Tourism

Tobago businesses uncomfortable with THA borrowing money on international market

Tobago businesses say they are concerned about the Tobago House of Assembly now having the ability to borrow money on the international market, and cannot endorse it.

That’s the word from Diane Hadad, of the Tobago arm of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

During the recent presentation of the 2020 Budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that the Tobago House of Assembly would now have the ability to raise financing for Tobago development projects via bonds worth some US$300 million.

Apple Leisure Group to take over management of Magdelena Grand Resort

American travel and hospitality conglomerate apple leisure group is close to expanding its footprint with a possible take over of the Magdelena grand beach and golf resort in Tobago.

During a post-budget meeting today, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that an agreement is being finalized with one of the group's subsidiaries.

Its a move he says could boost the tourism sector on the island.

Reporter: Jesse Ramdeo

THA chief sec: Tobago’s Beyond Ordinary tagline vindicated

The po­lit­i­cal leader of the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) To­ba­go Coun­cil and chief sec­re­tary of the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) Kelvin Charles says the use of the Be­yond Or­di­nary tagline for Des­ti­na­tion To­ba­go has been vin­di­cat­ed as the slo­gan is short­list­ed for an in­ter­na­tion­al and tourism and trav­el award.

Tourism stakeholders not optimistic of change

Tourism stake­hold­ers in Trinidad say too much tur­bu­lence in the tourism sec­tor has un­der­mined the in­dus­try over the years. Here are some stake­hold­er re­ac­tions to the ap­point­ment of Howard Chin Lee as chair­man of Tourism Trinidad Ltd and the re­moval of Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong from the post.

Denise Ale­ong-Thomas - Pres­i­dent, Small Tourism Ac­com­mo­da­tion Own­ers of T&T

Penny sacked, Chin Lee new Tourism boss

For­mer Tourism Howard Chin Lee is now chair­man for Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL) fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Miss Uni­verse 1977, Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong-Chow.

In a re­lease to­day, the Tourism Min­istry an­nounced Chin Lee's ap­point­ment, as well as eight new board mem­bers. The di­rec­tors will serve for two years.

Penny threatened with lawsuit over Campbell’s dismissal

Lawyers for for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Tourism Trinidad Lim­ited Camille Camp­bell have is­sued a pre- ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter to chair­man of the com­pa­ny, Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong, de­mand­ing that she re­in­state Camp­bell and that Com­mis­siong is­sue an apol­o­gy to the for­mer CEO.

Penny meets Tourism Trinidad staff

Chair­man of the board of Tourism Trinidad Janelle Pen­ny Com­mis­siong is to meet with the com­pa­ny's staff at 11 am to­day to of­fi­cial­ly in­form them of the shake-up at the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

On Mon­day, Com­mis­siong fired the CEO of the Tourism Trinidad Ltd Camille Camp­bell af­ter just six months on the job. This has led to con­fu­sion at the State board and sev­er­al di­rec­tors have ob­ject­ed to the de­ci­sion to fire the CEO.

Penny sacks Tourism CEO, ignores Minister

The CEO of the Tourism Trinidad Ltd has been fired af­ter just six months on the job.

And there now ap­pears to be con­fu­sion at the State-com­pa­ny sur­round­ing the dis­missal of Camille Camp­bell, a for­mer TSTT mar­ket­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

Tourism can save T&T’s economy - analyst

As T&T record­ed sharp de­clines in tourist ar­rivals and the third weak­est tourism record in the Caribbean for 2019, se­nior tourism an­a­lyst Kevon Wil­son is call­ing on the Gov­ern­ment to pay more fo­cus to the sec­tor say­ing it has the po­ten­tial to save T&T’s floun­der­ing econ­o­my.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia dur­ing a me­dia fa­mil­iari­sa­tion tour of Do­mini­ca, Wil­son, said there were many tourist at­trac­tions in T&T which were un­der­de­vel­oped.

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