BERLIN, Germany March 12, 2018 (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago has signed an agreement with DER Touristik Group, the third largest European travel group, following initial discussions in November last year.
A leading company in the travel and tourism industry in German-speaking countries, every year, more than 6 million guests travel with the tour operators of the group.
Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Minister, Shamfa Cudjoe, who is attending the ITB Berlin — billed as the world’s largest travel trade show — said that the German-based group is “looking at bringing its campus to Trinidad and Tobago and we have been in discussion since October-November last year…”
“We have signed on the dotted line, today (Saturday, March 10), to say that, yes, it is on, we have finalised arrangements and we are really excited about this new initiative, exposing Trinidad and Tobago to the German market,” the Tourism Minister added.
She said the German group will be bringing over 200 tour agents to Trinidad and Tobago.
“Of course there are going to be pre-trips in different Caribbean islands, Tobago being one, Aruba, Martinique, Guadeloupe and a number of other islands. Everything will come together …in Trinidad and that will expose our stakeholders to seeing how the German tour operators operate, and expose these tour operators to all the wonderful things Trinidad and Tobago has to offer, she explained.
“So from the perspective of the government of Trinidad and Tobago…this is really good news and we are excited about it.”
She said that during the ITB, her delegation has been holding talks with various airlines, including Canadian carrier, WestJet, in order to increase airlift to the twin-island republic.