Today my friend and fellow blogger – Dan Tanner sent me a link to an article written today by the New York Times travel section of the newspaper called: Affordable Caribbean. Where the NY-times writers about seaside hotels for under $100.00 a night and goes on to say that â€œvisiting the Caribbean doesnâ€™t have to cost a fortuneâ€. What amazes me is that NY-times scouted 13 Caribbean islands to uncover affordable places to stay, eat, drink, shop, and suntan.
My question to the NY-Times â€“ In the 13 countries scouted – why Dominica wasnâ€™t apart of the 13 islands? It leads me to speculate that the NY-Times are promoting certain Caribbean islands and not others? Because of all the 13 Caribbean island scouted by the newspaper, Dominica have some of the best hotel seaside hotel rates. Can someone tell me what about Dominica that always gets it overlooked time and time again?
The NY Times travel editor may have regular “stringers” on the islands that were mentioned. Perhaps the Minister for Tourism’s office and/or the Dominica Tourist Association should contact the Times’ Travel Editor and set up such an arrangement.
I guess maybe the bottom line is that Dominica is one of the less known islands, and when these trips are being planned, the organisers go with the islands whose names they are already familiar with. Such a pity though, because they missed out on a great opportunity to highlight the Caribbean island that probably has the most affordable lodging options! 🙁