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Press Release 2012

Fetes, Limes, Mas and More - Celebrate Trinidad & Tobago's 50th Anniversary of Independence

Inviting all visitors to take advantage of these incredible deals and visit the dual-island nation for the 50th anniversary celebrations

Press Release 2012

Port of Spain, Trinidad (July 24, 2012) - This year, Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating an important milestone in the dual-nation's history: 50 years of independence.

As such, the islands are abuzz with steel band and military parades, community murals, sports history and icon exhibitions, and much more, now through December 31, 2012.

The official date of independence is August 31, but in true Trini-style, the fetes, limes (parties) and mas (masquerades) have already begun.

Whether visiting for the first time or returning home for the festivities, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway and experience the culture, fashion, history, sports and tradition on display for the duration of 2012; and to help travelers find the best accommodations, hotels on the twin islands are offering special rates to visitors ready to join in on the celebrations.

In Trinidad:

The Carlton Savannah is offering an "Independence Day Getaway" for guests staying three consecutive nights between August 30 and September 2, 2012 a special rate of US$395 for the three nights, including breakfast for two. The Carlton Savannah is offering rooftop party at RISE, for some of the best views of the National Fireworks display along with drinks, live music and a tapas buffet.

The Independence Package - Valid 30 August to 1 September 2012 - at The Coblentz Inn is offering guests a US$325 package that includes two night's double occupancy accommodations, welcome mini bar, breakfast and nightly glass of wine with dinner.

The unique, upside down Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, also celebrating its own 50th anniversary, is offering a special 50th Anniversary package that includes accommodations with a next room category upgrade (subject to availability), US$50 hotel credit, 10% discount on dinner at Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant, 10% discount at Gazebo Pool Bar, and 15% discount on select spa services. Rates start at US$159 per night, per room. Special requires a booking of 2-nights or more and is valid on stays through September 1, 2012 that are booked by August 29, 2012. For more information, please visit www.hiltoncaribbean.com or call 868-624-3211.

The Hyatt Regency Trinidad is offering guests the opportunity to truly relax with the Hyatt Free Time promotion, which includes Stay two nights and get the third night free, complimentary breakfast and late checkout. To book, request offer code FRTIME; offer valid through December 30, 2012.

In Tobago:
Stay seven nights at the luxurious Villas at Stonehaven and receive free airport transfers and a complimentary welcome basket. Rates start at US$275 per night, per villa. Offer valid through December 23, 2012.

The beautiful Coco Reef Resort & Spa is offering an exclusive, all-inclusive online promotion for a 5 day, 4 night package for US$2,700, based on double occupancy, which includes airport transfer, meals, alcoholic beverages, as well as complimentary water sports and tennis. Offer valid through December 20, 2012. For more information, please visit www.cocoreef.com, email cocoreef-tobago@trinidad.net, or call 868-639-8571

In honor of the 50th anniversary celebrations, Blue Waters Inn is offering a special rate to stay seven nights in a standard room, inclusive of breakfast & dinner for US$674 based on double room occupancy between August 1 and -December 19, 2012.

The Bacolet Beach Club, a stylish retreat from any worries, is offering complimentary breakfast and a fourth night free, as well as a one day courtesy rental car for guests who book at least three nights, starting at US$190 per night, based on dual occupancy. Offer valid through December 15, 2012.

Celebrating the nation's history and diversity, the 50th anniversary is officially taking place from August to December of 2012 and is honoring the nation's fast, present and future with film screenings on nationhood and identity, an exhibition on the islands' emancipation, parades, calypso festivals, free concerts and more.

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, the birthplace of the steel pan drum and was the host destination for the 2009 Fifth Summit of the Americas and the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean island 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 five-time consecutive award winner for World's Leading Ecotourism Destination by the World Travel Awards from 2003 to 2007 and 2009.


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