Friday, October 22, 2004
Trinidads twin-island Tobago is encouraging British tourists who can no longer go to Grenada for their vacation to come there instead. Tourism Secretary Neil Wilson has assured British travel agents and tour operators that Tobago is capable of accommodating visitors who have had to cancel their vacation in Grenada as a result of Hurricane Ivan.
Wilson said Tobago shared most of its international flights and given its close proximity to Grenada, it was quite natural that most of the bookings to the tiny Spice Island were being diverted there.
Britains Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Excel Airlines now fly directly to Tobago bypassing Grenada since the destruction there caused by the hurricane. British Airways only goes once a week, mainly to cater for persons wanting to visit their loved ones still living in Grenada.