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Social media enthusiasts to experience the greatest show on Earth

Social media enthusiasts to experience the greatest show on Earth ( PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD –Coverage of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival activities usually run the gamut of media from print to radio and television, enticing readers, listeners and viewers to soak in the vibrancy, the color and the spectacle of the festival. Trinidad and Tobago therefore is the perfect destination to experience Carnival and the Tourism Development Company Limited in recognizing this is turning to Social Media to spread the word about the festivities.

The Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Limited will be hosting seven journalists from February 6th to 12th, 2015, that specialize in writing for diverse social media travel publications.

These journalists have a combined social media following of 6.5 million persons and therefore their reach and influence on the travel and vacation decisions by the discerning visitor should not be understated.

This group will be treated to the diversity and variety that is destination Trinidad and Tobago not only with the celebration of Carnival but will also be exposed to the myriad of sites, attractions and activities that visitors to Trinidad and Tobago have come to know and love. Online readers of publications such as Ebony Magazine, Travel Bug, Life&Style Weekly and In Touch Weekly will be treated to the journalists’ adventures through the All-Inclusive Parties and Fetes where sweet soca music can be thoroughly enjoyed, Pan Yard visits where the sounds of Trinidad and Tobago’s signature instrument, the steelpan can be heard in all its splendor and Mas Camp visits where the group will be treated to the anatomy and coming to life of the colorful costumes that will be put on show during the two days of Carnival.

Carnival however is just the tip of the tropical iceberg for Trinidad and Tobago. The group will also be treated to the islands’ culinary fare which range from fine dining to street food, a visit to the Caroni Bird Sanctuary for the nature lovers’ experience and they will also be exposed to the rich culture of the Central Experience where the influence of the East Indian community through religion and food is most evident.

Not to be left out is the sister island of Tobago. Whilst Trinidad is often described as the boisterous big sister of the two islands, Tobago is renowned for being laid back and offering more of the traditional sun, sea and sand holiday that others may crave. For three days, this unique group of media will be treated to a visit to the Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool which is an in-sea shallow white ground coral pool located off Pigeon Point, Tobago, a tour of a historic cocoa estate and the Argyle Water Falls and will also do standup paddle boarding at the beautiful Pigeon Point Beach which always gives the visitor an immense thrill.

So with social media being the “go to” tool for sharing messages of all types it is both timely and strategic that the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Limited gives these special journalists an opportunity to experience this destination where you get two unique experiences that can both stimulate the senses and calm the mind. Look out for their posts just before Carnival as they share with readers in the social universe about the virtues of terrific Trinidad and tranquil Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago Social Media Press Trip Group

(February 6-12, 2015)

• Kristin Braswell – Huffington Post, Ebony Magazine

• Tara Donaldson – Travel Bug, Huffington Post, Fox News Travel

• Kristen Jacobson –

• Rachel Quigley – In Touch Weekly, Life&Style Weekly

• Mareen Schauder – Miss Everywhere

• Christy Woodrow – Ordinary Traveler, National Geographic, Lonely Planet

• Datev Gallagher – Youtube Channel, Ladiedottie

Follow them as they chronicle their experience in Trinidad and Tobago on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram at the following handles:

Kristin Braswell
Facebook: Ebony Magazine
Instagram: @kbras1
Twitter: Potentially @EBONYMag

Tara Donaldson
Facebook: Living with the Travel Bug
Instagram: @tararielle
Twitter: @travelbugtara

Datev Gallagher
YouTube: LadieDottie Datev Gallagher- TheLadieDottieWay
Facebook: Ladiedottie
Instagram: ladie_dottie
Twitter: @ladiedottie

Kristen Sarah Jacobson
YouTube: Hopscotch the Globe
Facebook: Hopscotch the Globe
Instagram: @kristenadventure
Twitter: @HTGlobe

Rachel Quigley
Facebook: In Touch Weekly
Instagram: intouchweekly/ lifeandstyleweekly
Twitter: @intouchweekly/ @Life_and_Style

Mareen Schauder
Facebook: Miss Everywhere
Instagram: miss.everywhere
Twitter: @Miss_everywhere

Christy Woodrow
Facebook: Ordinary Traveler
Instagram: ordinarytraveler
Twitter: @OrdinaryTravelr
Pinterest: Ordinary Traveler

About Trinidad&Tobago

Trinidad&Tobago is located in the southeastern region of the Caribbean. With its careful approach to tourism, the dual-island nation offers a distinct blend of culture, eclectic cuisine and an assortment of eco-adventure activities. Trinidad, the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean,’ is home to the world famous Carnival and the birthplace of the steel pan, the only new musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century. It is also home to one of the world’s top three nesting sites for endangered leatherback turtles and world class fine flavored cocoa. Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean paradise with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere and the six-time award winner for World’s Leading Ecotourism Destination by the World Travel Awards.

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Media Contact: Corporate Communications, Tourism Development Company Limited, Phone: 868.675.7034 E-mail: , Web:

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