Saturday 19 September, 2020

POS hotels booked solid for Carnival

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) is reporting that hotels in and around Port of Spain have been totally booked out for the Carnival season. 

The details come from a forum hosted by the Ministry of Tourism with local hoteliers. 

Some of the hotels reported having their Carnival slots booked since June last year. 

The group promised to continue working with the government to drive the growth of visitor arrivals in the off-peak months, especially for hotel properties outside of the capital city who have been impacted by the changes in the oil and gas sector. 

During his interaction with the hoteliers, Minister Mitchell reiterated his satisfaction at having an opportunity to meet the private sector on a regular basis. He mentioned that these occasions allow him to interact with hotel owners and directors, to discuss a broad range of issues and keep abreast of the latest developments. 

They also discussed implementation of Destination Trinidad’s brand identity, digital marketing initiatives, improved visitor safety and security programs, increased scrutiny of the Airbnb market in Trinidad, and activation of a compulsory certification program for the tourism industry. 

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