THA chief sec: Tobago’s Beyond Ordinary tagline vindicated

The po­lit­i­cal leader of the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) To­ba­go Coun­cil and chief sec­re­tary of the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) Kelvin Charles says the use of the Be­yond Or­di­nary tagline for Des­ti­na­tion To­ba­go has been vin­di­cat­ed as the slo­gan is short­list­ed for an in­ter­na­tion­al and tourism and trav­el award.

Tourism stakeholders not optimistic of change

Tourism stake­hold­ers in Trinidad say too much tur­bu­lence in the tourism sec­tor has un­der­mined the in­dus­try over the years. Here are some stake­hold­er re­ac­tions to the ap­point­ment of Howard Chin Lee as chair­man of Tourism Trinidad Ltd and the re­moval of Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong from the post.

Denise Ale­ong-Thomas - Pres­i­dent, Small Tourism Ac­com­mo­da­tion Own­ers of T&T

Penny sacked, Chin Lee new Tourism boss

For­mer Tourism Howard Chin Lee is now chair­man for Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL) fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Miss Uni­verse 1977, Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong-Chow.

In a re­lease to­day, the Tourism Min­istry an­nounced Chin Lee's ap­point­ment, as well as eight new board mem­bers. The di­rec­tors will serve for two years.

Penny threatened with lawsuit over Campbell’s dismissal

Lawyers for for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Tourism Trinidad Lim­ited Camille Camp­bell have is­sued a pre- ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter to chair­man of the com­pa­ny, Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong, de­mand­ing that she re­in­state Camp­bell and that Com­mis­siong is­sue an apol­o­gy to the for­mer CEO.

Penny meets Tourism Trinidad staff

Chair­man of the board of Tourism Trinidad Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong is to meet with the com­pa­ny's staff at 11 am to­day to of­fi­cial­ly in­form them of the shake-up at the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

On Mon­day, Com­mis­siong fired the CEO of the Tourism Trinidad Ltd Camille Camp­bell af­ter just six months on the job. This has led to con­fu­sion at the State board and sev­er­al di­rec­tors have ob­ject­ed to the de­ci­sion to fire the CEO.

Tourism can save T&T’s economy - analyst

As T&T record­ed sharp de­clines in tourist ar­rivals and the third weak­est tourism record in the Caribbean for 2019, se­nior tourism an­a­lyst Kevon Wil­son is call­ing on the Gov­ern­ment to pay more fo­cus to the sec­tor say­ing it has the po­ten­tial to save T&T’s floun­der­ing econ­o­my.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia dur­ing a me­dia fa­mil­iari­sa­tion tour of Do­mini­ca, Wil­son, said there were many tourist at­trac­tions in T&T which were un­der­de­vel­oped.