Tourism needs more money

TOURISM stakeholders are calling on Government to allocate more money to their sector and less to temporary employment social programmes, in order to generate long-term employment.

Speaking with Newsday on Monday on behalf of his members, President of the Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA), Hassel Thom, said “tourism currently accounts for approximately 14.5 percent of the labour force, as compared to five percent in the energy sector.

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The National Culinary Team returned home this evening after competing at the regional premier culinary competition Taste of the Caribbean. The team performed exceptionally well; gaining four (4) gold and three (3) silver medals. This young and dynamically talented team was met upon arrival at the Piarco International Airport by the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, and the President of the Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association Hassel Thom, and an enthusiastic fan base of family and friends.

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December 20, 2013
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