Trinidad and Tobago Courts Tourists From Dutch Caribbean

Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Trinidad and Tobago is looking to court more visitors from around the Caribbean region, aiming to attract around 2,800 regional visitors in the coming months, according to the government.

Earlier this month, the country’s Tourism Development Company embarked on a tourism mission to the Dutch Caribbean, beginning in Curacao and concluding in Aruba.

The purpose of the mission was to capitalize on new charter services and “arrest the decline in tourist arrivals from the region,” the government said.

The mission included a trade show with local tour operators and a business forum.

Several charter firms, including Estellair, Just Go Tours and Amral’s Travel recently launched new flight services to Trinidad.

“The TDC’s role is to ensure the return leg of these charter services from Curacao and Aruba are filled to capacity,” said Acting CEO of the TDC, Yolande Selman. “To this end the TDC has partnered with the charter companies and we are acting expeditiously to engage an aggressive programme of promotions in preparation for the upcoming Carnival and Easter vacation period.”