TnT’s Tourism Ministry hosts Surinamese Business Students

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Goedemorgen! (Good morning) was the enthusiastic greeting given to a contingent of early morning visitors to the Ministry of Tourism on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Twenty-Two business students and two facilitators from the FHR School of Business, based in Paramaribo, Suriname paid a working visit to the Ministry of Tourism, as part of their Graduate Business Programme, in collaboration with the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. The theme of this year’s study programme is “Globalisation in the Caribbean”.

In keeping with their course of study, a comprehensive presentation was made to the students and their facilitators on the mandate, role and functions of the Ministry of Tourism and the potential impact of this sector on the economic development of Trinidad and Tobago. Delivered by Mrs Bobbi Rogers, Senior Corporate Communications Officer in the Ministry, this insightful and highly interactive presentation took the visitors on a vivid journey through the Units of the Ministry, at all times making the connection with the topic of Glaobalisation and its impact on the tourism sector. Special emphasis was placed on the Research and Planning, Tourism Advisory, Investments & Facilities, Monitoring & Evaluation, Stakeholder Relations and Destination Marketing & Promotion Units, with each respective Head of Unit sharing details of current policies, programmes and projects under their charge.

The students engaged in open discussions with the Ministry’s personnel and also shared their ideas on developing the best Tourism offerings. All of the guests expressed a desire to make a return visit to Trinidad and Tobago, not only to complete their studies, but as well for vacation and to pursue business opportunities. Several students remarked on the cultural and ethnic similarities between Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. During their stay, they also visited Tobago and several sites and attractions in Trinidad including the Pitch Lake and the Emperor Valley Zoo.

The students arrived on Sunday, July 29 and returned to Suriname on Sunday, August 5, 2018.


For further information please contact the Corporate Communications Unit at (868) 624-1403 Ext 316 or

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