Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell says the establishment of a Sandals Hotel in Tobago will bring the world to the island.
Mitchell made the statement in his contribution to the debate on the 2019 National Budget in the House of Representatives.
Minister Mitchell told legislators the proposed hotel, to be owned by citizens and operated by Sandals, will create benefits for the entire country.
Sandals in Tobago will be a windfall for all, particularly smaller hoteliers, the regional hotel chain said in a statement which sought to dispel claims about its operations.
Tobago will be among the biggest beneficiaries of increased economic activity, including global marketing and an exponential increase in airlift, Sandals said.
“Not everyone who arrives on the flights we attract will stay at Sandals, indeed many will seek other options creating a significant increase in business for the smaller hotels.