Dominica will be well represented at the seventh annual re-DISCOVER the Caribbean Show which takes place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th April at the Sandiford Conference in Barbados. It is the regionâ€™s only event entirely dedicated to growing intra Caribbean travel.
Over 100 exhibitors representing 20 Caribbean destinations are participating, including national tourism offices and associations, individual and group hotels, airlines, yacht charters, cruise specialists, travel agents and tour operators.
The Discover Dominica Authority, Fort Young Hotel, Tamarind Tree Hotel and Sunset Bay Club and Dive Resort are all exhibiting.
Media coverage includes seven minute interview segments on the popular MORNINâ€™ Barbados CBC TV8 programme, live television and a radio outside broadcast from the show. The event also attracts extensive print media coverage.
Calibishie Lodges who have donated one of the event prizes are featured in a 30 second â€˜adâ€™ which is currently be aired during peak time television and radio and is attracting an estimated 90,000 viewers and 40,000 listeners daily.
The Barbados Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Richard Sealy, will officially open the show.
Highlights of the 2009 re-DISCOVER the Caribbean Show
A great idea! A positive way to tell the world who we are in the Caribbean, and especially in the West Indies. If people still continue to confuse Dominica with Dominican Republic, and to believe that Jamaica is the whole “West Indies” it is because they never cared to learn about us in the first place.
I hope that this years, we can show more art performances from the different Islands, rather than having so many people standing around tables with a few displays.
Looking forward to video 2010 of re-Discover the Caribbean.