Visitors arriving for Carnival 2017 were treated to a warm welcome at Piarco, which included sampling of Trinidad and Tobago's popular fast food, 'doubles'.
National air carrier Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which will operate over 250 International and regional flights, that will see approximately 30,000 passengers coming to the country, kicked off its “Welcome to the Warmth of the Islands” on Friday as part of its annual Carnival Customer Appreciation.
All passengers travelling on Caribbean Airlines flights into Port of Spain, from New York, Toronto, Grenada, Barbados and Georgetown were treated to an extra special welcome on arrival at the Piarco International Airport terminal.
Caribbean Airlines 'Welcome Team' including a Midnight Robber and Moko Jumbies stands ready to greet visitors as they touch down at the Piarco International Airport, Piarco on Friday.
CAL's Senior Marketing Manager, Alicia Cabrera, who was on hand to welcome visitors said, “Caribbean Airlines' focus is on an enhanced travel experience for our valued customers and the 'Carnival welcome' is one of the key events on our Customer Appreciation calendar.
“We recognise that Carnival is an event which draws thousands of visitors to Trinidad and Tobago, and we want to ensure that they are greeted with warmth and hospitality on arrival to the home of Carnival.”
Arriving passengers were welcomed by Caribbean Airlines' Invaders Steel Orchestra, old time Carnival characters-among them Dame Lorraine and Moko Jumbies, host Patrick 'Hypeman' Alexis and a live DJ. The treat continued with complimentary doubles and the traditional “Red” soft drink, as well as Carnival Care packages, which included 'Carnival Safety Tips' provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
Some lucky passengers won airline tickets and passes to Carnival parties and events.
This arrivee, second from left, armed with her Caribbean Airlines gift bag, joins in the revelry at the Piarco International Airport on Friday.
The Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (TDC) was on hand to promote its new Tourism app – “Go Trinbago.”