Tourism stakholders say crime could be reduced if government focuses more on the sector.

Tourism stakholders in Trinidad and Tobago believe the country’s crime problem could be reduced if government focuses more on the sector.

At a media conference in Port Of Spain yesterday, Trinidad hotels, restaurants and tourism association president Hassel Thom said proper campaigning and a Trinidad and Tobago brand will help reduce crime.

Mr Thom also accused tourism minister Chandresh Sharma of failing the industry.  He said like much of his predecessors, minister sharma is doing nothing to strengthen the industry and needs to act now before it is too late.  Mr Thom also said there is a need for greater public and private sector partnership in the industry.

He added while neighboring Jamaica has a two million visitor arrival goal this year, Trinidad and Tobago’s target is a mere five hundred thousand.

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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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