Temporary Closure of Beach Facilities

The Ministry of Tourism wishes to advise of the immediate temporary closure to the public of the following Beach Facilities under its direct responsibility, namely, Maracas Beach Facility, Las Cuevas Beach Facility, Manzanilla Beach Facility and the Vessigny Beach Facility.

This decision has been taken following Government’s recommended guidelines and guidance arising out of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Ministry regrets any inconvenience caused. However, the Ministry is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all users of the Facilities at our tourism sites and your protection remains our highest priority.

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National Tourism Policy

Cabinet agreed to the establishment of a Tourism Policy Development Committee (TPDC) for the revision of the National Tourism Policy (2010). The Committee comprises 12 persons including four (4) representatives from Tobago. The members of the Committee are experts in tourism and related fields including: Policy and Planning, Arts and Culture, Sports Management and Promotion, and Hospitality and Management.

Optimal Suite of Tourism Incentives

The Ministry of Tourism has identified the need to provide a competitive suite of niche-specific tourism incentives that align with the National Tourism Policy of Trinidad and Tobago of 2010 and the Tourism Roadmap for Tourism Sector Development for the period 2016-2020. A series of activities are on-going which includes soliciting constant feedback from stakeholder groups who will ultimately benefit from these incentives.

TAUP And Other Incentives

In addition to the Tourism Development Act, the Ministry offers other attractive tourism tax incentives. The Tourism Accommodation Upgrade Project (TAUP)  is an incentive which provides a partial reimbursable grant for approved upgrade work done to accommodation facilities in both Trinidad and Tobago.

Welcome to the Ministry of Tourism, of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

We serve as a catalyst to help make Trinidad and Tobago a premier tourist destination.
Policy and strategic intervention are our key tools. Our other tools, while not as conspicuous are crucial,

like conducting research, monitoring and evaluating trends, and partnering with industry stakeholders.

We also help build awareness of the tourism industry.
The implementation arm of the ministry is the Tourism Destination Marketing and Product Development Company.
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