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BUSINESS GUARDIAN www.guardian.co.tt FEBRUARY 2015 • WEEK ONE
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago ('the Authority')
invites suitably qualified firms and individuals to submit
proposals for leasing and developing land at the Piarco
AeroPark for Warehousing Operations. This is an attractive
opportunity to operate in one of the most high-traffic areas
in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Piarco AeroPark is a mixed use business park just north
of the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Piarco AeroPark is the first aerotropolis or airport city in
the Caribbean. It will contain zones for various activities
Copies of the RFP can be obtained from December 30th
2014 between 8:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. at the Cashier's
Booth, Airports Authority Administration Centre, Piarco
International Airport, South Terminal, Golden Grove Road,
Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago upon payment of a non
refundable fee of US$200.00 plus VAT.
A Pre-Proposal Conference and Facility Tour will take
place at 10:00a.m. on March 04th 2015 at the following
Proposers and their representatives are encouraged to attend
the Facility Tour to acquaint themselves with the conditions
therein which may influence their proposals.
The deadline for submission of proposals is April 28th 2015
at 2:00p.m. AST. Late submissions will not be considered.
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any
Questions or requests for further information should be
The Secretary Tenders Committee
The subject line should read
at the Piarco AeroPark
TrINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Tourism Minister Senator Gerald
Hadeed joined his regional col-
leagues in San Juan, Puerto Rico
at the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation (CTO) meeting of
Tourism Ministers and Com-
missioners held on January 28.
This meeting coincided with the hosting of the
region s premier tourism event, the Caribbean Hotel
& Tourism Association s (CHTA) Caribbean Travel
Minister Hadeed was welcomed as a new minister
by chairman of the CTO, Richard Sealey, Minister
of Tourism for Barbados and, as is customary for
new members at council meetings, was pinned with
the official CTO and Caribbean pins.
The meeting of ministers was convened to discuss
policy matters with regards to issues facing regional
tourism. Discussions at the meeting focused on the
marketing of the Caribbean region as one destina-
T&T is a long standing member of the CTO and
Minister Hadeed as Minister of Tourism took the
opportunity to share his ministry s and government s
vision for tourism in T&T. He cited the destination s
unique selling proposition as our diversity, culture,
flora and fauna which are different from other areas
in the Caribbean.
In addition, at the council of ministers of tourism
meeting, Minister Hadeed talked about the need
for the governments of the region to take a serious
look at funding the CTO so this region can have a
competitive advantage in these very challenging
times. He also mentioned the thrust towards the
development of community tourism where visitors
to communities can experience local culture and
cuisine of the people. He also recognised Tobago
for its rich cultural background and development
of indigenous festivals such as the Tobago Heritage
Festival, Blue Food Festival, goat and crab racing.
Adventure and eco-tourism is another area the
ministry will be actively pursuing and an adventure
tourism plan is currently being reviewed that will
see the development of multipurpose trails for biking,
riding and hiking in the northern range of the island
in keeping with international standard.
Caribbean Travel Marketplace affords tourism
suppliers the opportunity to meet face to face with
wholesalers, media buyers, tour operators and travel
agents from around the world selling Caribbean
vacation travel over the course of two days of business
Led by the minister, T&T had solid representation
at the marketplace with a delegation of stakeholders
and senior government officials from the Tourism
Development Company and the division of tourism
and transportation, Tobago House of Assembly.
With over 29 Caribbean countries, 283 suppliers,
106 buyers, 1,104 delegates and 11,396 pre-scheduled
appointments of which T&T has secured 66, the
country will be looking to generate new business
opportunities for the destination.
As Carnival 2015 approaches, the minister wel-
comed all to the greatest show on earth and encour-
aged post Carnival stays to experience the diverse
product offerings of both Trinidad and Tobago.
For more information about CHTA 2015 and
T&T's participation at CHTA please contact the
corporate communications department of the
TDC at 675- 7034 ext 162 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Sealy, chairman of the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation and Minister of Tourism for Barbados,
left, with Gerald Hadeed, Minister of Tourism.
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