Headed by the Honourable Ms. Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, the Ministry of Tourism, of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago serves as a catalyst in making Trinidad and Tobago a premier tourist destination. Through research, monitoring and evaluating trends, and partnering with industry stakeholders the Ministry develops policy and employs strategic intervention which aids in achieving its core objectives—sustainable tourism.
The Ministry of Tourism also helps to build awareness of the tourism industry along with its implementation arm; the Tourism Destination Marketing and Product Development Company (Tourism Trinidad).
The Ministry’s main objective is to position tourism as a key contributor in the country’s economic sector—contributing significantly to the nation's Gross Domestic Product, through:
- Job creation
- Increased revenues
- Uniquely differentiated, internationally competitive & fully functional physical infrastructure
- Modern and competitive institutions and supported by the people of Trinidad and Tobago