Trinidad and Tobago: a channel to experience the Caribbean13 October 2017
Whether you’re coming to do business, relax, or a bit of both, Trinidad and Tobago is the perfect destination. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is helping as many travellers as possible experience the benefits of the islands.
The cosmopolitan nation of Trinidad and Tobago lies just north of the South American mainland and south of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. This warm, twin-island destination offers two completely different experiences. Trinidad is the leading business hub in the Caribbean. It is characterised by an endless energy that propels life. This island is typically known for its biodiversity, cultural attractions, religious festivals, tantalising cuisine and an exciting nightlife.
Tobago, on the other hand, offers the visitor the opportunity to rest, reflect and reconnect. Its tranquil turquoise waters and white sandy beaches make it an eco-tourist’s paradise. One of its coral reefs in waters off the eastern village of Speyside features the largest brain coral formation in the western hemisphere. The Buccoo reef and nylon pool are only mere minutes away from the ANR Robinson International Airport (TAB).
Along with these two unique experiences, the ultimate beauty of the islands lies in its people, whose warmth, cultural diversity and effervescent spirits make life in Trinidad and Tobago ‘sweet too bad’.
Gateway to the Americas
Trinidad and Tobago has become one of the most sought-after destinations for business and leisure: the islands are well positioned between North and South America, which makes them essentially the gateway to the Americas and the Caribbean.
As the business capital of the South Caribbean region, with a thriving oil and gas industry, and evolving energy and business sectors, Trinidad also boasts of having the largest meeting rooms in the Southern Caribbean with a selection of international branded hotels chains including Courtyard by Marriott, Radisson Hotel Trinidad, Hilton Trinidad And Conference Centre, and Hyatt Regency Trinidad.
After a long day of meetings or conferences, one can relax and take a trip to tour the historical attractions in and around the city, or venture to the famous Maracas or Las Cuevas beaches for the ultimate wind-down. Excitement awaits at the Chaguaramas peninsula, with offerings for avid eco-enthusiasts that include ziplining through forests to taking strolls through cathedrals made of bamboo, or capturing a beautiful sunset on a coastal boardwalk. However, what makes Trinidad and Tobago truly unique is the variety of ethnicities of people whose culture, religious beliefs and practices, cuisine and dress have been embraced by all. This melting-pot of people defines the country as a beautiful rainbow nation.
The four main reasons why airlines chose to fly to Trinidad and Tobago are:
- Growing demand: the catchment area for Piarco International Airport (POS) includes the eastern coast of Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname. Increasing numbers of passengers are using POS as a hub from which to travel behind and beyond
- Competitive prices: airport rates and charges at POS and TAB are very competitive, and fuel prices are among the lowest in the Caribbean
- Year-long traffic: airlines coming to Trinidad and Tobago enjoy steady volumes of traffic throughout the year
- Marketing support and incentives: Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago offers a suite of incentives to assist airlines starting new routes or increasing capacity on existing ones. Additionally, each new airline would benefit from a suite of marketing support using social media platforms, outdoor billboards and the local cable airport channel.
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is calling you to paradise. Come to do business and experience the richness of these islands.