Kurtis Rudd has been settling into his new role as chief executive officer of Tourism Trinidad Limited. He started work on 20 September 2021, replacing acting CEO Heidi Alert.
Rudd’s first challenge is to rebuild the country’s tourism and international travel sector post-Covid-19. He commented: “We are at a critical moment in the development of Trinidad’s tourism industry, and we need the strategic collaboration of the private and public sector to take advantage of the market opportunities ahead and move out of this pandemic.”
With more than two decades of senior management expertise, Rudd was a highly sought-after candidate for the position. He has worked for Shell Caribbean, Prestige Holdings, Courts Trinidad and Guardian Life, and also as a senior lecturer at UWI-ROYTEC. Of the TTL position, Rudd said: “This is truly my dream job.”
Thinking of visiting T&T?
The borders of Trinidad and Tobago were reopened on 17 July, but entry restrictions remain in place. International flights operate only via North America. Nationals who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days; unvaccinated non-nationals are not allowed to enter T&T. The country is under a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 5am.
All travellers, regardless of nationality or residency, must possess a TTravel Pass. It is a mandatory document for every traveller to the country. Visitors can apply online for apassvia ttravelpass.gov.tt/travel-requirement.
Before their visit, travellers should contact their travel representative or airline for up-to-date information. For updates on travel protocols, visit: visittobago.gov.tt/covid-19-what-you-need-know.