Trinidad and Tobago: Information and travel

- North coast, Trinidad, West Indies. Getty images

Trinidad & Tobago

The Caribbean island of Trinidad is located just off the tip of Venezuela and is the larger of the two major islands of the Trinidad and Tobago island republic. The island is the fifth largest in the West Indies and boasts an alluring blend of cultural, artistic, historical and ecological interests. 
There is a spectacular range of natural resources on the island including lush forests, beautiful beaches and dazzling waterfalls. The indigenous Amerindians gave Trinidad it's original name “Iere” which means the “Land of the Humming Bird” and nature watching is a must when visiting with a stunning diversity of wildlife including 100 species of mammals, 433 birds, 93 reptiles, 49 amphibians and a myriad of marine and freshwater fish.   
Other outdoor activities include hiking, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking, fishing, and boating which provide unforgettable opportunities to experience the magnificent tropical landscape. 
Port of Spain serves as the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the busiest commercial centres in the Caribbean. It is a hotbed of entrepreneurial and artistic activity with a multicultural character set to a home-grown calypso soundtrack. It's nightlife has earned it the label of the “City that Never Sleeps”, whilst each year it showcases one of the world’s biggest carnivals. Other attractions include cricket and football matches, a botanic garden, malls, an art and history museum and historic buildings. 
Tobago is located just two hours away by fast ferry (details below) and is comparatively tranquil. Clear blue seas contrast with pale pink sands and golden sunsets. Protected rainforests and stunning coral reefs complete this paradise. 
Trinidad and Tobago has also been nominated in the Caribbean category of the World Travel Awards 2021! 

Conference venue - University of West Indies (UWI), Trinidad

- UWI Campus
The conference will be held at the University of the West Indies Campus, located in Trinidad. 

The campus address is: 
University of the West Indies 
St. Augustine Campus 
St Augustine
Trinidad & Tobago 
W.I.   
 
Further campus information can be found following the links below*:
 

Travel

 
The nearest airport is Port of Spain Piarco International Airport (POS), Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago https://www.airportia.com/trinidad-and-tobago/piarco-international-airport/    

Getting to Trinidad & Tobago from UK/Germany*: 

British Airways: Flights from UK/ London to Trinidad
Virgin Atlantic: Flights from UK/London to Tobago
Condor: Flights from Germany/Frankfurt to Tobago

Getting to Trinidad & Tobago from USA/Canada*:

Caribbean Airlines: https://www.caribbean-airlines.com
American Airlines: https://www.aa.com/en-gb/flights
Air Canada: https://www.aircanada.com/en-gb/flights-to-canada
WestJet: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/book-trip/flights/to-port-of-spain
 
Travelling between Trinidad & Tobago: 
 
Flights/Plane
Caribbean Airlines (https://www.caribbean-airlines.com*) offers several flights between Trinidad and Tobago daily. They currently cost approximately $150 TT (single) and last about 15 to 20 minutes. You can buy tickets online or head over to the Caribbean Airlines office located directly in front of the airport.

Trinidad and Tobago Ferry 
Ferries run between the islands (Trinidad and Tobago) very regularly, leaving at least once per day. Ticket prices vary but are currently around $50 TT for a one-way trip, or $100 TT for a round-trip fare (1 USD = 6.4 TT). You can purchase tickets at the actual port or use a travel agency. The total trip on the fast ferry is about 2 to 2.5 hours. https://www.ttitferry.com/travel-agents/*

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