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Dominica eying increased tourism revenue from upcoming cricket test

first_imgLocalNews Dominica eying increased tourism revenue from upcoming cricket test by: – June 1, 2011 Share Mr. Sobers Esprit. Photo credit: dominica.gov.dmDominica is looking to boost its visitor arrivals with the hosting of the third Digicel cricket test match between West Indies and India from July 06-July 10.“We expect visitors from other islands and from far away to come to visit our island…For us the major objective is to attract regional and international cricket fans to Dominica, to bring test cricket to a very knowledgeable and cricket loving public, to expose our young players to top quality international players, to position Dominica as a major sporting location and to give wider regional and international media exposure to Dominica as an event destination,” said Sobers Esprit at a ceremony Wednesday to launch the game.Esprit is heading the team charged with marketing the event and said officials anticipate that “as a tourism destination, we can get more as a result of hosting this game.”Click here to listen to Mr. Esprit: Dominica will work with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in marketing the upcoming match which will be the first international cricket test game hosted at Windsor Park Stadium, making the venue the newest for test cricket. Dominica has hosted two one day international cricket matches over the past two years.“We are actually representing the board and will be providing a support for the board in marketing the event throughout the period of the marketing. Most of the work will be executed on behalf of the West Indies Board,” Esprit said.Tickets for the match go on sale from June 13.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img

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