• Maracas Beach
    Home to the famous Bake and Shark
  • Carnival
    The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Paradise
    Tobago’s picturesque Pigeon Point Beach
  • Petrochemical Sector
    Point Lisas Industrial Estate
  • Keshorn Walcott
    Trinidad and Tobago is home to many sporting legends
  • Tobago Golden Falls
    Dive into Heaven
  • The Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary
    Habitat of the Scarlet Ibis
  • SHIFTING HOTEL PARADIGM – ARE SMALL HOTELS READY?

    Tourism practitioners gathered on October 20 & 21, 2016 at the University Inn and Conference Centre, UWI St. Augustine Campus for the Fourth Encounter of the Inter-American and Caribbean Network of Small Hotels (INCAPH). This is the first time that an INCAPH Encounter was held in a Caribbean nation. Click photo to read more. 

  • CRUISING: A TOURISM GOLDMINE FOR T&T

    The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has positioned tourism as one of the industry pillars in its efforts to diversify our energy-dependent economy. Recognizing that the cruising is the most exciting and fastest growing segment of the travel industry throughout the world today, Trinidad and Tobago recently participated in the highly prestigious Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show in Puerto Rico which took place from September 26 to 30, 2016.

  • ECO-TOURISM DRAFT POLICY

    Ecotourism has often been associated with other forms of tourism such as nature tourism, adventure tourism or responsible tourism. The Ministry is in the process of developing an ecotourism policy. Click here for our draft policy and please submit your comments at touresearch@tourism.gov.tt. We’re always happy to hear what you think!

  • LAUNCH OF BUSINESS DATA ASPECT OF TOURISM SURVEY

    Minister Cudjoe commended the young persons who were specially trained as Enumerators to conduct face to face interviews with the stakeholders and expressed her sincerest thanks to them for their interest and passion in assisting the tourism sector reach its fullest potential.

  • TRINIDAD & TOBAGO WINS AT CTO TRAVEL MEDIA AWARDS

    Port of Spain, Trinidad, June 03, 2016 - Trinidad and Tobago won awards at this year's Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Travel  Media  Awards with journalists producing articles promoting travel to our twin island Republic earning two (2) of the top honours. The winners of the Media Awards were revealed at the exclusive Awards Luncheon during Caribbean Week celebrations today (Thursday June 02) at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York.

  • ESTABLISHMENT OF BLUE FLAG MARINE PARK

    Thirty five (35) students of the Hockett Baptist Primary School of Morvant got up close and personal with some of Trinidad and Tobago’s native marine animals at the Blue Flag Marine Park at Las Cuevas Beach on Friday April 29, 2016. Joining them at this initiative was the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe,the Minister of Tourism, who expressed “great excitement that children were able to learn about our marine wildlife and proper handling techniques”.

News & Events

International Online Travel Operators Visit T&T

Over 17 tour operators and online travel agents (OTA) from North America and the United Kingdom were in Trinidad and Tobago last week (October 09-14, 2016) to meet and interact with our local tourism and travel stakeholders so as to bring the destination closer to the massive international consumer base. The travel agents came from highly reputable companies such as Travel Advisor, Mot Mot Travel, Expedia, Booking.Com, Regatta Travel Solutions and Reef and Rainforest Tours.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Vidiah Ramkhelawan, stated that the visit by the online travel agents and tour operators is all part of our efforts to take tourism to a whole new level and harness the huge potential this area holds to grow our economy”. According to the UNWTO, the business volume of tourism equals or even surpasses that of oil exports, food products or automobiles.


Sugar Heritage Museum

The Sugar Heritage Village and Museum Project, located within the Brechin Castle compound in Couva, is aimed at capturing, archiving, preserving and showcasing the documented and remaining legacy of the sugar industry in Trinidad and Tobago. It also aims at re-creating a living legacy of the many traditions...

Maracas Beach Facility

Maracas Beach is the most popular and most frequented beach in Trinidad both for locals and visitors. The drive to Maracas offers a most scenic and spectacular view which enthrals our residents and international guests. The beach itself offers an exciting experience with the top-off of a bake and shark...

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 Development Company .
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