Dominica named ‘Best Destination to Unwind’

Comfort Dominica. Dominica is the latest Caribbean country to sign on to the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework to accelerate progress with sustainable development goals and recover from COVID-19.
Comfort Dominica. Dominica is the latest Caribbean country to sign on to the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework to accelerate progress with sustainable development goals and recover from COVID-19.
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Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) said on Thursday that global travel authority Lonely Planet has announced its “Best in Travel” list for 2023 with Dominica) ranking as one of the top destinations to unwind.
“This is the first time Dominica has been honored as a top travel destination in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel collection,” said DDA in a statement. “This year marks the 18th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations, and the must-have travel experiences for the year ahead.”
DDA said Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 recommends 30 must-visit locations around food, journeying, connection, learning and unwinding.
“We are incredibly honored to be considered as one of the top destinations to unwind by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel,” said Colin Piper, DDA’s chief executive officer and director of tourism. “This recognition is a true testament to our beautiful island and the growth in tourism we’ve experienced in recent years.
“To be recognized by such a prestigious publication as one of the top destinations to unwind solidifies our stance in maintaining the island’s natural environment while still creating authentic experiences for travelers, whether seeking adventure or relaxation,” he added.
DDA said, each year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel lists start with nominations from Lonely Planet’s “vast community of staff, writers, bloggers, publishing partners and more.”
The nominations are then whittled down by their panel of travel experts to just 30 destinations, DDA said.
It said each is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences, “wow” factor and its ongoing commitment to sustainability, community and diversity.
“Celebrated and recognized for its natural attractions, Dominica is often confused with the Dominican Republic, but we don’t expect that to happen for much longer,” said Tom Hall, vice president of Lonely Planet. “2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year to get out and explore.
“With much of the world firmly on the road to recovery, travelers are looking for different locations and experiences, and we know Dominica will not disappoint,” he added.
DDA said Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 offers “a comprehensive set of itineraries aimed at helping travelers to explore the world – while following along with some seriously knowledgeable locally-based experts along the way.”
To learn more about this year’s list, visit www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel.
For more information on Dominica, visit Dominica’s official website at www.discoverdominica.com, explore the destination’s YouTube Page and follow Dominica on Instagram and Facebook.

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