Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) is a Statutory Authority which was established by Act 39 of 1961, known as the Port Authority Act, Chapter 51:01. The Act provides for a coordinated and integrated system of harbour facilities and port services.
Small Tourism Accommodation Owners of Trinidad and Tobago (STAOTT)
The Small Tourism Accommodation Owners of Trinidad and Tobago (STAOTT) is network of Bed and Breakfast, Self-catering, and Host homes property owners with 1 to 20 rooms, who strive for excellence in the Hospitality Industry of Trinidad and Tobago.
The purpose of the organization is to aid the membership of the Small Tourism Accommodation Sector i.e. Bed & Breakfast, Host Home, Guesthouse and Self-Catering establishments in managing, promoting and representing their businesses, thereby creating a successful, sustainable, competitive and profitable sub-sector of the Tourism Industry of Trinidad and Tobago.
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Trinidad and Tobago Incoming Tour Operators’ Association
The Trinidad and Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association (TTITOA) was formed in an effort to introduce and monitor standards for the tour operating sector of the tourism industry. There were six (6) foundation members and this has grown over the years with the membership offering a wide variety of exciting tours from sightseeing, hiking, kayaking, boating, cultural, sporting, mountain biking, birding, natural history, snorkeling to culinary tours and the like.
The role of the Tour Operator is all-encompassing and includes not only marketing of the destination, but also promoting of packages that include air and sea transport, meet and greet services, accommodation, ground transfers, guided sight-seeing tours and special event management services.
Of special interest to the membership is the continued development of sustainable community tourism and unique and exciting product offerings.
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Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Transport Association
The Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Transport Service Association has a membership of approximately 225 driver/guides who are trained in basic tour guiding skills, defensive driving and First Aid with C.P.R.
The Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Transport Service Association (TTTTSA) was formed in November 1991 when three separate taxi associations operating at the port merged to form one unified body. The core business is in the transport of cruise ship passengers during the six-month period from November to April. Outside of the cruise ship season, the taxi drivers work at the hotels, at the airport and on the road as route taxis.
Other services provided include airport transfers, government ministries’ transfers, school outings, transport to sites and attractions and providing general quality transport.
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Trinidad and Tobago Tour Guides Association
The Trinidad and Tobago Tour Guides’ Association (TTTGA) was established in October 1997 with the vision of standardising the service of our local Tour Guides as well as the information being disseminated, thereby increasing their professionalism and, by extension, uplifting the nation’s tourism product.
The Trinidad and Tobago Tour Guides Association was formed to promote, encourage and protect the interests of tour guides in the tourism industry. The Association strives to ensure and promote the highest standards, ethics and professionalism among tour guides and therefore contributes to promoting and enhancing the local tourism industry.
A tour guide is a person who provides professional service to visitors, professional in care and commitment and professional in providing an objective understanding of the place visited, free from prejudice or propaganda. The tour guide interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area.
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Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute
The Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) is the home of a range of hospitality programs and boasts the only Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management in the Caribbean. The Institute was established in 1967 and offers degrees and certificate programs for local, regional and international students.
The vision of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality Training Institute is to be a world class hospitality and tourism institution delivering education and training programs that meet the needs of a global marketplace. The mission of TTHTI is to develop for the industry human resources capable of delivering quality products and services at international standards of excellence.
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Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association
The Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association was formed to promote, encourage and protect the interests of hoteliers on the island of Tobago.
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Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute
The Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (THTI) was born out of a tripartite effort among the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the National Government and the Trinidad and Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (TTHTA). Formerly known as the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute – Tobago Campus, this educational establishment was founded to address the need for trained professionals in the island of Tobago.
The mandate of THTI is to develop human resource capacities for the tourism industry, by providing relevant programs and courses; being a repository of information for the industry; using high quality teaching staff; state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities and providing quality service within a professional and hospitable environment.
Tobago Unique Bed and Breakfast & Self Catering Association
Tobago Unique Bed and Breakfast & Self-Catering Association (TUBBSCA) had its genesis in 1985 and focuses on showcasing the unique and authentic vacation offerings of the Tourism Small Properties of Tobago (TSPoT). The membership consists of members are approved and/or certified operators in the industry, having attained national TTTIC certification and/or approved visitor accommodation status with the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Division of Tourism & Transportation.
Trinidad and Tobago Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association.
The Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association was formed in 1999 to be the main private sector representational body for the industry performing a pivotal role between the policy makers (Government), policy implementers Tourism Destination Marketing and Product Development Company (Tourism Trinidad) and the private sector. The membership comprises of restaurants, tour operators, airlines, travel agents, taxi services, suppliers of goods and services to hotels and restaurants as well as also allied members.
THRTA was formed to be the main private sector representational body for the industry performing a pivotal role between the policy makers (Government), policy implementers (Ministry of Tourism & Tourism Trinidad), and the private sector.
The THRTA provides benefits and services to its members by creating a business environment conducive to tourism sector development by influencing government policies, programs and legislation, which in turn stimulates investment, profitability and competitive rates of return to owners of hotels, guest houses, restaurants and other establishments in the tourism industry of Trinidad & Tobago.
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Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago
YSATT (pronounced Why Sat), is the non profit umbrella organization established in 1994 by the boatyards and marinas within the Western Peninsular of Trinidad, to ensure the proper and controlled growth of the yacht service industry in Trinidad & Tobago.