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About

Trinidad

Welcome to the true Caribbean! Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island nation in the southern Caribbean, located a mere 7 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

Life in Trinidad is much more fast-paced than in Tobago, which is more laidback and serene. Trinidad is where the action is – festivals, shopping, nightlife and business. Tobago is all about sitting back and allowing the sun to caress your skin as you relax on its white-sand beaches, waves gently lapping at your feet; or exploring the many fantastic dive sites around the island. Both islands boast great biodiversity, just waiting to be discovered in our dense rainforests, rivers, oceans, bamboo groves and mangroves, which abound with hundreds of species of flora and fauna, including 450 types of birds. Trinidad is home to 17 species of hummingbirds, which explains why its earliest inhabitants named the island, Iere – the Land of the Hummingbird.

'Trinibagonians' are also proud of our hospitality and the unique mixture of different cultures which have resulted from our animated history. Comprising a mix of descendants of people from American Indian, African, East Indian, European, Middle Eastern and Chinese origin, Trinidad and Tobago’s rich heritage is reflected in our vibrant culture through our food, festivals, customs and general way of life.

Our most famous festival is the annual Carnival, the second largest Carnival in the World. The biggest part of its allure is that anyone can purchase a masquerader’s costume and participate in the 2 days of revelry on the streets. Both islands have developed reputations for incredible fusion cuisine, which reflect our multicultural heritage.

Tobago

The island of Tobago is an ideal tourism destination within the Caribbean because of its natural beauty and the friendliness of its people, along with the historical and natural tourist sites and attractions. The Tourism sector is the largest employer on the island outside of the Tobago House of Assembly. With tourism-related sectors as a share of Tobago's GDP at 13% in 2016, we continue to promote the destination as one of the best tourism islands in the Caribbean. We are committed to developing the island’s tourism industry and as a result, we embrace the success of the Tourism Health Programme as we strive to boost Destination Tobago’s visibility in the international travel market.

THP Steering Committee - Trinidad

Dr. Roshan Parasram

Chief Medical Officer
Ministry of Health

Dr. Vishwanath Andy Partapsingh

Country Medical Officer of Health
Ministry of Health

Ms. Jameela Martin

Tourism Officer, Tourism Advisory Unit
Ministry of Tourism

Ms. Latisha Ramchan

Secretary to the Chief Medical Officer
Ministry of Health

Mr. Neil Rampersad

Chief Public Health Inspector (Ag.)
Ministry of Health

Mr. Brian Frontin

Chief Executive Officer
Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association

Mr. Edward Lee Tang

Tourism Coordinator
Ministry of Tourism

Mr. Cliff Hamilton

 

THP Steering Committee - Tobago

Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington

Secretary of Health,
Wellness and Family Development
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Dr. Tiffany Hoyte

County Medical Officer of Health (Ag.)
Public Health Services Department,
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Dr. Chima

Medical Officer
Division of Health and Social Service
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Mr. Dexter Trim

Transport Analyst
Division of Tourism,
Culture and Transportation
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Ms. Sandra Orr

Executive Assistant
Division of Tourism,
Culture and Transportation
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Ms. Latoya Roberts-Thomas

Communications Officer
Division of Tourism,
Culture and Transportation
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Mr. Chris James

President
Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association

Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips

Secretary of Tourism,
Culture and Transportation
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Ms. Bridgete Smith

Epidemiology Officer
Office of the County Medical Officer of Health
Division of Health and Social Services,
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Mr. Ricardo Bobb

Public Health Inspector III
Division of Health and Social Services
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Ms. Kirsten Cowie-Irvine

Product Development & Destination Officer
Division of Tourism,
Culture and Transportation
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Ms. Marissa Williams

Communications Officer
Division of Tourism,
Culture and Transportation
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Ms. Sheena Des Vignes

Marketing Officer
Division of Tourism,
Culture and Transportation
Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

Ms. Eva Waldron

Tobago Hotel and Tourism Institute (THTI)