Sunday 26 May, 2019

Tourism Trinidad in talks with three airlines to boost arrivals

Negotiations are underway with three new airlines to include Trinidad as part of their route when flying to the Caribbean and further conversations are being progressed with existing carriers to add new routes.

This is the report from Tourism Trinidad’s Destination Development Manager, Heidi Alert, who recently returned from a visit to “Routes Americas” the single largest commercial aviation event for the Americas and the Caribbean.

The event was held in Quebec City, Canada, from February 12-14.

A release from Trinidad Tourism Ltd Alert confirmed that the outcome of these negotiations are not likely to impact the country’s arrival figures for 2019, but are expected to significantly increase arrivals for 2020 and beyond.

Routes America brought together over 800 delegates, including 80 airlines, 300 airports and 50 tourism authorities in one central location, to discuss new market opportunities and current service enhancements with key decision makers and other influential aviation professionals from airlines, airport authorities and destination tourism boards. 

“The team held over 20 one-on-one meetings with Airlines and Airport Authorities from as near as the Dominican Republic to as far as China – all with a view to attracting them to destination Trinidad,” said Alert.

She was accompanied by Emmanuel Baah and Joanna Fridy of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Airlines agents and representatives.

 

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