Tourism Minister: World Inter Hash 2020 to boost visitor arrivals

Thousands of international trail runners are expected to visit Trinidad and Tobago next year to participate in this country’s first hosting of the World Inter Hash 2020, from April 23rd to 26th.

Tourism Minister, the Honourable Randall Mitchell says, “There are many economic and social benefits that will be derived from the staging of Inter Hash 2020 in this country, as tour operators, hoteliers, Airbnb operators, taxi drivers and other stakeholders can benefit directly from services they provide.”

Minister Mitchell said the event is also expected to “boost to the country’s visitor arrivals as more than thousands people are expected to capitalise on sporting and events tourism in both islands.”

He said: “The initiative is also expected to boost sports and eco-tourism in this country.”

Hashers, who range in ages from 45 to 80, will run through several communities, including Maracas, Arima, Gran Couva and Chaguaramas – where there will be a J’Ouvert Run which will include culture sports and eco-tourism.

Over 2000 hashers from more than 75 nations have already registered to participate. Hashing, which is a fun event, requiring participants to run through various terrains- including beaches, hills, valleys, rivers, forested areas, cities and rural districts- while enjoying cold beverages with friends and viewing our natural attractions, flora and fauna along the way.

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