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All posts by Discover Trinidad & Tobago

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

Trinidad: a flow of festivals [updated for 2020]

This festival island constantly celebrates life, creativity, and diversity – Archbishop Desmond Tutu called T&T a “rainbow nation”. These are some of our most distinctive annual celebrations

A Black-throated mango hummingbird at the Adventure Eco Villas in Tobago. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Tobago sightseeing — and boons for birders! Updated for 2020

Our favourite sightseeing spots, day trips, and birdwatching sites for 2020!

Drinks on "De Avenue". Photo courtesy the Tourism Development Company

Lime & party in Trinidad like a local: our guide for 2020

Whether it’s a basic roadside bar; a swanky bar and lounge carrying live entertainment, gaming options, or the sports fixture of the hour; or a club to keep you pumping all night, we’ll show you where to enjoy the best of Trinidad’s nightlife

Port of Spain Waterfront. Photo: Horace Peters

Welcome to destination Trinidad & Tobago!

A welcome message from Howard Chin-Lee, Chairman of Tourism Trinidad Ltd So, you’ve made us your destination of choice and we couldn’t be happier!  Trinidad and Tobago — one country, two islands, each offering a unique and distinctive tourism experience As the energy and financial capital of the Caribbean, Trinidad has fast become a vibrant

Destination Tobago — unspoilt, untouched & undiscovered!

A welcome message from Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips for 2020 Welcome to Destination Tobago — an island treasure with more than 101 amazing reasons to enjoy this ideal vacation escape. Voted among the top 50 islands in the world and the number one eco-destination at the 2019 Caribbean Travel Awards, no travel bucket list can be

Tobago Tourism Agency shines at International Travel & Tourism Awards

Last night, the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd’s hard work on their Tobago Beyond destination marketing campaign paid dividends. Their Revitalising Tobago Tourism by Gravity Global team won the Silver Award for Best National Tourism Board Campaign in the International Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by the World Travel Market in London. Here’s more on the

Invaders Steel Orchestra performs at Panorama. Photo by Edison Boodoosingh

UNESCO designates Port of Spain to join its Network of Creative Cities

On World Cities’ Day (31 October), UNESCO designated 66 urban settlements from around the world to join its Network of Creative Cities, which now number a total of 246 members. The Network brings together cities that base their development on creativity — whether in music, arts and folk crafts, design, cinema, literature, digital arts or

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