Trinidad takes sustainable approach to tourism development
Last week’s feature in the UK Guardian touting Trinidad’s new push for tourism FDI, follows local media reports that construction of new hotels on the island of Tobago has started.
With a diverse ecosystem, Tobago, home of the Western Hemisphere’s oldest protected rainforest, embodies the paradise that people imagine when they think of the Caribbean.
Despite attracting nearly 40,000 visitors in 2012, more is being done to develop the tourism industry on both islands.
Apart from Tobago, projects are also underway in the pristine Chaguaramas region of Trinidad including the establishment of a golf course, a boardwalk, a water sports facility, and other attractions.
Heralded as top eco-destinations, these regions are keen to preserve their natural beauty, laid-back atmosphere, and multicultural identity and have thus adopted a sustainable approach to growth and tourism development.
The full report (PDF) is available to download here.