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Dominica at Expo 2012, South Korea

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade, commissioned Dominica’s participation in the International Exposition Yeosu Korea 2012 with responsibility for planning and execution delegated to Invest Dominica Authority. As Expo 2012 moves into its 29th day, Dominica continues to stamp its impression on the global environment, reinforcing.. read more

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What Can we Expect This Year?

It is always interesting to note the predictions that are made every year.  At IDA, after monitoring the first two months of 2012, we would like to share a few items that we predict will be surfacing over the next few months.  You can certainly look forward to the following: We anticipate numbers will remain.. read more

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I am Dominica – A Clean Campaign

I am Dominica, are you?   This is the latest drive by Tourism officials to sow the seeds of what I would deem ownership of country in its citizens.   I have begun to wonder, however, whether we have started to drive home the idea of ownership of country too late.  One may argue that it is.. read more

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The I Am Dominica video was created to bring focus to the local and natural attributes of the island. This helps persons to identify with the island and to show some pride and ownership of what the destination represents. read more

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Tourism Online Awareness – Raising Consciousness in Our Industry

It is vital that businesses within Dominica’s tourism industry understand the benefits of online technologies. Regionally, too many small firms are still plagued with continued operations of only traditional means of communication, and have yet to be convinced of the desperate need to get online, with special focus on Dominica. By comparison, several larger enterprises.. read more

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Infrastructure & Investment During the Last Two Decades

In the early 1980s I remember a number of infrastructural projects going on in Dominica. It was simply amazing as the entire island appeared to be going through some type of transition. Subsequent to that, the Canefield to Pond Casse Road became the main road when travelling from west to east. It was also quite.. read more

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Developing Excellence & Standards with Hotel Staff

Is it the well painted structure, the manager, the Front Desk Administrative Staff who just walk out of college, or do we concentrate on the all important service we ought to provide? Many hoteliers still have the notion that their rooms will be filled no matter what; they have not understood the importance of the.. read more

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Tourism & Our Adoption of International Standards

Dominica “The Nature Island of the Caribbean and the island with the friendliest people” a name we have carried for decades, but are we really ready to serve at an international level? Can this happen without the basic international airport needed to help push the ever growing tourism industry? Can we expect our people to.. read more

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Our Airport and its Impact on the Investor

We recently improved our airport infrastructure in Dominica and work still continues on the runway. It is a welcoming change from a few years ago. I look at islands like Tortola or the entire British Virgin Islands, St. Baths and Anguilla which do not have an international airport but have continued capturing investments, offshore business.. read more

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Proposed Tax Incentives For Versatile Business Enterprises

Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) in Coordination with the Physical Planning Division and the SFA 2006 (Special Framework of Assistance) in the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs. Have developed draft legislation for Special Development Areas (SDA). The proposed legislation will provide an attractive range of tax incentives to business enterprises engaged in a broad range.. read more