(PRESS RELEASE) – Dominica is pleased to announce that freelance travel writer Josephine Matyas’ story about the Nature Island earned her the Virtual Visitor Award – Best Online feature at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Caribbean Travel Media Awards, held in Toronto, Canada on November 13, 2017.
The article, “Dominica lets visitors stay active or just chill out”, appeared in the Toronto Star in January 2016 and highlights Dominica’s features such as hiking, birding, its history, rivers, hotels and tips if you go.
“Josephine Matyas did a fantastic job of highlighting Dominica’s key offerings and we are thrilled to see her recognized. In her article Josephine mentions Dominica’s swift recovery post Erika. Once again, tourists will witness the strength of our people and a rebirth post Maria. Dominicans are resilient and are working together to welcome tourists again as quickly as possible,” said Colin Piper, CEO of Discover Dominica Authority.
Matyas was one of seven travel writers and photographers awarded for their coverage of the Caribbean as part of the CTO’s Caribbean Week Canada 2017.
Similarly, two of Dominica’s features came second in two categories at the CTO Annual Media Awards during World Travel Market in London earlier this month. Amanda Linfoot’s story appeared in The Times Newspaper and came second in the Best National Newspaper Feature titled “Mud and Sweat in untamed Dominica”.
Meera Dattani’s feature also came second in the Travel Weekly, Best Travel Trade Feature titled “Picking Up Steam – get closer to nature on eco-focused island Dominica”. Both travel writers were part of a UK group press trip hosted by the Discover Dominica Authority in June and November 2016, respectively. By the same token, a sense of accomplishment is felt when journalist stories featuring Dominica are acknowledged.