Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles and Secretary for Tourism, Culture and Transportation Nadine Stewart-Phillips left for Germany yesterday to attend the Internationale Tourismus-Borse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany.
Charles and Stewart-Phillips will lead the team to the tourism conference, alongside Tobago Tourism Agency CEO Louis Lewis and other representatives from the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation and the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd.
Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles said he was tremendously disappointed at the decision by Sandals to withdraw plans for a hotel in Tobago.
In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Charles said: “This is a tremendous blow to our tourism thrust, which is one of the intended drivers of the Tobago economy.”
Sunwing Tours has confirmed an existing agreement with the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to commence operations with its Toronto to Tobago flight from December 2018.
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles says Sunwing is presenting a golden opportunity for Tobago, given its expanded operations that include tour operations, airline operations and hotel operations.
Sunwing is a key partner in the Rex chain of properties in the Caribbean, which also includes Rex Turtle Beach Hotel, Tobago.
Motorists, commuters and students of the Bishop's High School will soon benefit from the multi-use surface being constructed by the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE).
It forms a part of the traffic management plan for the Mt. Marie area; the surface will allow for the lengthening of queue lines towards a freer flow of traffic.
The Division says parking for parents and a space for recreation are an added benefit.
The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) says that come September, motorists and commuters are likely to experience easy access to the new Scarborough Roman Catholic School when the access road, Smithfield Connector is complete.
The THA says this new road will provide an alternative route to the school from Claude Noel Highway via Mt. Marie Road.
It is purposed to reduce congestion in the Mt. Marie and Smithfield school zone.