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Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 9, 2011

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first_img**Dominica Festival Committee begins promotion of the World Creole Music Festival **Promotion of the 15th edition of the World Creole Music Festival commenced locally and in neighbouring French territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Ticket sales commenced on September 2 with season tickets being offered at a special price. Dominicans will also have the opportunity to win prizes with partner radio stations DBS and Kairi FM as well as headline sponsor DIGICEL. **Local hoteliers keen on signing up for Hotel Survey Program**Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) partnered with Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) and Smith Travel Research, Inc (STR) to present a half-day Hotel Occupancy Data Collection and Hotel Benchmarking workshop on September 7. There were 34 participants representing 19 hotels, 3 financial institutions, 2 tour operators, the DHTA, and Central Statistical Office. Addresses from the DDA Chairman, Minister for Tourism, Hon. Ian Douglas and IDA Investment Services Officer, highlighted the importance of recording and reporting visitor statistics including hotel occupancy data. Ms. Brittany Baldwin of STR presented a year-to-date (through July) global hotel performance review, including the performance of the overall Caribbean region and key regional destinations which showed Caribbean Occupancy Rate at 66.2% for July 2011 compared to 64.9% in 2010 and Average Daily Room Rate at US$153.17 compared to US$148.22 in 2010. Caribbean room revenue for the month of July was reported at US$6 billion; a 5.7% increase over 2010. When Ms. Baldwin presented on individual destination performance, she noted that with only 2 Dominican properties participating in the Hotel Survey Program, it was impossible to give any analysis on our national performance. This piqued the interest of hoteliers on the importance of gathering such data. The appeal went out for increased local participation and most of the hoteliers present immediately indicated their interest in joining the programme. Ms. Yvonne Armour gave the closing remarks on behalf of the DHTA executive and expressed her gratitude as a hotelier to DDA, IDA, and STR for bringing this opportunity to the local accommodation sector. For a destination market report to be produced at least 5 properties must participate in STR’s Hotel Survey Program. **Dominica to be represented at CTO’s Tourism Youth Congress**Kitwanie Carbon will represent Dominica as Junior Minister of Tourism at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress in St. Martin on September 17, 2011. The Tourism Youth Congress forms part of CTO’s annual State of the Industry conference, where key stakeholders meet to discuss issues affecting the regional tourism sector and brainstorm on solutions to the challenges being faced. Kitwanie, a fifth form student of the Convent High School, was the winner of the local Tourism Youth Congress held in May as part of Tourism Awareness Month. Minister for Tourism, Hon. Ian Douglas and Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper will attend the conference and Tourism Youth Congress. Junior Ministers of Tourism from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas and Jamaica will also take part in the event. The theme for conference is “How to win in a competitive environment” and will feature speakers from regional and international airline companies, marketing and business communication companies. Kitwanie and a chaperone will leave Dominica on September 15 and return on September 18. Kitwanie’s participation at the Tourism Youth Congress is made possible by the Discover Dominica Authority. For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority 28 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 9, 2011 by: – September 9, 2011last_img read more

Igokea and Siroki in the Final of the Basketball Cup BiH

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first_imgBasketball teams Igokea and Siroki will play in the final Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the first semifinal match of the final tournament in Sarajevo, Igokea overcame the team Zrinjski with the result 96:51, while Siroki was better than Sparsa with 66:63.Heslip with 32 points, Kantic with 14 and Milosevic with 10 points were the most efficient while the most effective player in the team Zrinjski was Princ with 12 points.In the team of Siroki, Toni Katic scored 18 points, while for Sparsa, the most effective were Nedim Buza with 16 points and Mirza Bulic with 12 points.The final match will be played on Saturday at 17:00 o’clock.Semifinal Results:Igokea – Zrinjski 96:51Siroki – Spars 66:63(Source: Radiosarajevo/ photo portal24)last_img read more

Andy Murray will return to compete in Roland Garros in September

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first_imgThe Scottish tennis participant revealed that he has been unwell in current weeks though he doesn’t know if it was due to the coronavirus or not. “I used to be just a little sick for 2 or three days 4 weeks in the past. So, 4 or 5 days earlier than the beginning of the quarantine I began isolation. Many individuals I’ve spoken to have had varied signs and felt just a little sick, however it’s tough to know in case you have the virus or not. However the assessments needs to be saved for the people who find themselves in a severe scenario and the entrance line employees of the NHS. “Murray additionally expressed concern in regards to the lowest-ranking tennis gamers and criticized the extreme quantity of prizes for event champions as an alternative of spending extra on the primary rounds or smaller tournaments. “For gamers who’re rating 250 or 300 it’s a actual problem. I believe that in current years there have been enhancements and adjustments, however not sufficient. Generally you see the Grand Slam winner award and I don’t understand how a lot it’s precisely, however shut to $ Four million. May they use that cash higher and spend it on the primary or earlier rounds or to develop smaller tournaments? “Lthe Scotsman added. Andy Murray needs to compete once more in 2020 at Roland Garros. After the cancellation of the Wimbledon event due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish set a date to return to the circuit: Roland Garros, which was unilaterally postponed from September 20 to October 4.In an interview to CNNMurray, who has not competed for the reason that Davis Cup finals final November, confessed his want to take part in the massive clay court docket occasion. “I would like to play on the bottom if it may well lastly be completed. If Roland Garros is widely known, that signifies that issues in Europe have improved, however there are a number of international locations that also have issues. “Murray was cautious in regards to the return of the competitors in tennis and doubts that it may be performed once more in September. “Though I’m very skeptical that it may be celebrated. I think about that tennis will be one of many final sports activities to return to regular as a result of you could have to collect gamers, coaches and groups that come from all around the world in one place. I might be stunned whether it is performed once more in September. You may have to really feel like everyone seems to be working usually once more and touring usually earlier than tennis picks up the competitors, particularly Grand Slam tournaments. If in case you have a event the place folks or gamers from a continent or international locations don’t allow them to go to compete, I believe the event loses loads. “last_img read more