Trinidad & Tobago

T&T and Curacao Propose Island Hopper PartnershipCuracao

According to T&T Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago and Curacao are discussing a tourism partnership which could boost economic revenues for the all three islands, reports Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday.

Persad-Bissessar disclosed that bilateral discussions were held last month with Curacao Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte at an EMA business forum at the Hilton Trinidad. Persad-Bissessar said Schotte proposed a seven-day, seven island hopping program utilizing a ship and plane combination. She said the proposed route will start from Aruba and Curacao and pass through Tobago. The prime minister added that this could be of particular benefit to Tobago which offers eco-tourism as an additional attraction to its tourism package.

“If tourists want to stay in any island longer, they don’t take the ship in the morning, they take the plane in the evening,” explained Persad-Bissessar. “You have the plane kind of piggy backing with the ship.”