Two female tourists attacked in Tobago; Chief Secretary responds

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Kelvin Charles has strongly condemned the recent attacks on two British female tourists at Grafton Monday morning.

Police reports confirm that the attacks took place in the vicinity of Grafton Beach around 1:30 am on Monday 11th March, 2019.

The Chief Secretary, who returned yesterday from his trip to Germany for the ITB Berlin tourism and trade show, has expressed displeasure at the incidents and is extending sentiments of comfort and concern to the victims and their families.

Mitchell: Visitors enjoyed a safe Carnival

Tourism Minister, Randall Mitchell says the 2019 Carnival experience had by visitors to this country was significantly enhanced by the level of safety and security provided.

He said the warmth and friendliness of all citizens also had a positive impact on the destination’s image.

Minister Mitchell's remarks were made in the wake of what many, including the police, have described as the safest T&T Carnival in many years.

"Visitors enjoyed themselves at our well-maintained beaches, Carnival fetes and even our culture and cuisine," the minister said.

Tobago back at world's largest tourism and trade show

After being absent from ITB (Internationale Tourismus- Borse) Berlin, Germany in 2018, Tobago has returned to the world’s largest tourism and trade show in 2019 and has used the ITB platform to officially launch the new Tobago branding and imagery to the German market.

The German market is Tobago’s second largest tourism market behind the United Kingdom only.

THA team to promote tourism in Germany

To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly Chief Sec­re­tary Kelvin Charles and Sec­re­tary for Tourism, Cul­ture and Trans­porta­tion Na­dine Stew­art-Phillips left for Ger­many yes­ter­day to at­tend the In­ter­na­tionale Touris­mus-Borse (ITB) in Berlin, Ger­many.

Charles and Stew­art-Phillips will lead the team to the tourism con­fer­ence, along­side To­ba­go Tourism Agency CEO Louis Lewis and oth­er rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Di­vi­sion of Tourism, Cul­ture and Trans­porta­tion and the To­ba­go Tourism Agency Ltd.

Work continues on Maracas Beach facility

The Ministry of Tourism is advising the public that Phase 1 upgrade works are currently being carried out by NIDCO, on behalf of the Ministry of Works and Transport, at the Maracas Beach Facility.

It says that these works in progress include the transition to a new wastewater treatment plant located adjacent to the car park and the demolition of the old wastewater treatment plant located west of the Life Guard Building.

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.