Dominica: Tourism Minister Denise Charles announces the launch of a new cable car in Dominica that will stretch up to 4.5 miles above some of the island nation’s most breathtaking ecological wonders. The Minister announced the development during a press conference held in Barbados amid the 41st Caribbean Travel Marketplace.
She stated that one of the island’s major attractions is having the world’s second-largest boiling lake. Still, one of the difficulties for travellers over the year is that it could be very difficult if they are not real hikers as it’s a six-hour hike to the Boiling Lake. This is why the government has decided to invest US$54 million to build the longest cable car in the world to access the boiling lake.
Notably, the visitors will take 20 minutes to reach the boiling lake, which looks at several other mesmerising locations in Dominica.
During the conference, she stressed that Dominica is focused on building a world-class tourism product focused on eco-tourism. The government is doing so under a few pillars, including product development. By product development, she meant inviting visitors to the island to experience the adventures in Dominica, such as scuba diving, Waitukubali Sea Trail etc.
The Tourism Minister added that recently they found that they have resident whales – an extensive reservoir of resident rails, which they are planning to ensure protection since their official residence of Dominica in the sea.
It is worth mentioning that the launch of the cable car will earn the small island nation a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest detachable cable car.
Meanwhile, she also talked about sustainable tourism being key for Dominica. She said that building a geothermal plant is one of the significant ways the government is ensuring that the country becomes sustainable. Denise Charles added that the work is already in the process of constructing the plant, which she hopes will be completed within two years, following which Dominica will become the only island in the Caribbean to get rid of fossil fuels within the next two years.