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Travel and Tourism - Trinidad and Tobago - August 2018

“The ability to grow Trinidad and Tobago’s tourism industry in the future will always be hampered by two things – the country’s geographical location (ie far from the other Caribbean nations and off the beaten track for cruise companies) and the economy’s dependence on revenues and taxes from the energy sector … [but nevertheless] the signs towards growing the tourism sector are there.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How is the government helping hotel owners?
  • Why is Trinidad and Tobago the richest nation in the Caribbean?
  • Why have international tourism revenues remained fairly flat?
  • What factors make it difficult to increase the number of cruise ships calling at Trinidad and Tobago?

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Table of contents

  1. Trinidad & Tobago: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Trinidad
                  • Port of Spain
                    • Attractions outside the capital city
                      • Tobago
                        • Scarborough
                        • Tourism and the Economy

                            • International tourism revenues
                              • Figure 1: International tourism revenues, 2013-17
                            • The tourism economy and its effect on GDP and employment
                              • Figure 2: Direct contribution of travel & tourism to GDP & employment, 2013-17
                            • Tourism versus the energy sector
                            • Arrivals

                              • International
                                • Figure 3: International tourist arrivals to the Caribbean, 2012-16
                              • Trinidad & Tobago is a small player
                                • Figure 4: International tourist arrivals – Trinidad & Tobago, 2012-16
                                • Figure 5: International tourist arrivals by source markets, 2014-16
                              • Domestic
                                • Figure 6: Domestic expenditure on travel & tourism, Trinidad & Tobago, 2013-18
                            • Market Characteristics

                              • International
                                • Purpose of visit
                                  • Figure 6: International visitor arrivals by purpose of visit, 2016
                                • Seasonality
                                  • Figure 7: Quarterly air arrivals showing seasonality, 2014-16
                                • Length of stay
                                  • Domestic
                                    • Purpose of visit/length of stay
                                      • Seasonality
                                      • Transport

                                        • Air
                                          • Figure 8: Air arrivals in Trinidad & Tobago, 2014-16
                                        • Air traffic set to increase?
                                          • Road
                                            • Rail
                                              • Sea
                                                • A new ferry terminal
                                                  • Cruises
                                                  • Accommodation

                                                      • Figure 9: The Trinidad & Tobago tourism accommodation upgrade project (TAUP) – tourism development incentives, 2018
                                                    • Other financial incentives
                                                      • Mid-range to luxury hotels in Port of Spain
                                                        • Tobago is upgrading its room stock
                                                        • Tourism News

                                                            • Promoting Trinidad and Tobago
                                                              • A mobile app – GoTrinBago
                                                                • A new licensing authority
                                                                • What Next?

                                                                  Travel and Tourism - Trinidad and Tobago - August 2018

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