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Caribbean Airlines under fire from the Tobago business sector…they say things are at a standstill on the island

Caribbean Airlines under fire from the Tobago business sector…they say things are at a standstill on the island

tourismThe tourism industry in Tobago is almost at a standstill and is wrought with chronic problems due to air bridge and sea bridge issues.
This is according to the President of the Tobago Hoteliers Association, Carol Ann Birchwood James.
She says recent chronic delays with CAL flights and the non-functioning T&T Express has put a strain on the tourism industry on the sister isle.
Birchwood James told News Power Now this morning that the issue has also affected business in Tobago as well.
She said at this point it’s easier to book a flight to Miami than to Tobago.
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President of the Tobago Hoteliers Association, Carol Ann Birchwood James

Claiming that steps are afoot to treat with the issue from their end, Birchwood James laments the fact that there is no one on the CAL Board who presently resides in Tobago, which she states is very important if problems are to be solved.

She says the same holds true for the Port Board.
The Tobago Hoteliers Association President maintains that if the problem is not fixed now, then the peak times of Christmas and Carnival would be in jeopardy.
She says that people will look elsewhere if the matter is not addressed immediately.
She also says that if they need to come to Trinidad and seek an audience with the Prime Minister to have the problem dealt with then that’s what they will do.
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TOBAGO-AIRPORT-2-500x281Meanwhile, Caribbean Airlines is being told to make Trinidad and Tobago its number one priority!
This is the admonition of Head of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce, Demi John Cruickshank who echoed the call of THA Chief Secretary to Caribbean Airlines to make Trinidad and Tobago its main focus.
Mr. Cruickshank said if Prime Minister Dr. Rowley and Chief Secretary London cannot fix the situation, Tobago will be in for serious problems.
Recently there have been issues with the sea bridge now issues with the air bridge have emerged.
CALHe articulated that the ATR that is being used by CAL was bought specifically for the domestic air-bridge but is being used elsewhere.
He called on the new CAL board to address the problem immediately.

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