Trinidad and Tobago is the newest approved destination for Chinese travelers.
Gu Zhaoxi, deputy director general of China National Tourism Administration, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenneth Valley, Minister of Trade and Industry of Trinidad and Tobago, to give the Caribbean island nation Approved Destination Status for Chinese citizens. This status assures Chinese citizens of expedited visa services when touring to the country.
Travel agencies in Beijing said that the Caribbean trip will be a new popular product for the holiday travel market. But they also said that because of the long journey, the sale of Caribbean trips is not as good as expected, and the RMB20,000 travel fare is among the highest of all their trips.
The Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago, which was founded in 2001, is one of the most modern airports in the Caribbean area. At present, it has flights to Europe, America, Canada and South America. Travel groups from Beijing need to transfer via Europe or North America.