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A fresh start for tourism in Dominica after Hurricane Maria

The Caribbean island is offering voluntourism packages combining voluntary work and adventure.  A lecture on the subject will take place on Saturday, 10 March in Hall 4.1.

The Caribbean island of Dominica is well known for its natural attractions, being home to the last indigenous population, and for its rare flora and fauna. It is also a paradise for divers and hikers, boasting the longest hiking trail in the Caribbean. From the very beginning Dominica placed an emphasis on sustainable tourism, and as one of ten ’Ethical Destinations’ has been honoured with the Ethical Traveler Award three times in succession.

Following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, in January of this year the island nation began promoting voluntourism packages which combine voluntary work for a good cause with adventure tourism. The packages include accommodation in various hotels and trips to clean up coastal nature reserves and hiking trails.

Dominica’s biggest natural attractions were recently re-opened to the public for the first time after the hurricane and many hotels are now up and running again. At this year’s ITB Berlin visitors can attend a lecture on the subject on Saturday, 10 March at 10.30 a.m. on the small stage in Hall 4.1.

Hall 22a, Stand 155

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