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A team of of writers discovering Trinidad & Tobago for 26 years and counting!

Newton George presents on birding in Tobago to festival attendees

Tobago promoted as premier birdwatching destination in Canada

The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) facilitated Tobago’s presence at the Huron Fringe Birding Festival in Canada from May 24 to 27, 2019 to promote the island as a premier birdwatching and eco-adventure destination in the Canadian travel market place. The festival took place at the MacGregor Point Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, attracting participants

Tobago shines at ITB Berlin 2019

Earlier this month (6–10 March, 2019), Destination Tobago attended ITB Berlin to engage the German travel trade in efforts to boost arrivals to the island. Tobago officials report that they made significant progress in achieving this goal by establishing key partnerships, pursuing new avenues for industry growth, and launching the Tobago Beyond brand at one

Hands covered with colourful abir powder at Phagwa (Holi). Photo by Nyla Singh

Phagwa or Holi

Each March in Trinidad & Tobago, the Hindu community recognises the beginning of the Indian spring and the Hindu New Year in a joyful explosion of colour, enjoyed by Hindus and non-Hindus alike

Photo courtesy Undersea Tobago

Derek Chung talks diving in Tobago

Derek Chung has over 30 years of diving expertise. Owner of Undersea Tobago and a former president of the Association of Tobago Dive Operators (ATDO), we talked to him for both our 2008 and 2019 editions for tips and insights into Tobago’s diving scene

Acajou hotel. Photo by Chris Anderson

Where to stay in Trinidad: our 2019 accommodation guide

Whether you’ll feel most comfortable at international hotel chains or at home-grown brands — or if prefer homey B&Bs, rustic eco escapes and more, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for where to stay in Trinidad for 2019, no matter what your needs or budget!

Courtesy Caribbean Estates, Lands and Villas

Where to stay in Tobago for 2019

Whether you crave a stay at a glamorous resort, charming boutique hotel, rustic eco retreat, or welcoming B&B, we’ve got you covered from coast to coast and catering to every budget. Here are our picks for where to stay in Tobago for 2019

Divali in Felicity, Trinidad. Photo: Ariann Thompson

Divali: the festival of lights

Divali is one of the most beautiful, unifying, and anticipated holidays of the year, celebrated by the Hindu faithful — and the nation as a whole

Paddling the Ortoire River — kayakers look forward to the Maritime Ortoire River Race held in October every year. Photo courtesy the Trinidad Kayak Club

The Maritime Ortoire River Race

Paddlers delight Kayakers head to the southeast coast of Trinidad on Saturday 20 October to paddle in the ninth annual Maritime Ortoire River Race. Paddlers have been training in Chaguaramas over the past weeks, and there will be hot competition among paddlers to improve their standings. When & where The races start at 9am from

Fireworks. Photo by Kazim Daniel

Independence Day

Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day in a nutshell Independence Day — a public holiday — marks the occasion on 31 August, 1962 when Trinidad & Tobago’s became independent from Great Britain. The day is formally celebrated by a parades of the various protective services at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain and in Scarborough,

The flambeaux street procession is a hallmark of Emancipation celebrations. Photo by Maria Nunes

Emancipation Day

Celebrated on 1 August to commemorate the end of slavery in the British colonies (1838), Emancipation Day — a public holiday — is marked with street processions (a morning procession, including towering moko jumbies, and a flambeaux-lit Canboulay procession in the evening); religious and spiritual observances; cultural shows and performances (dance, music, and theatre, including

Worship at a Muslim Mosque in Trinidad. Photo: Edison Boodoosingh

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr, often shortened locally to just “Eid” (and sometimes spelt Eid al-Fitr internationally), marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan — the ninth month of the Muslim year, according to the sighting of the new, or crescent, moon. On the day Eid is declared, observances customarily begins before sunrise, with prayer and the