Tobago has been admitted to the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), an international organisation formed by prominent cities and tourism-related institutions that serves as a platform for its members to share experiences and best practices towards the building of their destination brands.
It came at the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2018, in Qingdao, China.
Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell, who led a delegation to the summit, expressed enthusiasm to embrace city tourism.
The 2017-2018 cruise season is setting up to be the most successful in terms of passenger arrivals in Tobago’s history, Tobago tourism officials have said.
By the time the season closes next month, Tobago is projected to have received close to 80,000 cruise passengers.
It’s an increase of over 236 percent from the 2016-2017 season, when 23,821 cruise passengers visited the island.
Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation Nadine Stewart-Phillips said this is “great news” for the island, which is working to stimulate growth in the tourism industry.