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Jamaica Tourism Ministry to host fifth Speed Networking Event

The Jamaica Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism Linkages Network has issued an open call for local manufacturers and service providers to register to participate in the fifth staging of the Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event. The event is scheduled to take place on March 14, 2018, at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Spa in Montego…

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Food Tourism: A recipe for Economic Development – How ready are you Ghana?

“For millions of Africans, tourism is a lifeline – its potential for driving transformative and inclusive growth must be harnessed.” – Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General, UNCTAD The first Ghana Food and Cultural Expo 2018, a multi-sector trade-oriented exhibition in the food and hospitality industry, will be held from March 4-15. The extravaganza is being organised by…

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Agri-tourism a big opportunity for Papua New Guinea says Agricultural Development Foundation president

With the focus on major resources projects, Papua New Guinea is missing the opportunity to develop a thriving agri-tourism sector, Papua New Guinea Women in Agricultural Development Foundation (PNGWiADF) President, Maria Linibi tells Business Advantage PNG. As it stands, many people in the sector in Papua New Guinea think agriculture is limited to growing and selling…

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Jamaica: Programme to Bring Farmers Closer to Tourism

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says an entrepreneurial training and coaching programme to assist local farmers to better understand the tourism industry, will be introduced in the first quarter of this year. The programme will enable the farmers to tailor their production, distribution and logistics to match the requirements of businesses in the hotel and…

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Bahamas: Tourism Targets 23.5% Reduction In ‘Leakage’

Promoting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises could help the Bahamas reduce the “leakage” of 85 cents from every tourist dollar earned, a hotel executive said yesterday. Carlton Russell, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) president, said the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival from February 3-4 provides an opportunity to highlight and support local…

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St Lucia Food and Rum Festival Scores High

St. Lucia may have produced a gem in the just concluded Food & Rum Festival, one that may very well put it on par with well-known food festivals across the world. The Festival, which ended Sunday night at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, left in its wake pleased, well-fed patrons; a better informed group of…

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Barbados makes its claim as the ‘culinary capital of the Caribbean’

Damian Leach is one of the young chefs making waves in the island nation, putting twists to classic Bajan dishes with influences learned abroad. In support of the burgeoning food scene, the Barbados government has declared 2018 the year of culinary experiences. The young, Barbados-born chef, like several others on the front lines of modern…

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Oka Festival’s global appeal

The popular Oka Festival organised by the Samoa Culinary Association is gaining global appeal. That’s thanks largely to international coverage being provided New Zealand’s Fresh T.V. and other international media groups. Filming the Festival for the third time since its inauguration in 2016 was New Zealand based Fresh T.V, who have become big supporters. Lisa…

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USP To Offer New Qualifications In Tourism And Hospitality

The 85th Council of The University of the South Pacific instituted two new programmes for Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). This includes the Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management (Level 5) and Diploma of Hospitality Management – Events, Food and Beverage and Front Office (Level 5). Both programmes are stair-casing qualifications and builds…

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