Tourism pumped $240 Million into Dominica’s economy

Tourism pumped $240 Million into Dominica’s economy

first_img Share LocalNews Tourism pumped $240 Million into Dominica’s economy by: – May 24, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tourism Minister Ian Douglas says the country has received over $240 million dollars from the tourism industry.Douglas told the official launching of the I AM Dominica Campaign that the significance of the industry to the Dominican economy must be highlighted.“The tourism industry is about all of us in Dominica because the tourism dollar filters right through the economy and its importance for us to let people know the kind of effect tourism has on the economy,” he said.Douglas said further that several sectors benefit from the tourism sector.“The tourism dollar goes right through the system. It doesn’t just stay with vendors on the bay front or taxi drivers,” he added.He said the agriculture sector also receives a major boost for because of tourism.“The number of farmers today who sell their fresh fruits to our hotels and restaurants must be highlighted. The fishermen also sell their catch to hotels and all of that goes into our tourism product,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img


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