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Tourism Package BFA 2008
The BFA Conference provides you with several opportunities to experience the beauty and serenity of the tropical paradise that is Trinidad and Tobago!
Tour packages for Tuesday 24th and Sunday 29th June will be at a nominal cost.
N.B. The Saturday 28th June tour options are included in the AACCLA & AmCham leaders' packages as well as the BFA Guest and BFA Guest AmCham CEO packages ONLY.
Be adventurous which tours are you willing to try?
Saturday 28th June 2008
Option 1 - Morning Tour
Nylon Pool and Buccoo Reef Tour
Option 2 - Morning Tour
Historic Tobago Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
This tour takes you from Pigeon Point beach to the scenic and serene Nylon Pool via a Glass Bottom Boat ride. From the viewing comfort of the Glass Bottom Boat, you are awed by the colourful fish, corals and sponges. Then you head to the middle of the ocean and enter the Nylon Pool. This majestic experience is one of swimming in the safety of crystal clear warm, shallow water in the middle of the ocean.
Snorkelling is allowed at the Buccoo Reef and you can marvel at the unique variety of tropical fish in their natural habitat.
After the sea and surf, there will be a beach Bar-B-Que at Pigeon Pt. where guests can eat, make merry and sun-bathe.
|Duration - 5 hours
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
This historical site seeing tour leaves from Coco Reef Resort takes you through Scarborough, the capital of Tobago to Fort James, Fort King George and the Mystery Tombstone. This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich history of this enchanting island.
For lunch, you will be able to experience the wonderful atmosphere of a beach Bar-B-Que as you meet up with other participants on the beach at Pigeon Pt. for a Bar-B-Que.
Sunday 29th June 2008
Option 1 - Day Trip
Option 2 - Morning Tour
Little Tobago Discovery Tour
Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm
(Field tour in the morning, lunch and a dinner with rum & chocolate tasting from 7:00 p.m. at Seafood Restaurant)
Includes: Lunch, dinner and rum & chocolate tasting
Tobago Cocoa Pod
This tour is designed to excite your palette and provide gastronomic satisfaction. Included is an Estate tour with light refreshments, a tasty local lunch, a drive along the west coat of the island, creole dinner and a sensational rum and chocolate tasting experience. To top it off, you are given a goodie bag to add to your memories.
|Duration: 5 hrs.
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
This is an opportunity to pretend that you are Robinson Crusoe! The tour begins via the Atlantic Coast to Speyside where you are transported to the island which was once known as Bird of Paradise Island. One the way you see the world's largest corals through the comfort of a Glass Bottom Boat. At Little Tobago, you are escorted on a short hike to the top of the island for a splendid view of Speyside and to observe the Red Billed Tropic Birds in the natural habitat.
Snorkelling on the Angel Reef is an added attraction to the Little Tobago Discovery Tour.
The Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Company Limited (PLIPDECO) is a public company whose core activities include industrial real estate management, port and management operations, and tug and towage services. PLIPDECO is the owner and landlord of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate, which houses more than 95 tenants, including world-class methanol, urea and ammonia plants, three steel plants, a power generation plant and smaller light manufacturing and service companies.
PLIPDECO was established in 1966 by the South Chamber of Commerce in San Fernando in order to facilitate the growth of industry in the south. The original idea of constructing a port to service southern businesses quickly evolved into a proposal for the development of an industrial estate. The success of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate was and remains a key factor in the rapid growth of Trinidad and Tobago�s economy.
In this exciting opportunity, you will learn more about how success in the energy sector and beyond has been achieved in the Caribbean context through various activities, including a tour of one of PLIPDECO�s most prominent companies, Point Lisas Nitrogen Ltd. (PLNL).
The PLIPDECO Tour includes the following:
9:00 a.m. Arrival and Welcome at PLIPDECO House
9:05 a.m. Safety Moment - Manager, HSE, PLIPDECO
9:10 a.m. PowerPoint Presentation on PLIPDECO - President, PLIPDECO
9:30 a.m. Refreshments
9:50 a.m. Tour of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and Port Manager - Corporate Communications
11:00 a.m. Arrival at Point Lisas Nitrogen Ltd
Please note that for your safety, you are required to wear long skirts/pants with absolutely no open-toed shoes or sandals.
