Tobago is now on the map – virtually, that is – after the highly anticipated Island View project went live in January 2018.
A joint marketing initiative between Virgin Atlantic and the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Island View allows residents and visitors to capture, share and discover the various experiences Tobago has to offer through the use of Google Street View technology.
Island View was previously announced at World Travel Market in London on November 6, 2017.
Students of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute are considering taking legal action against the institution.
The students are challenging a decision by the institute to significantly increase its tuition fees.
Those affected say fees have doubled for the next semester without justification.
Tobago has launched its 2017-2018 cruise season with a welcome event for the first ship of the season, Crystal Serenity.
The event was coordinated by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at the Port of Scarborough on Wednesday 15 November, 2017.
The ship saw a steady stream of passengers disembarking the vessel, enticed by the lively cultural showcase, which included the Tobago Ole Time Wedding procession, bele dancers and drummers.
Trinidad and Tobago can expect 23 cruise calls with passenger arrivals of some 60,958 persons for the 2017/2018 Cruise Ship Season.
The 2017/2018 Cruise Ship Season will be officially launched on Sunday.
The Ministry of Tourism says it has strengthened its marketing drive to encourage increased cruise calls to destination Trinidad and is putting in place measures to create an environment conducive to a more positive visitor experience and gaining a greater share of cruise visitor spend.
Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe ic carded to address the official launch.
Government and Sandals officials are soon to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the construction of a Sandals resort in Tobago.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and a team of Government ministers met with a delegation from Sandals Resorts Inc. led by founder Butch Stewart on Wednesday.
The meeting was held to continue discussions on the establishment of a Sandals and Beaches resort in Tobago, the Sandals Golden Grove Tobago Project.
Tobago West Member of Parliament, Shamfa Cudjoe has described as "vile and inhumane" attempts by some to tarnish her reputation by linking her to a pornographic video.
The video has been circulating online but the Cudjoe, who is also the Minister of Tourism, has made it clear that the video is not of her.
She issued the following statement on her Facebook page.
"It appears that my political opponents know no limits.