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  • GALLEONS PASSAGE TO BOOST DOMESTIC TOURISM

    Tourism Minister the Hon. Randall Mitchell says domestic tourism got a big boost today with the official introduction of the Galleons Passage on the inter-island ferry service. The Ministry of Tourism expects a resurgence in inter-island tourism to result from a service that is affordable, convenient, comfortable and reliable.
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  • MARACAS BEACH GETS NEW FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

    The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce that the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) has been selected to provide facilities management services at the Maracas Beach Facility. Minister of Tourism, Randall Mitchell noted, “UDeCOTT’s expertise in providing facilities management services will ensure that visitors and citizens alike will benefit.."

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  • WORLD TOURISM DAY

    Today, Thursday 27th September, Trinidad and Tobago joins the international community to celebrate World Tourism Day 2018. This year’s theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”, recognises the rapidly changing face of the tourism industry and the opportunities to be derived from this technological revolution. 

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  • MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND LOK JACK GSB PARTNER ON DIGITAL TRENDS IN TOURISM SEMINAR

    “Be consistent with your product offering….avoid situations that have the potential to damage your brand and take every opportunity to increase your brand awareness”. These were some of the parting words from Michelle Connell, Facilitator of the Digital Trends in Tourism Seminar to the participants, many of whom were representatives of the various stakeholder bodies and entities in the local Tourism Industry. 

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  • TOBAGO JOINS THE WORLD TOURISM CITIES FEDERATION

    A delegation led by the Honourable Randall Mitchell, M.P., Minister of Tourism attended the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2018, which took place Friday 7th to Saturday 8th September 2018 in Qingdao, China. The event marked Tobago’s admission to the WTCF, an international organisation formed by prominent cities and tourism-related institutions. 

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  • MARACAS BEACH VENDORS RECEIVE KEYS TO NEW VENDING BOOTHS 

    Eight vendors were presented with the keys to their new booths at the Maracas Beach Facility by Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. These vendors had previously been displaced from locations in the Facility’s car park to facilitate ongoing upgrades. 

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  • ECOTOURISM POLICY

    The Ministry of Tourism is currently developing an Ecotourism Sub-policy which provides a framework to guide the development of Ecotourism in Trinidad and Tobago in a sustainable manner. We wish to hear from you and therefore we invite you to provide your feedback, comments, suggestions and recommendations to the Ministry of Tourism. Please click the link below to view the draft policy. Comments can be submitted to us via email at  touresearch@tourism.gov.tt.

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  • The Ministry of Tourism is in the process of developing a Community Based Tourism policy to facilitate the development and growth of this niche. We wish to hear from you and therefore we invite you to provide your feedback, comments, suggestions and recommendations to the Ministry of Tourism. Click link below for our draft policy and please submit your comments at touresearch@tourism.gov.tt.

    Click here for Community Based Tourism Policy (Draft)

News & Events

FCCA FOUNDATION 2018 CHILDREN’S ESSAY CONTEST

Theme - "WHAT CULTURAL ASPECT OF MY COUNTRY SHOULD CRUISE PASSENGERS EXPERIENCE?”

The FCCA orchestrates this competition to further educate FCCA destination partners’ youth by learning and thinking about the cruise industry’s impact, along with their destinations’ and citizens’ roles in it, while also prompting practical problem solving.

There are two divisions—Junior (12 years and under) and Senior (13-16 years). Deadline for entries is August 17th, 2018.All entries are to be sent to santokhiek@tourism.gov.tt or drop off at the Ministry's head office. Click here for the Entry Form and Guidelines!


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.

Stay To Get Away

It's never been simpler - book a tour to fun and exciting destinations within Trinidad and Tobago or simply take advantage of the specials at our hotels and bed and breakfast properties. 

 

Tourism Baseline Survey

Given the Ministry’s mandate to develop Trinidad and Tobago's tourism industry to realize its full potential the primary responsibility therefore, with respect to the national economy, is to contribute significantly to the key priority areas of Economic Growth, Job Creation, Competitiveness and Innovation.

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.
Information for visitors to Trinidad and Tobago can be found on the website.

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