The Commonwealth of Dominica sets a world record for longest cable car ride attraction

ROSEAU, May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Commonwealth of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean is known for its stunning natural beauty and ability to offer visitors unmatched experiences around the island, which will soon include the world’s longest cable car ride.

The island strives for sustainability in the tourism sector, offering tourists original experiences that are not only educational and fun, but also respectful of nature.

One of the country’s exciting attractions is the world’s second largest flooded volcanic fumarole in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Boiling Lake. The lake is located in the Valley of Desolation, a 200-foot-wide lake shrouded in clouds of steam and offering mesmerizing vistas of the ocean.

Dominica has three national parks: Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a 7,000-acre park that features dense rainforest, crystal-clear rivers, and waterfalls like the Emerald Pool, which has a 40-foot-tall waterfall, the water stays cool and fresh flat. The natural landscape is perfect for adventurous hikers and nature lovers.

Morne Diablotin National Park is famous for bird watching where rare bird species can be spotted. The natural park is named after the Creole word “Black-capped Petrel,” which at 4,474 feet above sea level is the highest peak on the island. And on the natural island of the Caribbean there is one of the longest hiking trails in the Caribbean, the Waitukubuli National Trail. The legendary 114-mile trail begins at Scott’s Head and heads into Cabits National Park.

The new cable car, soon to be the longest cable car in the world to Boiling Lake, will be built by the Austrian company Doppelmayr Group – this was announced by the Honorable Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, announced at a public press conference.

During the press conference, Dr. Roosevelt that he worked with the owners of the Doppelmayr Group, a well-known company.

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A feasibility study was conducted by a Swiss-based engineering firm, Outdoor Engineers, and concluded that the cable car project will triple Dominica’s tourism sector. The cable car project will create jobs for local citizens during the implementation and subsequent operational phase.

This project will boost employment in the hospitality and tourism sectors and significantly increase cruise ship visitor numbers by over fifty percent. Dominica expects 15,000 visitors per day during peak season, a significant increase from current passenger numbers.

This month, Dominica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon., spoke at the Tourism Travel Marketplace in Barbados. Denise Charles unveiled the $54 million detachable mono-cable car project.

The cable car will be 4.1 miles (6.6 kilometers) long and will transport porters from the Roseau Valley to the top of Boiling Lake in 20 minutes. The cable car will provide accessibility for cruise ship passengers and travelers unable to hike the six-hour trek to Boiling Lake.

Hon. Minister Charles stated, “We are delighted that Dominica will be home to the world’s largest cable car, encouraging more visitors than ever to visit beautiful Boiling Lake.” She added, “Not only will this allow more Cruise-goers explore our lush nature.” While in port, it will enhance the scenery, but also allow for easier access for travelers unable to hike the rugged path to the summit.

This cable car function becomes a facility that brings comfort and convenience to all passengers and provides an experience of capturing the bird’s-eye view of the nature island.

According to Discover Dominica Authority Tourism CEO Colin Piper, the new cable car will start in the Roseau Valley and be approximately 150 meters from Boiling Lake, allowing visitors to experience Dominica’s World Heritage Rainforest area.

Mr Piper explained: “It is something unique, something different and we believe it will set us apart and resonate with visitors who come to the island and school children who have school projects to do. It will also appeal to cruise lines, which are always looking “for new and different ventures and looking for things that they can logistically send enough people to make it work.”

The Hon. Minister Charles highlighted Dominica’s efforts to move towards green industrialization by using nature for climate change management and resilience. Dominica has numerous pioneering projects that are helping the island become an environmentally friendly state. “Over the past decade, Dominica has carved its own destiny by making significant investments in more sustainable energy options. Our goal is to complete our first geothermal power plant within the next two years, making Dominica one of the first islands to successfully replace fossil-based electricity with renewable energy.”

The Roseau Valley will feature dining and retail facilities that highlight the island’s distinctive characteristics. From the top of the station there will be a cafe with a panoramic gallery and a statue of Dominica’s national bird, the Sisserou parrot, which will be 19 feet tall. Completion of the cable car is scheduled for 2024.

Also known as the natural island of the Caribbean, investors have the opportunity to invest in Dominica through the available investment options, particularly through the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF), through the Citizenship by Investment program.

With a minimum contribution of US$100,000, investors can support various public and private projects in the island nation, covering the sectors of agriculture, education, healthcare, sports and recreation, and tourism, through the EDF. Dominica’s tourism sector is showing significant growth throughout 2023 and with the world’s largest cable car under construction, it will become one of the top tourist attractions in the world for investors to participate in.

CONTACT: Chantal Mabanga Commonwealth of Dominica PR +44 (0) 207 318 4343 [email protected]


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