Beaches and Rivers Reopened

The Ministry of Tourism wishes to advise that beach facilities and rivers have been reopened. This closure was due to an abundance of caution and care for the health of the general public and part of the restrictions coming out of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Ministry of Tourism welcomes this latest development as part of the Government’s phased reopening of various facilities in Trinidad and Tobago allowing for greater movement and engagement in recreational activities. Do note that even with this easing of restrictions, sanitization and health precautions should still be observed.

Beachgoers are reminded to keep their hands clean either through washing or use of hand sanitizers, and where applicable, keep your face masks on and also maintain social distancing protocols.

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National Tourism Policy

Cabinet agreed to the establishment of a Tourism Policy Development Committee (TPDC) for the revision of the National Tourism Policy (2010). The Committee comprises 12 persons including four (4) representatives from Tobago. The Ministry would appreciate your feedback on or before Wednesday 12th August 2020. Click here for the latest version of the Revised National Tourism Policy (Draft).
Click here for the feedback form.

Tourism and Health Programme

The Ministries of Health and Tourism as agencies of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are partnering with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), 3 Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). The program aims to safeguard the health and well-being of visitors and locals through a responsive and robust system.

TAUP And Other Incentives

In addition to the Tourism Development Act, the Ministry offers other attractive tourism tax incentives. The Tourism Accommodation Upgrade Project (TAUP)  is an incentive which provides a partial reimbursable grant for approved upgrade work done to accommodation facilities in both Trinidad and Tobago.

Welcome to the Ministry of Tourism, of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

We serve as a catalyst to help make Trinidad and Tobago a premier tourist destination.
Policy and strategic intervention are our key tools. Our other tools, while not as conspicuous are crucial,

like conducting research, monitoring and evaluating trends, and partnering with industry stakeholders.

We also help build awareness of the tourism industry.
The implementation arm of the ministry is the Tourism Destination Marketing and Product Development Company.
Information for visitors to Trinidad and Tobago can be found on the website.