Two T&T beach towns voted among Caribbean's most charming

Two districts in Trinidad and Tobago have been voted among the most charming beach towns in the Caribbean.

They are Maracas Bay in Trinidad and Castara Bay in Tobago.

The votes came via a survey by which invited more than 300 travel writers, social media influencers and in-the-know travel professionals to name their favorite beach destinations in the region.

The respondents were asked to identify their favorite charming towns or villages after which the votes were added to determine the final 20 destinations.

Griffith, tourism stakeholders discuss measures to protect tourists

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has held stakeholder talks with senior representatives of three national tourism stakeholder organizations given the influx of tourist destined for T&T for the Carnival 2019 season.

Police say the meeting, in keeping with Griffith’s commitment to engage with stakeholders in the ongoing fight against crime, took place on Wednesday 6th February at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

Tourists robbed, assaulted while sunbathing

To­ba­go po­lice are prob­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the rob­bery and as­sault of a va­ca­tion­ing Cana­di­an cou­ple in Black Rock last Sat­ur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Ian Rod­er­ick Mc Mullin, 63, and Neena Mc Mullin, 65, of New Brunswick, were sun­bathing at Grafton Beach when the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

The cou­ple told po­lice they saw two men sit­ting a short dis­tance away but they lat­er fell asleep. How­ev­er, Mc Mullin said he was awok­en by his wife's screams and he saw a masked man, dressed in a hood­ie stand­ing over her.

T&T wins three regional travel & tourism awards

Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) has won the Caribbean’s Leading Airline Award for the 10th consecutive year and the Caribbean’s Leading Airline Brand Award for the third consecutive year, while Tobago’s Coco Reef Resort & Spa has won Caribbean Leading Hotel Award for the 15th consecutive year.

The winners of the World Travel Awards 2019 (Caribbean and North America) were announced during a Gala Event at Sandals Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica on Monday evening.

Close to 4,000 tourists visit aboard MSC Preziosa

Close to 4,000 cruise passengers arrived in Trinidad today as the MSC Preziosa made its fourth call on the port of Port-of-Spain.

The passengers, many of whom came from Europe, Guadeloupe, Martinique and other countries, were greeted with the soca songs played by a DJ.

A statement by the Tourism Ministry says that four French students from St George’s College, Barataria, provided translation services as about 712 of the 3,595 visitors went on pre-booked tours to popular places of interest, while there were an estimated 500 privately arranged tours.

Mitchell commends Patrice Roberts on patriotic song

Minister of Tourism Randall Mitchell has met with soca artiste, Patrice Roberts whose song, “This is the place” and its accompanying video are generating interest for destination Trinidad and Tobago.

The patriotic song, which was written by Jason “Shaft” Bishop, highlights the various tourist sites and attractions, including Maracas Beach and the Temple in the Sea, with breath-taking views.

Minister Mitchell commended Roberts for her "timely and appropriate song" during today’s meeting.

Mitchell tours work at Maracas Bay

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell, visited Maracas Beach today to get a first-hand view of works underway following Monday’s commencement of Udecott’s administration and management of the facilities there, a statement by the ministry said.

A Facilities Management Contract (FMC) between the Ministry of Tourism and Udecott was signed on December 24, 2018.

Minister Mitchell said he was confident the restoration and upgrades to the beach facilities will be completed to the satisfaction of all.

New security measures for tourists

The Ministry of Tourism has announced that new security measures are to be implemented to ensure the safety of all tourists, including cruise passengers, who visit this country.

It says that agreement on the measures was reached during a meeting on Monday involving the Minister of Tourism, Randall Mitchell, National Security Minister Stuart Young and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Glenda Jennings-Smith.