Whoever said good things come in small packages may have been speaking directly to Dominica. Few stumble accidentally upon this exotic island, and those who reach its pristine shores are rewarded with an exotic locale and good company. Seeking a serene atmosphere coupled with Caribbean heat are great reasons to head south, and we're excited to hear that accessing Dominica has just become easier than ever.
Seaborne Airlines - Expanded Service
Earlier this month the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal, and Discover Dominica Authority announced that Seaborne Airlines would be expanding daily service.
Evening service to/from Puerto Rico
Seaborne Airlines now offers daily flights to Dominica direct from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Included in the expanded service are daily flights departing San Juan at 4:10 p.m. and arriving in Dominica at 6 p.m. The aircraft and crew will overnight in Dominica to allow daily Seaborne flights departing at 7 a.m. and arriving in San Juan at 8:45 a.m.
By the numbers
This daily addition will increase annual inbound and outbound capacity by 1,768. Moreover, this schedule creates a 41% increase in connections to the United States. Fares on this route will be offered as low as $145 based on availability. Never before has Dominica been so accessible to Canadian travellers, in terms of price, schedule and trip duration.
In addition to its affiliation with American Airlines, Seaborne also offers interline connections to JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines at San Juan. Learn more about travel to Dominica at www.discoverdominica.com and select “How to get there.”
What Else is New?
International airport name change
Dominica’s airport, formerly the Melville Hall Airport, is now Douglas-Charles Airport.
Destination Specialist Program for travel agents
Dominica continues to expand its agent program. Any new agent who registers and passes the Dominica course by Sept. 30, 2015, will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Dominica for two. Since launching the program in 2012, more than 2,000 agents globally have become Dominica specialists. Click here for more information: dominicaexpertsus.com
We could wax poetic about the beaches of Dominica, but how about its lush jungles? Victoria Falls offers one of the island's most spectacular waterfall hikes. Ready to pack your bags?