Thursday 23 November, 2017

Virgin Atlantic to help promote Tobago

From left: A representative from Virgin Atlantic, Louis Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Tobago Tourism Agency, Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips, Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Tobago House of Assembly, the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Lizzy Davis, Content Creator, Virgin Atlantic.

From left: A representative from Virgin Atlantic, Louis Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Tobago Tourism Agency, Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips, Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Tobago House of Assembly, the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Lizzy Davis, Content Creator, Virgin Atlantic.

Virgin Atlantic has announced a new initiative to help to promote Tobago. 

The initiative, Let's Map Tobago, will encourage stakeholders as well as visitors to upload photos of events, places and people. The project is supported across all social channels and is powered by Google.

The project was announced by Virgin Atlantic’s Content Creator, Lizzy Davis, at a press conference during World Travel Market (WTM) 2017.

Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, is leading the Trinidad and Tobago delegation at the prestigious tourism trade show World Travel Market (WTM) that is presently taking place at ExCel, London from November 6-8.

In her address to the media, Cudjoe shared that destination Trinidad and Tobago is now reborn, refocused and ready to do business as the
Government is refocusing its efforts on the development of the tourism sector.

She said: “We are developing all of our offerings and getting ready to welcome the Brix Hotel which is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, and in Tobago, we are getting ready for Sandals”.

Cudjoe also highlighted the excitement and vibrancy of destination Trinidad and Tobago with its wide-ranging cultural and biodiversity tourism products.

Also speaking at the press conference was the Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips, who invited the international media representatives present to visit Trinidad and Tobago to experience

Destination T&T’s theme at WTM 2017 is “Live the Culture”. Stewart-Phillips also explained the reasons for Tobago’s focus on cultural
tourism, stating that the Tobago House of Assembly recently merged the departments of culture with tourism and transportation.

Travel for cultural heritage’s spend is also more," she said. 

Other activities announced at World Travel Market were the Lime 365 Calendar of Events, the development of new tourism entities in Trinidad and Tobago to manage the tourism sector and efforts to secure increased and new airlift.

Held annually, World Travel Market brings together almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies to exhibit and network with over 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, and international media, digital influencers, students and senior Government Officials.

Other members of the Trinidad and Tobago delegation include Louis Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of the Tobago Tourism Agency, senior executives from the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation of the Tobago House of Assembly, the Ministry of Tourism’s Senior Promotions Officer and Corporate Communications Officer as well as local hoteliers and tour service providers.