The Tourism Education Programme

The Tourism Education Programme is an initiative aimed at educating Primary and School Students about the importance of Tourism in achieving the sustainable development of Trinidad and Tobago. The curriculum focuses on building youth awareness on the benefits of the Industry and of those that integrate tourism activities, with the aim of transforming attitudes and perceptions about the Tourism Industry.

During school visits students participate in a PowerPoint presentation customized to their age group (inclusive of a presentation discussing Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination or CAPE topics). The presentation topics include:

  • What is Tourism
  • What is a Tourist and the different types of tourists
  • The Role of the Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Trinidad Limited and the Tobago,House of Assembly, Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation
  • The importance of Tourism- Social, Economic and Environmental
  • Eight (8) Sectors of Tourism f. The Role “YOU” can play in Tourism
  • Niche Tourism
The students are the given a quiz on the presentation where they are encouraged to participate and are awarded for correct responses.The presentation is interactive and students are encouraged to ask questions and give their own examples while each topic is discussed.

The Tourism Education Programme is also available during the July/August vacation. The Ministry of Tourism has also partnered with the Ministry of Culture and Community Development to be part of their “Culture Camps”.

The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating more than 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on cruise operations, tourism development, ports, tour operations, safety, security and other cruise industry issues.

The topic for this year’s contest is “Many cruise guest want to experience destinations “like a local,” so what are some of the things you see and do which can give guest an authentic taste of your destination and its unique culture?” The competition will be conducted in two categories; a Junior Division for children ages 12years and under and a Senior Division for children ages 13-16 years.

The FCCA has advised that the first, second and third place winners in each category and their individual schools will receive US$3000, $1500 and $1000 respectively. The deadline date for submissions to the Ministry of Tourism is no later than Monday July 6th, 2020.

All entries should be submitted to:

Mrs. Kavita Santokhie-Ramrattan
Tourism Education Officer
Ministry of Tourism
Levels 8-9, Tower C, Waterfront Complex

Click here for the Entry Form
Click here for the Guidelines and Regulations