The Tobago Chamber of Commerce is in its 75th year of operations in Tobago. Over the years it has made significant contributions to the everyday life of all our citizens.
Within recent years it has had to dispel the perception that membership in the Chamber was for an exclusive fraternity like millionaire businessmen, bankers and hoteliers.
Chairman David Wong who is the youngest ever Chairman in the history of the Chamber has brought a breath of fresh air to the organisation.
He has just completed his first year at the helm, is well known throughout the island and has been in business all his life. The Chamber has four Standing Committees, namely: - Inter-Island Transport, Security, Environment and Business Development.
It usually communicates with various stakeholders in the economy and submits recommendations to the THA on matters for inclusion in the Annual Budget.
The Chamber continues to advance proposals to the Port Authority to make adjustments to its Drydocking schedules of the Inter Island Ferries which for the last few years have been at the most inappropriate times when the traffic is at its peak and has resulted in untold hardship to thousands of travelers.
Discussions are also underway with the management of Caribbean Airlines to increase significantly the number of seats available on the air-bridge over the Easter period.