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Visitors from the MS Volendam cruise ship get scanned as they pass through the Scarborough Port on Friday. - DAVID REID

On Friday the Alpha Pan Pioneers Steel Orchestra welcomed visitors with a performance at the Scarborough Esplanade, continuing a trend of giving tourists a cultural welcome as they stepped onto Tobago soil.

A number of calls are also scheduled for the Charlotteville Port, with the next arrival there being the Sea Dream II on January 8.

“This is a welcome tourism boost for the local community,” Stewart-Phillips said.

“I am quite optimistic that the ongoing efforts of the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd to increase international arrivals to Tobago by sea and by air will continue to yield positive rewards.”

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“This is a welcome tourism boost for the local community,” Stewart-Phillips said.

“I am quite optimistic that the ongoing efforts of the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd to increase international arrivals to Tobago by sea and by air will continue to yield positive rewards.”

She also commended the stakeholder partners like the Buccoo Village Council for capitalizing on the opportunities presented and creating new products to enhance the visitor experience. The village council recently launched its Buccoo passport initiative, providing tourism packages for various Buccoo activities.

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Bodes well for the tourism industry...

MY!!! MY!!! MY!!!

And the FATHER OF THE NATION once said: "We have OIL -- and we don't need TOURISTS to turn us into BUS BOYS and WAITERS!!!"

IF AH LIE AH DIE!!!

Dr. Eric Williams much like Aimé Césaire understood the effects of "doudouism" on the burgeoning culture of post-colonial plantation society in the Caribbean. Especially when an independent T&T proclaimed, "Massa Day Done" enlightening the distinct difference between servitude and service, seen...

Hmm...  In a "diversified economy", we have recent discoveries onshore of oil to compliment reserves offshore.  Events already pressuring the price upwards.  The resurgence potential of thesugar cane industry on the horizon.  The global cocoa industry push for a cartel may see the import of King Cocoa in T&T rise.  Not to forget the impact of a cannabis industry, now that weed being legal is growing in T&T and elsewhere in the world.  Cultural, Environmental and neo-Tourism will have its place in our destiny.  I'm confident of that...

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