Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Ministry Overview

  The Ministry is headed by the Honorable Ms. Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry is Mrs. Cecilia Greaves-Smith.

Ours is a more compelling responsibility when account is taken of the economic outlook for the region which, based on reports of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank(WB)  and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), is experiencing its fifth successive year of economic deceleration.

Notwithstanding this, the work of The Friends, as shall be demonstrated today, is the beacon of a better future since it greatly impacts on the quality of  ongoing political dialogue,  and correspondingly, on issues and policies which are foundational to the effectiveness of the Charter.

So without ado, I will share with you our more recent achievements.

17th September 2015

  Tourism in Trinidad and Tobago will be an important economic sector contributing significantly to the nation's Gross Domestic Product, through job creation and increased revenues, driven by a uniquely differentiated, internationally competitive, fully functional physical infrastructure, modern, competitive institutions and supported by the people of Trinidad and Tobago.  

 Our Mission Statement
To fully develop Trinidad and Tobago's tourism industry by the sustainable development and aggressive promotion of an innovative, differentiated, high value, internationally competitive visitor experience, supported by strong recognition, public and private sector partnership and a positive cultural transformation.
 Our Goals

To ensure that the tourism sector is a developmental priority - driven by a
  strong and effective public/private sector partnership

To develop the local tourism industry to realise its full potential

To transform Trinidad and Tobago into an exciting location for tourism

To ensure that the country has the supporting infrastructure necessary 
  for substantial growth

To position Port-of-Spain as the meetings and convention capital of the
  Southern Caribbean and the culture capital of the region

To define and enhance Trinidad and Tobago's brand reputation by upgrading
  accommodations to the highest of international standards

To position Trinidad and Tobago as providing the warmest welcome and
  highest level of international quality service in the Caribbean

To market Trinidad and Tobago as a recognised tourism destination in
  every principal source market