Spotlight on ... Trinidad and Tobago

The islands of Trinidad and Tobago offer a twin-centre C&I trip, Groups can get the work part out of the way in Port of Spain, Trinidad, with relaxation just a 25-minute flight away in Tobago.

Yet, there are incentive opportunities on both islands. On Trinidad, the Caroni Swamp offers bird-watching tours and the Asa Wright Nature Centre has exotic walks.

On Tobago, more leisurely pursuits are key, with some of the best diving in the Caribbean, catamaran cruises for groups of up to 20, water-sports at Pigeon Point and local parties, such as Sunday School, a weekly steel drum and dancing night.

In terms of new hotels, the Hyatt Regency Trinidad is the newest luxury property in the Caribbean. The 428-room hotel and convention centre is situated in the Port of Spain International Waterfront Development. The event space has a 1,486m2 Grand Ballroom and a 930m2 ballroom with translation service. Other guest facilities include a full-service restaurant, a bar and lounge, and a 836m2 spa and fitness centre.

Other developments include the Carlton Savannah in Port of Spain, which is due to open at the end of 2008.

In addition to the business hotels that Trinidad can provide, Tobago can also offer corporate facilities, such as those at the Tobago Hilton, with its 450-capacity ballroom. There are also smaller conferencing facilities available at Kariwak holistic lodge for groups of ten to 20, the newly refurbished Le Grand Courlan, which can hold a conference for 20-30 delegates or Coco Reef, which has a decent size conference room often used by small groups.

Nova Alexander, UK director of the Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago, outlines the assets of the region. "Trinidad and Tobago is an ideal destination for the C&I market," she says. "With a plethora of activities and meeting space options, the islands can cater for groups of ten to 1,000. The islands are looking to aggressively develop their C&I market share in 2008 and the development of key properties such as the Carlton Savannah, Trinidad Hilton and the Hyatt Regency will greatly assist this goal."

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