The Division of Tourism and Transportation of the Tobago House of Assembly has announced that effective January 31, 2015 there will be a weekly direct flight between Tobago and Sao Paulo Brazil with one stop in Barbados.

Brazil's largest airline ‘GOL’ will provide the service. This decision by the airline to fly to Tobago follows two years of negotiations between the Division and the airline's management. The sharing of the flight with Barbados also provides marketing opportunities for Tobago because guests have another option of getting to Tobago via Barbados.

The flight will take seven hours which reduces the time that guests take to get from Brazil to Tobago and nationals heading to the South American country.

Secretary of Tourism and Transportation Tracy Davidson-Celestine said the flight opens up new opportunities for the Tourism Industry in Tobago. She said, "This is a significant move because it opens up the South American market and Brazil in particular. With strong connections in Argentina, Chile and other South American markets it makes it easier for the growing South American middle class to access Tobago."

The flight will be formally launched in Sao Paulo on January 15, 2015 and online bookings will be available by that date.

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