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News  Zip Lines Take Off in Trinidad & Tobago

Visitors to the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago can now add Ziplining to the wide range of eco and soft adventure activities that can be pursued during their visit.  These islands join other destinations in the Caribbean in making this increasingly popular activity available to both thrill seekers and adventure lovers.  Zip lines are the best way to get a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking beauty at Macqueripe Bay, Chaguaramas, whilst at the same time experiencing all of the exhilaration that comes with such a heart stopping experience.
The Macqueripe Bay Zip line promises zippers a whirlwind ride with a breathtaking view and all under the watchful eyes of well trained, professional staff.  The course is said to be on par with ziplining locations around the world and all of the necessary safety precautions are taken into consideration and stringently adhered to.

 The entire zip line course of seven lines, the highest being 100 feet, takes between forty-five minutes and one hour to complete and is an added attraction to the ever growing popularity of Trinidad’s western peninsula.  Initial users of this latest attraction in Trinidad and Tobago describe it as exhilarating and too short as all zippers confessed to wanting more.  
Just over one year ago, the Chaguaramas Development Authority, who has developmental oversight for the Chaguaramas area, which includes a national park, opened phase one of the Chaguaramas Boardwalk which has made this area even more popular with visitors and beach goers alike.  The Boardwalk offers views of the Gulf of Paria and has created a suitable space for recreational activities with free wifi access and boasts environmentally sustainable features such as solar powered lighting and eco-friendly material used in its construction.

 So the next time you are visiting the island of Trinidad place ziplining and a visit to Chaguaramas on your list of things that you simply must do and experience the Caribbean’s latest adventure attraction, the Macqueripe Bay Zip line.  It promises a thrill that you will not soon forget.
Ziplining has its beginnings as a mode of transportation and was first mentioned in the book “The Invisible Man” by H. G. Wells published in 1897.  Wells wrote of a man riding on a cable called ‘an incline strong’ that allowed him to travel at intense speeds over difficult terrain.  There is also evidence that people in the Himalayan Mountains have been using ziplining for transport for more than one century.  Zip lines have now turned the corner of transportation and are now a source of fun and a major attraction in many tourism destinations starting in the 1970s.  
For more information visit or call 1 (868) 634 4227 / 4312 / 2424 / 4349.

Ministry of Tourism Streams Live Tourism Television - April 18th, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Tourism will usher in a new era in Trinidad and Tobago’s tourism sector with the debut of Tourism Television on April 19, 2011.

Streaming live via the worldwide web at, the first instalment of Tourism Television will feature a Tourism Breakfast Morning seminar hosted by the Ministry of Tourism at the Leon Agostini Conference Hall, Chamber Building, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings.

Minister of Tourism Dr the Honourable Rupert Griffith, will be the featured speaker at the interactive seminar which is aimed at raising tourism awareness within the business community and increasing support for the industry.

Also delivering speeches at the seminar will be His Excellency Malay Mishra, the Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago and Ms Catherine Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Following the presentation by Minister Griffith, which will focus on the government’s new vision for the tourism sector, investment incentives that will regulate the sector and new marketing and public relations plans that will drive increased visitor arrivals, there will be question and answer session.

The live streaming of Tourism Television can be accessed at on April 19.