ATLANTIC LNG COMPANY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Formed in July, 1995, the Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago's aim was to develop a liquefied natural gas plant in Point Fortin, Trinidad. The venture is a unique partnership between the local NGC Trinidad and Tobago LNG Ltd., and four international companies: Amoco Trinidad (LNG) B.V., British Gas Trinidad LNG Ltd., Repsol International Finance B.V., and Cabot Trinidad LNG Ltd. Amoco�s shareholding is now held by BP Trinidad (LNG) B.V. and Cabot�s by Suez (Trinidad and Tobago) LNG Ltd.
Atlantic LNG Company purchases gas from suppliers and sells freight on board to customers from its Point Fortin port via Trains 1, 2 and 3. With regard to Train 4, Atlantic operates as a processor of gas. Atlantic is the largest supplier of LNG to the United States, and holds a competitive position in the LNG market due to its low transportation costs to the US (20 to 30 percent below transportation costs from West or North Africa). Like PLIPDECO, Atlantic's operations in the LNG industry have been key to the success of Trinidad and Tobago's energy sector.
We are pleased to offer a unique glimpse into the workings of Atlantic LNG through this exciting business tour, which will comprise the following:
9:45 a.m. Arrive at Atlantic LNG Point Fortin office at #38 Adventure road
10:00 a.m. Welcome to Atlantic LNG Facility
Safety Orientation - Demonstration Videos
10:15 a.m. Plant Overview - Power Point Presentation
11:00 a.m. Proceed to facility to conduct site tour
11:45 a.m. Return to Administration Building
12:00 p.m. Depart facility to Clifton Courts Restaurant for lunch
12:15 p.m. Arrive at Clifton Courts.
1:00 p.m. Depart Clifton Courts to respective destinations.
Please note that we will require the following for your safety, security and convenience:
1. A copy of your photo ID
2. Boot size (US standard)
3. Shirt size (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, etc.)
4. Pants size (35, 45 etc.)
Please note that Atlantic LNG is a non-smoking facility. Recommended dress includes long skirts/pants and tops with long or short sleeves. Absolutely no open-toed shoes or sandals. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited.
THE HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA LTD
The House of Angostura has long been an integral part of the cultural landscape of Trinidad and Tobago, thanks to its signature product, Angostura Bitters. Bitters can be included in just about every dish or beverage, and is even used for medicinal purposes. Angostura Bitters (named for the South American town where it was first brewed) was created by Dr. Johann Siegert in 1824 as a cure for sea-sickness. Since then, Angostura's line of products has grown to include an astonishing array of rums, alcoholic beverages and sauces that have won international acclaim. The company has been one of the greatest success stories on the Trinidad and Tobago business landscape, even receiving the Hummingbird Gold Medal, a prestigious National Award, for its contribution to industry in the country in 1985.
As a distillery, Angostura has been highly successful. Within the past few years, the company has doubled its overall distillation and storage capacity in Trinidad with average production levels rising from 1.3 million litres in 1960 to 20 million litres in 1998. At the turn of the century, rectification capacity increased to 50 million litres. More than 95% is exported to consumers all over the world.
The tour of the House of Angostura promises not to disappoint, as it mixes a visit to the bottling plant with tours of such fascinating places as the Butterfly Collection and Museum. The tour will proceed as follows:
9:30 a.m. - The tour starts with a short film on the history of the company.
A visit to our Bitters Manufacturing Room
A walk though our Butterfly Collection and Museum
A ride on an electric cart through the company's premises to view our state of the art bottling plant.
A visit to our Distillery
11:00 a.m. And the tour ends for a sampling of a range of our products at the bar.
Rules and regulations to be relayed to participants upon arrival. Medical station and staff are available onsite.