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‘Pure Grenada’ emphasis, authenticity in tours among FCCA guidance for Grenada

Packaging more authentic tours and emphasizing the ‘Pure Grenada’ brand in all activities, especially culinary offerings, were among the insights Grenada gained from a Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association delegation’s visit this month. In addition, employment opportunities for Grenadians related to cruise industry growth were explored. Visiting Grenada at the Ministry of Tourism’s invitation were FCCA president…

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Cuba seeks to take advantage of cuisine as touristy incentive

Hidden beyond its beaches, sunshine and historical heritage, Cuba has a rich culinary tradition, as a result of a mixture of cultures, which it now seeks to use as a major tourist attraction. “It will always be the number one priority to continue diversifying and raising the general quality…of services, in particular for gastronomy,” said…

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All in good taste: Fine dining in the Caribbean

From dining inside a 300-year-old sugar mill to gorging on indigenous Jamaican wood-infused slow-roasted pork, Andrew Doherty discovers a cornucopia of high-end gastronomic experiences in the Caribbean. Renowned for its charming beach shacks, succulent jerk chicken and famous flying fish, Caribbean cuisine is certainly not short of flavour or panache. However, for clients seeking a five-star…

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Nevis Mango & Food Festival exceeds all expectations

The fourth annual Nevis Mango & Food Festival exceeded all expectations according to the Nevis Tourism Authority and virtually everyone who attended the exciting roster of events. “We are thrilled with the outcome of this year’s festival,” says Nevis Tourism Authority CEO Greg Phillip. “Every year we’ve added new elements to the event and this…

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Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival Returns to Barbados

The Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival is heading back to Barbados this year. After spending several years away and being hosted in Grenada and St Maarten, the annual beverage expo is back where it started. “The first Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival was held in Barbados back in 2010 and after discussions with local stakeholders…

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Grenada Expands Offerings with New Tours and Attractions

Grenada is gearing up for the next winter season with innovative products to inspire and delight first time and repeat visitors. The three‐island destination of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is offering a number of new tours that range from lively to relaxed to sensual experiences. The new ‘Savour the Spice’ tour introduces Grenada’s spices…

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Tourism Minister Highlights Ocho Rios Seafood Festival

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the upcoming Ocho Rios Seafood Festival represents a unique opportunity for Jamaica to make further inroads into the lucrative gastro-tourism market. Speaking to JIS News following the press launch of the festival in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on June 22, Mr. Bartlett added that with food festivals now…

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A chef’s love for Pacific cuisine

IMAGINE living in a three-bedroom house with six brothers, five cousins and your grandmother while growing up. That was the upbringing top chef Bertrand Jang had. “Can you imagine family dinners?” he said with a laugh. “It was crazy! My mum and dad worked so hard to raise us and they did such an amazing…

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Tour promotes food tourism, raises awareness on local food

If niche markets are about making your mark, then The Fiji Orchid’s Farm to Fork tour is well on its way to establishing itself as a business known for covering all its bases. The tour, which promotes food tourism and touches on the different aspects of Fiji’s food culture, involves a hour-long immersion into the intricacies…

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Barbadian cuisine ripe to boost tourism and agriculture

Barbadian cuisine ripe to boost tourism and agriculture (left) CEO of the BHTA Rudy Grant addressing the gathering. The culinary arts can greatly benefit the Barbadian economy. That message was clear as the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) launched Art of Cuisine 2017 – Barbados Meets The World, at Hotel PomMarine in Hastings, Christ…

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