight to Dominica.
In addition, five Dominican hotels are offering reductions on hotel rooms ranging from 25 – 50 per cent off their regular rates.