T&T signs agreement with European travel group DER Touristik Group

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago have signed an agreement with DER Touristik Group, the third largest European travel group following initial discussions in November last year.Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, who is attending the ITB Berlin, billed as the world’s leading 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 to say that yes it is on, we have finalized arrangements and we are really excited about this new initiative, exposing Trinidad and Tobago to the German market.”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.“So from the perspective of the government of Trinidad and Tobago…this is really good news and we are excited about it,” she said.She said that during the ITB, her delegation has been holding talks with various airlines, including WestJet, in order to increase airlift to the twin island republic.last_img