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Trinidadian wins Caribbean Baking Awards

Tourism Trinidad extends its heartfelt congratulations to Dexter Cambridge and his team for their outstanding victory in the first annual Caribbean Baking Awards Wine & Cake Tasting Showcase Competition. Their award-winning cake, ‘Queen of Bacchanal,’ not only showcased exceptional skill and creativity but also beautifully captured the vibrant spirit of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival culture.

This prestigious win underscores our rich culinary heritage and strengthens our position as a leading destination for food-focused tourism. As Tourism Trinidad intensifies its focus on festivals in 2024, highlighting fashion, music, and the culinary arts, this victory serves as a source of inspiration and pride.

Cricket World Cup 2024 starts 100 days countdown

The countdown is on! With just 100 days until the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 kicks off, Tourism Trinidad has joined in igniting the celebrations with a Launch Activation at the C3 Centre in San Fernando.

This event, held on Thursday 22nd February, marked a global milestone as the West Indies and the USA prepare to host the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever.

The 100-days-to-go milestone also sees the launch of the tournament’s official campaign film, “Out of this World.”

Community Based Tourism Workshops Resume

The fifth iteration of the Ministry of Tourism Culture and the Arts, Community-Based Tourism (CBT) Enterprise Workshops has begun.

January 17th marked the beginning of a 3-day workshop done in collaboration with Tourism Trinidad and NEDCO to train tourism stakeholders in the Princes Town community on how to launch and develop CBT Enterprises.

This workshop also coincides with the commemoration of Princes Town Day on January 19, 2024.

RFP Document – Provision of Overseas Public Relations & Marketing Services for The European Market

INVITATION TO TENDER

Tourism Trinidad invites suitably qualified and experienced consultants to submit sealed tender proposals for the Provision of Overseas Public Relations & Marketing Services for The European Market for Trinidad.

TENDER DOCUMENTS

Interested companies are required to download an electronic copy of the Tender Bid Document from:

https://tourismtrinidad.tt/wpcontent/uploads/2024/01/2024001-Request-For-Proposal-for-the-Provision-of-Overseas-Marketing-Reps-Europe.pdf

BID SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2024 JANUARY 31st at 3:00 PM AST.

TENDER SUBMISSION

Tenders containing all material that the Tenderer wishes to have considered as part of its Tender shall be emailed to rfp@visittrinidad.co.tt

Two separate files are to be uploaded (Technical and Commercial whereby the Commercial File must be encrypted with a password which shall be provided at a later date upon request).

Enquiries, clarifications and further information regarding this tender should be emailed to rfp@visittrinidad.co.tt

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED

Request for Proposal (RFP) For the Provision of Overseas Public Relations & Marketing Services for United States of America

INVITATION TO TENDER

Tourism Trinidad invites suitably qualified and experienced consultants to submit sealed tender proposals for the Provision of Overseas Public Relations & Marketing Services for United States of America for Trinidad.

TENDER DOCUMENTS

Interested companies are required to download an electronic copy of the Tender Bid Document from:

https://tourismtrinidad.tt/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/2023001-Request-For-Proposal-for-the-Provision-of-Overseas-Marketing-Reps-USA.pdf

BID SUBMISSION DEADLINE
2024 January 23rd at 3:00 PM AST

TENDER SUBMISSION

Tenders containing all material that the Tenderer wishes to have considered as part of its Tender shall be emailed to RFP@visittrinidad.co.tt. Two separate files are to be uploaded (Technical and Commercial whereby the Commercial File must be encrypted with a password which shall be provided at a later date upon request).

Enquiries, clarifications and further information regarding this tender should be emailed to rfp@visittrinidad.co.tt.

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED

Revolutionising Tourism Transactions through Digital Payments

Tourism Trinidad, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC), hosted a workshop to introduce cashless payment methods to local travel tourism merchants to catalyse a shift in the way the sector conducts business.

The workshop, held at One FinTech Avenue, the FinTech innovation centre, attracted tourism stakeholders from tour guides, community tourism organisations, hoteliers, and regional corporations to local craft organisations. It provided insights into the advantages of digital payment solutions and their potential to enhance visitor experiences and improve tourism business.

Twenty thousand plus passengers arrive since start of cruise season 23-24

As the MSC Seaside made its inaugural visit to the Port of Port of Spain on Thursday 14th December, visitor arrivals from cruise ships this season passed the twenty thousand mark. Tourism Trinidad welcomes the influx of travellers set to explore the rich culture and culinary delights of our destination. Marking the 18th call thus far for the 2023-2024 season, this arrival signifies the continued interest and appeal of Trinidad as a prime cruise stop.

The MSC Seaside’s visit brings Trinidad to an impressive overall tally of 21,011 and 6,690 crew members to our shores since the start of the 2023-2024 season in October. Among these, an estimated 13,800 passengers have disembarked, with 25 percent opting for curated organized tours, creating deeper engagement and exploration of our landscapes, food and cultural treasures.

Building upon the achievements of the 2022-2023 season, initial projections indicate that approximately 88,000 passengers and 30,000 crew will visit on Trinidad’s shores for 2023-2024’s season, ushering in an influx of economic opportunities and cultural immersion for local businesses. This represents an estimated 81 percent increase in passengers from last season.

Tourism Trinidad drives investment and enhancement in accommodation sector

Tourism Trinidad distributed cheques to six properties that concluded works under the last cycle of the Tourism Accommodation Upgrade Project (TAUP) marking a significant stride in bolstering Trinidad’s tourism infrastructure. TAUP is an initiative, aimed at fortifying the tourism accommodation sector exemplifying government’s commitment to elevating Trinidad’s tourism offerings.

In the just concluded cycle six properties were able to benefit. Cara Hotels, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Par-May-La’s Inn, Royal Hotel, Sundeck Suites, and Tradewinds Hotel successfully completed their respective enhancement endeavours, augmenting their appeal and quality.

TTL Embraces M.I.C.E. Tourism to Boost Economy and Enhance Destination Appeal

For the period January to September 2022 there were 16,739 persons entering the country for business and conferences. For the corresponding period in 2023 this figure is 25,393. A fifty-two percent increase. According to CSO, total visitor expenditure of business travellers for 2022 was TT$221,182.

Tourism Trinidad is continuing its extended focus on embracing MICE or Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions tourism to enhance our tourism product and stimulate economic growth. This marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to position Trinidad as the premier destination in the English-speaking Caribbean for small to medium conferences.

MICE tourism is a dynamic sector with the potential to drive economic activity in the tourism industry. As we recognize the immense opportunities this type of tourism presents, Trinidad is taking bold steps to continue catering to and attracting this segment and reap its benefits.

More planters for community tourism organisations

In the spirit of this year’s Caribbean Tourism Month theme, “One Caribbean: Investing in Our People, Protecting Our Planet, Prosperity for All,” Tourism Trinidad did its second handover of rum casks that will be given a new lease of life as planters for various community groups.

A big thank you to Angostura Limited for donating these casks and to our community tourism organizations – Brasso Seco Tourism Action Committee, Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project, Beausejour Community Council, Patna Village Committee on Sustainable Community Development, and Princes Town Regional Corporation for their commitment to sustainability.

This initiative perfectly embodies the essence of World Tourism Day and Caribbean Tourism Month, underlining the importance of investing in our people, caring for our planet, and ensuring prosperity for all.

Keep an eye out for updates on how these repurposed casks are sprouting with greenery, turning our communities into eco-friendly paradises!