The Island

Everything you need to know about Dominica begins with the topography. It affects our food, culture, way of life.. and attracts the kind of traveller looking to escape the everyday for the relative seclusion of an authentic off-the-beaten-path experience. From a romantic horseback ride on a black sand beach, to a sunset soak in the healing sulphur springs, to backpack expeditions through dense rainforests and rushing gorges into wild nature along the Caribbean's longest hiking trail. Underwater, encounter pristine reefs, volcanic fumaroles and plunging depths as rugged as the land above in one of the Caribbean’s most dramatic marine environments. And when you take a break from swimming under waterfalls, indulge in fresh, wholesome foods that restore the body and soul. So come, we’re seeking adventurers.

Getting Here

There are no long-haul direct flights to Dominica. We are off the beaten path – and it’s worth it. With daily connections to several Caribbean international airports, you can wake up in your own bed and fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest.

The Association

The Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association (DHTA) is a non-profit organization providing centralized and innovative information, advocacy, and leadership for the tourism industry in Dominica. First established in 1972 and operating as a membership-based tourism development organization for over four decades, the Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association is a focal point for the tourism industry in Dominica. DHTA assumes a leadership role in the industry, and acts as a catalyst for enabling Dominica’s tourism economy to reach its full potential to the benefit of our current and future members, visitors, investors and travel partners, citizens and the Commonwealth of Dominica.



Our members are hoteliers, restaurateurs, tour operators, artisans, consultants, guides and industry experts - no one knows Dominica like we do. We've handpicked the best hotels, dive shops, car rentals, restaurants and more to help you plan your trip. Experience Dominica through our products and services.


From boutique hotels to rustic cottages, here's where to stay in Dominica.


Follow the trail to adventure.


Explore one of the world's most dramatic marine environments.


Add river tubing, snorkelling or horseback riding - or all - to your to-do list.


Get out, get on the road!


Unplug from the world. Find relaxation for mind and body. Or a little retail therapy.


Fresh, wholesome foods from sea-to-plate and farm-to-table.


An invitation to invest, plus a comprehensive list of business support services.


'Experience Dominica' is a complete guide to Dominica; the only destination magazine of it's kind for our island.

Take the Experience Online!

Experience Dominica 2016 is now available online! To read this year's magazine in English or French, click below.

Advertise in Experience Dominica 2017!

Get in contact with our publishers at Toute Bagai Publishing / MACO Magazine



DHTA is the unified voice of the private sector for tourism in Dominica while effectively communicating issues, proactively advancing positions and successfully protecting and enhancing the industry.

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Your source of information on policy advancements, industry developments and initiatives affecting all tourism stakeholders.

Join the DHTA today!

Access our exclusive advocacy and promotional benefits of membership. Open to existing and emerging tourism entities, affiliate tourism associations, corporations, consultants and students.

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Our mission is to enable success in tourism and to overcome the challenges and embrace the opportunities facing current and future members and all tourism stakeholders by influencing government policy, raising public awareness, educating members and engaging influential travel partners.

Arienne Perryman

Arienne is the Manager of Castle Comfort Lodge/Dive Dominica, a family owned and operated business.

Immediate Past President
Gregor Nassief

Gregor is the Executive Chairman of the Fort Young Hotel and Owner/Director of Secret Bay - an award-winning sustainable luxury villa development and boutique hotel.

Immediate Past President
Executive Vice President
Kevin A Francis

Kevin is responsible for managing the Association's core membership services and executing the Board's advocacy mandate.

Executive Vice President
First Vice President
Marvlyn Alexander-James

Marvlyn is presently the General Manager of the Fort Young Hotel, Dominica's premier heritage hotel.

First Vice President
Director/Finance and Fundraising
Sheldon Bruno

Sheldon is currently the General Manager at Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas, a sleek boutique hotel on the Atlantic Coast.

Director/Finance and Fundraising
Director/Public Relations
Karen Baird Moise

Karen Baird Moise

Director/Public Relations
Director/Tourism Services
Amber Rolle

Amber is co-owner, along with husband Phillip Rolle, of WRAVE (Wacky Rollers Adventure Vacations & Expeditions) Ltd., offering world-class adventure tours since 1999.

Director/Tourism Services
Director/Related Services
Kathy Robinson

Kathy Robinson

Director/Related Services
Office Administrator
David Thornhill

David has served as DHTA Office Administrator since 2008. He is very keen on the tourism and hospitality industry. In 2011, David was awarded Tourism Industry Employee of the Year by the Discover Dominica Authority.

Office Administrator
Louis Patrick Hill

Louis Patrick Hill

CEO, Discover Dominica Authority
Colin Piper

Colin is the CEO and Director of Tourism of Discover Dominica Authority.

CEO, Discover Dominica Authority
Phillip Guiste

Phillip Guiste




Please feel free to contact us to find out more about our members, advocacy and events.

Unit L3-1&2, 3rd Floor
Prevost Cinemall
Cnr of Old street & Kennedy Ave
Roseau, Dominica

+1(767) 275-7453/ 440-3430



Industry events for tourism professionals, partners and the public.

National Tourism Tradeshow & Cocktail

Dominica’s leading travel tradeshow!

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Hike Fest

This year, we explore the dominate natural feature of Dominica!

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Talking Tourism

An initiative of the DHTA to connect and collaborate with stakeholders of the tourism industry sharing experiences of the nature island of the Caribbean

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  • C&W Business
  • CGM Gallagher Insurance Broker (Barbados) Limited
  • Island Car Rentals
  • Dominica Business Systems (dBiz)
  • Belfast Estate
  • CIBC First Caribbean International Bank
  • AID Bank
  • Archipelago Trading Ltd.
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