Destination Trinidad and Tobago is now re-born, re-focused and ready to do business as Government refocuses its efforts on the development of the tourism sector.
So said Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, at press conference held on Monday at the Trinidad and Tobago booth at the World Travel Market 2017 in London, United Kingdom. Cudjoe led the TT delegation to the tourism trade show that ends
“We are re-developing all of our tourism offerings and getting ready to welcome the Brix Hotel which is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, and in Tobago we are getting ready for Sandals,” she said.
She promoted the TT tourism product as “One country… two islands… two different sets of experiences. Rich biodiversity, butterflies, birds, nesting sites for turtles and much more.”
Also speaking at the press conference was Tobago House of Assembly’s Tourism Secretary Nadine Stewart-Phillips, who invited international media representatives to visit TT to experience Destination T&T’s theme at the trade fair - “Live the Culture.”
Stewart-Phillips said Tobago’s focus on cultural tourism was a result of the THA recently merging of the departments of culture with tourism and transportation.
“The visitor spend from cultural and heritage travel is also more,” she said.
Also at the press conference, Virgin Atlantic’s Content Creator, Lizzy Davis, announced the launch of “Let’s Map Tobago” which allows stakeholders as well as visitors to upload photos of events, places and people. The project is supported across all social channels and is powered by Google.
Other activities announced at tourism fair were the Lime 365 Calendar of Events, the development of new tourism entities in Trinidad and Tobago to manage the tourism sector and efforts to secure increased and new airlift.
The annual World Travel Market brings together some 5,000 destinations, technology and private sector companies to exhibit and network with over 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, and international media, digital influencers, students and senior government officials.