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Easier access to the Dominican Republic

Travelling to the Dominican Republic will be made easier with the introduction of new flight routes to the Caribbean island.

Despite the popularity of the topical island’s resorts with holidaymakers, access to the south of the island currently relies upon a transfer from Antigua followed by a cross-country commute, Travel Connect reports.

Flights between St Lucia’s Hewanorra Airport and Dominica’s Canefield Airport will launch on Monday 26th May after tour operators, keen to maximise the market potential of the tourist industry, gave their backing.

The Dominican Republic ministry of tourism says the country has “dazzling landscapes, exotic cuisine, and a remarkable variety of arts and entertainment options”.

Pioneering explorer Christopher Columbus, who visited the island in 1492, described Dominica as “a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys”.

Visitors to the island may encounter beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and unique wildlife and participate in activities such as hiking, golf and various water sports.

The country is home to more than nine million people and two dozen national parks.

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