Tobago has been admitted to the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), an international organisation formed by prominent cities and tourism-related institutions that serves as a platform for its members to share experiences and best practices towards the building of their destination brands.
It came at the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2018, in Qingdao, China.
Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell, who led a delegation to the summit, expressed enthusiasm to embrace city tourism.
He noted that industry trends are showing that, “tourists are drawn in growing numbers to the vibrancy, excitement and diversity on offer in cities worldwide”.
Mitchell reiterated the intention announced by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley during his official visit to China in May of this year, to ease visa restrictions on citizens of China wishing to visit Trinidad and Tobago.
Prior to the Qingdao Summit, Minister Mitchell visited the capital city of Beijing.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador to China, Stephen Seedansingh Jr., joined the delegation to attend a meeting between Minister Mitchell and Vice-Mayor Mr. Wang Ning on matters of mutual cooperation.