Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Tourism Makes Provisional Arrangements for Management of Local Tourism Sector
Port of Spain, Trinidad – August 17, 2017 – Tourism stakeholders and the general public are hereby advised that the Tourism Development Company (TDC) has, without prejudice, ceased operations. Effective Monday August 21, 2017, the Ministry of Tourism will manage the following tourism portfolios previously under the remit of the TDC on an interim basis:
- Tourism Investment and Incentives
- Cruise Passenger Visitor Services
- Airport Visitor Information Services
- Sites and Attractions – Maracas Beach Facility, Las Cuevas Beach Facility, Vessigny Beach Facility, Manzanilla Beach Facility and the La Brea Pitch Lake
In March 2017, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago renewed its commitment to boost the tourism sector as part of the country’s diversification thrust. The Cabinet, to this end, made a decision to create three (3) separate entities to drive the local tourism sector forward.
- The Tourism Trinidad Destination Management Company Limited (Tourism Trinidad)
- The Tobago Tourism Agency
- Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Regulatory and Licensing Authority
Persons requiring any tourism related services are kindly requested to contact the Ministry of Tourism’s Stakeholder Relations Unit at 625-0963/624-1403 Ext. 227 and 251 or email [email protected].
Trinidad and Tobago remains one of the most unspoilt tourist destinations within the Caribbean; blessed with a uniquely diverse culture that is reflected in an array of mouth watering culinary delights and riveting heritage traditions. These three (3) entities are intended to act as catalysts for the sustained development of Trinidad and Tobago’s tourism sector and present us all with a unique opportunity to move our tourism product forward in new and exciting ways.
For more information, contact:
Corporate Communications Unit
Phone: (868) 624-1403 Ext. 248
ABOUT THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM
The Ministry of Tourism is responsible for tourism policy development, awareness, catalysing and facilitating growth of the tourism sector, encouraging investment in the sector, building stakeholder partnerships and monitoring trends in the industry.