Archive for March 2018

Tourism Interests Urged to Invest in Agriculture

Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council in Jamaica, Adam Stewart, is calling on hoteliers and other tourism interests, to invest in the local agriculture sector, noting that this is a surefire way of enhancing the country’s economic development. He says that “for too long, we have been ignoring the obvious linkage between two of Jamaica’s…

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Bid to promote locally produced food

Renowned chef and Pacific hospitality consultant Colin Chung will be the only chef representing Fiji and the Pacific Islands at the 4th Asian Organic Gourmet Festival in Bangkok, Thailand this weekend. Mr Chung’s brainchild is the cookbook Kana Vinaka, will be also launching his publication at the four-day food, wine and wellness extravaganza that commences…

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TTC Special: Culinary art crucial in tourism world

A kingdom still rising in tourism industry around the world is the national cuisine to which several countries are dedicating 2018. Mexico, Jamaica, Peru and Dominican Republic in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Italy Holland and Germany in Europe among other countries have decided that culinary tourism is a crucial piece of its numerous…

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Zambia: We can fight poverty with tourism, it’s a game changer – Chaila

Zambia Tourism Agency, ZTA, Chief Executive Officer Felix Chaila says the decision by the Zambian government to elevate the Ministry of Tourism to an economic ministry and second only to Agriculture is a recognition of the sector’s capacity to improve people’s lives. Speaking in Berlin at the International Tourism Bourse, ITB, an international tourism and…

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Saint Lucia Boost Cassava Cultivation to Replace ‘White Bread’

With the help of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Saint Lucia has embarked on a new agricultural project, planting cassava with the intention of using the flour and mash made from it as a healthier substitute to the traditional white bread, which is made from wheat flour. The Caribbean island’s…

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Link between tourism and agriculture in Fiji

Fiji has very comprehensive strategies in place for the sugar industry but this is not replicated across the non sugar agricultural areas, says chief executive officer for the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, Fantasha Lockington. Speaking at a workshop yesterday on the linkages between agriculture, trade and tourism, Ms Lockington said there were many agri-tourism…

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Samoa: Women in Business launches Agri-tourism Farm to Table app

Women in Business Development Incorporated (W.I.B.D.I.) has launched their new Agri-tourism Farm to Table App for android smart phones. The launch took place at their organic night market on Wednesday at the Samoa Tourism Authority Fale. The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua gave the opening remarks and officially declared the Agri-tourism Farm…

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