We can learn a lot from Cancun tourism
The nation is fed a constant diet of the woes of tourism in Trinidad and Tobago, but particularly in Tobago.
Now, in speaking to a friend who just returned from a vacation in Cancun, Mexico, here are a list of some of the activities available for hotel guests to participate in there on a daily basis.
1. Swim in a huge pool that is over one mile in length and fronts six all-inclusive hotels where you can stop for food and drinks anywhere along the way.
2. Numerous specifically designed shopping trips where guests are transported in uniquely painted and decorated air-conditioned buses.
3. A variety of scuba- diving options.
4. Numerous water sports, including parasailing.
5. Rappelling in a newly grown rain forest.
6. Special kids activities, including babysitting options.
7. Free transport to the other all-inclusive hotels, who work together, for meals and beverages.
There were other activities mentioned that I don't recall but you get a programme of endless interesting activities offered to you every day to choose from.
I should also mention that the level of service is second to none. Every problem or request is met with a smiling face and a quick solution.
Contrast that with T & T where the visitor is largely left up to his own devices and woe unto him who calls the front desk with a problem.
So, unless we are quickly able to provide a more fulfilling and rewarding experience for the few visitors who find themselves in our twin-island state, we will continue to fall behind in the all-important, job-creating, visitor business.