Editorâ€™s Note: This post was orginally Published in the Discover Dominca Newsletter (Feb 2012).
For the second year in a row, Dominica was recognized as one of the Worldâ€™s Best Ethical Destinations.
The nonprofit organization, Ethical Traveler, recognizes countries committed to conserving their natural treasures while building economies that sustain and empower local communities.
“We are extremely serious about maintaining our commitment to being an ethical destination and upholding our reputation for being the Nature Island,” explained Colin Piper, director of tourism for Dominica. “We understand that many of our visitors come to the island because of our unspoiled natural beauty, cultural preservation and adrenaline-pumping adventure activities, all of which must be preserved through sustainable measures.”
The Ethical Destinations list is compiled by benchmarking developing countries in the areas of environmental protection, social welfare, and human rights. The entire report:The Worldâ€™s Best Ethical Destinations â€“ 2012.