THA: Easter occupancy 60-80% in some hotels; CAL transported over 13,000

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) says that notwithstanding the challenges in the accommodation sector, some major and small properties in Tobago reported between 60 to 80 percent occupancy over the Easter weekend.

The THA says this included both international and domestic visitors to the destination.

In a statement issued Thursday, the THA Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation said that according to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), over 13,000 passengers were transported between Trinidad and Tobago during the “Easter peak period” of March 29 to April 02, 2018.

Trinidad benefits from Tobago's loss

The problems of the seabridge between Trinidad and Tobago has led some local vacationers to explore other vacation options in other countries said Brian Frontin, CEO, Trinidad Hotel Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA).

Tourism Ministry launches 'Go Trinbago' app

The Ministry of Tourism has launched a new app to help boost tourism in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Lime 365 Go Trinbago app was launched on Wednesday (March 28, 2018) in Tobago.

The app includes information on events across T&T as well as various sites and attractions, restaurants and accommodation facilities.

It is bilingual and allows users to develop a personal travel itinerary, review local places of interest, rate their experiences of tourism services, and recommend places of interests.

MV Britannia on 7th call to Tobago this season

The cruise ship MV Britannia has made its 7th and final call for the current cruise season to Tobago today, with 3,553 passengers on board.

The MV Britannia is the largest ship in P&O Cruises’ UK fleet with a capacity for 4,324 passengers and 1,398 crew members.

It made its maiden voyage to the island on December 14, 2017, and has brought 24,269 passengers to Tobago for the entire season.

Volcano site still closed to public

A small surface vent has started developing in the Devil’s Woodyard mud volcano which erupted on Carnival Tuesday spewing noxious gas and dirt some 20 feet in the air.

The volcano is still inaccessible to the public with police officers guarding the site 24/7.

In an interview, Stefon Harrypersad, a member the Geological Society of T&T, said the appearance of the vent is quite normal. He added that the GSTT team went back to the location on Saturday to continue mapping the site.