Government making strides to revitalise tourism sector

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ON November 2, Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan and Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Randall Mitchell, along with other key stakeholders, turned the sod for the start of construction of a 154– room Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. It is strategically located at the Aviation Business Park in Piarco.

Already, two international hotels began operations this year: the Comfort Inn Suites in Tobago and the Brix by Marriott in Port of Spain.

This Government has continued to revitalise or create opportunities for investments in our tourism products. It is great for the development and upgrade of tourism accommodations, ancillary services and service providers to showcase our offerings.

Travel and hotel business, therefore, plays a pivotal role. Hotels are significant for tourist destinations. Both are interdependent and the catalyst for growth. Hotels are established to provide conference facilities, recreational amenities, and room-booking services to domestic and international tourists.

Tourism is dynamic and the hotel industry adds much value to it. The hotel industry has the potential to contribute immensely to our economic growth.

Positive impacts of this project are vast.

It is an income generator and stimulates participation in a wide array of other sectors.

High commendations are much deserving to our Government for seeing to the recovery of the tourism sector and a promising 2023.

Ancilla Ashley Kirby Port of Spain