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The 21 Best Dive Resorts in the Caribbean

 We have long said that “you don’t need a dive resort to go diving in the Caribbean.” But it sure helps. A great dive resort is not the same for everyone; some want luxury; some want function; some want value. …

Tobago Is Adding More Hotel Rooms

 Tobago is expanding its hotel stock. The island’s House of Assembly has purchased two properties at Sanctuary and Manta Lodge, according to Tourism Secretary Tracy Davidson-Celestine. The pair of properties will add 160 rooms to the island’s hotel stock. “Works on …

Trinidad and Tobago Showing Very Strong Tourism Growth

 Trinidad and Tobago is having a very solid year for tourism growth, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The twin-island republic has posted a 7.7 percent growth in arrivals through September data reported to the CTO, among …

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 A group of countries including the Dominican Republic, Canada and India are looking to expand trade with Trinidad and Tobago. Dominican Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Dr Jose Serulle Ramia, in a visit with Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon this week, …

 We’ve always said that the best beach in the Caribbean is the one you’re on right now. But some beaches are that much more special — the ones that repay great journeys. But what makes a great beach? Is it the …

 The latest Caribbean Underwater was sent in by CJ reader Renata Tomanova, who sent in this shot of tube sponges in the seas around the Tobago Cays in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Did you take a great photo of …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …