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101 Reasons to Visit Tobago

20th September 2019 - 2:00pm

John Spollen (ITAA President) and Louis Lewis (CEO Tobago Tourism Agency)

John Spollen (ITAA President) and Louis Lewis (CEO Tobago Tourism Agency)

On 9th September 2019, the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd (TTAL) hosted an evening in the exclusive surrounds of The Ivy Restaurant. Travelbiz and members of the Irish travel trade attended. The Caribbean island of Tobago lies just off the South American coast. It boasts a warm, tropical climate with year-round temperatures of 23°C to 32°C and the dry season stretches from December to May. There is an abundance to do on this little island filled with hidden coves, wildlife sanctuaries, coral reefs and rainforest. Tobago’s cuisine boasts a unique blend of African, Indian, Chinese, European and Latin American influences.


Last year, TTAL launched the tourism statement for the island, ‘Tobago Beyond: unspoilt, untouched, undiscovered’ which reaped a 14% increase in international visitor numbers for 2019. Going forward, their vision for 2020 focuses on eco-initiatives.


They promote 101 reasons to visit the island, namely diving with a wide variety of marine life, rich reefs with fanning corals, steep rock walls covered in sponges and a myriad of creatures from delicate angelfish to sharks, turtles and even dolphins. A stand-up-paddle bioluminescence tour at night sounds marvellous let along the Yachting World Regatta, Dragon Boat Festival, Buccoo Goat & Crab Races, Bago Carnival, Bago Sports Beach Soccer Championship (Even FC Barcelona's beach soccer team has taken part). For more details on Tobago and what it has to offer, check out


The TTAL new and continued eco-initiatives include an over-arching aim at environmental sustainability through achieving internationally recognised eco and environmental standards as well as enhancing the tourism product of Tobago by promoting an accentuating natural assets in conjunction with preservation of the natural habitat and resources. Another very good reason, in both senses of the word, to put this on your bucket list.

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John Spollen (ITAA President) and Louis Lewis (CEO Tobago Tourism Agency)
Clem Walshe (MD, Nadine Rankin (AMG UK & Ireland) and Louis Lewis (CEO Tobago Tourism Agency)
Sarah Slattery (The Travel Expert), Desmond Abbott (Des Abbott Travel), Carol Anne O'Neill (Worldchoice), Niall Mc Donnell (Classic Collection) and Mary Denton (Sunway)
Alan Sparling (ASM Ireland), Ann-Marie Durkin ( and Clem Walsh (
Ray Scully (Travelopia Group Ireland) and Jim Vaughan (Just Split)
Peter O’Hanlon ( and Susan Maxwell (Maxwell Solutions)
Louis Lewis (CEO Tobago Tourism Agency), Sarah Slattery (The Travel Expert) and Sheena Des Vignes (Tobago Tourism Agency)
Dave Hayeems (GM Trailfinders) and Ray Scully (Travelopia Group Ireland)
Jackie Herssens (Hayes and Jarvis) and Sarah Slattery (The Travel Expert)
Nadine Rankin (AMG UK & Ireland) and Clem Walshe (MD
David O'Hagan (Donabate Travel) and Louis Lewis (CEO Tobago Tourism Agency)
John Spollen (ITAA President) and Carol Anne O'Neill (Worldchoice)
Louis Lewis (CEO Tobago Tourism Agency) and Richard Cullen (Killiney Travel)
John Spollen (ITAA President), Peter O’Hanlon ( and Desmond Abbott (Des Abbott Travel)

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