Tobago

Tobago Jazz in photos: Jazz in the East

The Tobago Jazz Experience brought the Speyside Recreation Ground to life on Saturday night with “Jazz in the East”, where local and regional acts thrilled a large and expectant crowd.

Headlining the night were reggae crooner Tarrus Riley and his fellow Jamaican, dancehall star Tanya Stephens.

Here are some photos released by the THA Department of Information.

(i) A young Katzenjammers pannist gets his time in the spotlight during their early performance.

Three Tobago fishermen missing

Three Tobago fishermen are missing at sea.

According to reports, the men departed Lambeau beach on Monday and were expected to return on Tuesday.

However, they are yet to reappear.

A senior Coast Guard official confirmed that the owner of the vessel reported it missing. He added that exercises to locate the missing fishermen have been futile.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

 

Tobago forecasts 236% increase in tourist arrivals this season

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.

Chamber: Galleons Passage is a retrograde step for Tobago

Ther Chamber of Industry and Commerce is expressing concern over the collapse of the ferry service between Trinidad and Tobago and says the Galleons Passage is a retrograde step for Tobago.

The Chamber issued a statement on the seabridge problems, on Monday.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (TTCIC) is extremely concerned by what is now an almost-total collapse of the ferry service between the two islands.

THA: Easter occupancy 60-80% in some hotels; CAL transported over 13,000

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) says that notwithstanding the challenges in the accommodation sector, some major and small properties in Tobago reported between 60 to 80 percent occupancy over the Easter weekend.

The THA says this included both international and domestic visitors to the destination.

In a statement issued Thursday, the THA Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation said that according to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), over 13,000 passengers were transported between Trinidad and Tobago during the “Easter peak period” of March 29 to April 02, 2018.

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