Cabinet Approves National Tourism Policy
Cabinet has approved a National Tourism Policy for Trinidad and Tobago which will establish guidelines for further development of the tourism industry, said Minister of Tourism the Honourable Joseph Ross.
The next step, he said, would be the development of an implementation plan in partnership with stakeholders.
Speaking at a consultation on Culture, Creativity and Tourism, hosted by his Ministry on September 29 at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre to commemorate World Tourism Day, the Minister assured participants of Government’s support for the industry.
“The role of Government in the development of the tourism sector is to help create a positive policy and business environment that best facilitates economic growth and supports well-considered projects that will maintain and grow the sector,” he explained.
The Minister, who described Cabinet’s approval of a National Tourism Policy for Trinidad and Tobago as “significant”, said government wished to see the industry grow and sustain itself through difficult times.
Identifying Trinidad and Tobago’s culture as its competitive edge, the Minister called on citizens to make the most of the country’s diversity. “We have a culturally diverse and extremely rich heritage which sets us apart from the rest of the world...it is the experiences with our local customs and traditions that visitors take back with them,” he said.