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Cyclists Set for Tour of Tobago

 A major Caribbean race By the Caribbean Journal staff More than 300 cyclists from around the world are heading to Tobago next week for the Tobago International Cycling Classic, including the “Tour of Tobago.” The wider event, which begins Sept. …

A New Tourism Minister in Trinidad and Tobago

 New appointee by incoming government By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has another new top tourism official. The country’s new government has appointed Shamfa Cudjoe as its new Minister of Tourism. Cudjoe was most recently assistant director of …

CARICOM Sending Observer Mission for Trinidad Elections

 Mission to oversee Sept. 7 vote By Dana NilandCJ Contributor CARICOM has announced it will mount an Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7. The Chief of Mission is …

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 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from and …

 Major growth for sector in twin-island republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is reporting significant growth in cruise tourism, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 44,949 cruise passengers in the first six …

 A tourism boom  By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Trinidad and Tobago is surging. The country reported 222,946 stay over tourist arrivals in the first six months of 2015, up 9.3 percent compared to the same period in 2014. That …

 Sustainable tourism on the agenda By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Directorate of Sustainable Tourism of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) this week for the 26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism. In his inaugural address, Secretary General …

 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor High-level tourism officials and representatives from key regional and international organizations will gather in Port-of-Spain on July 22 and 23 for the 26th Meeting of the Special Committee on …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Tobago has just commissioned four new solar powered Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems. These devices will be used to alert the public of disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. At a commissioning …

 Above: the Bacolet Beach Club By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago’s Bacolet Beach Club has completed a major expansion project. The boutique hotel has added 15 new marble-tiled suites, along with a new infinity pool on the hotel’s private bay. …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago is looking to expand and develop its creative and cultural industries. The island’s residents are being urged to “develop a skill and take advantage of the many opportunities being offered …

 Above: Trinidad (Caribbean Journal Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is seeing very strong growth in tourism so far in 2015, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island republic counted 155,671 stayover arrivals in the first …

 Above; Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Tobago losing its beaches? That’s the warning from Orville London, chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, who was speaking at a recent address in Tobago on change adaptation. …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago is looking to step up its competitiveness in the cruise ship market, according to Oscar Brathwaite, administrator of the island’s division of tourism and transportation. While the island’s location to …

 Above: Maracas Beach in Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean’s happiest country, according to the latest edition of the World Happiness Report. The report, which is published by the United Nations’ Sustainable …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is reporting a surge in tourism from the United States, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company. In the first quarter of 2015, the twin-island state …

 Above: the Soca Warriors in action By the Caribbean Journal staff The Soca Warriors are on top of the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago’s national football team sits atop the region in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which was released this …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to expand tourism, Grenada is looking close to home. The country is hosting a series of promotional activities in Trinidad and Tobago this week, including two travel agent …