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The Solomon Islands Government Looks To Boost Tourism Cruise With Exciting Initiative

By CTA Admin | Jun 13, 2018

Following a week of thorough talks and visits to tourism stakeholders in the Asian region, on their way home, the Tourism Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Andrew Nihopara who was accompanied by the Tourism Director, Barney Sivoro, stopped in Fiji where they met with top officials from the Captain Cook Cruise operators as follow-ups on establishment proposals.…

Visitor Arrivals On The Rise For Cook Islands

By CTA Admin | Jun 13, 2018

Visitor arrivals to the Cook Islands are trending upwards at a rate of four percent, according to the arrival figures for last month. The total number of visitors to the Cook Islands in the first three months of this year was 29,949. For the same period last year, 28,661 visited the country, meaning there has…

PNG’s vanilla crop ranks second best globally

By CTA Admin | Jun 11, 2018

Papua New Guinea’s rise in the global vanilla market has been impressive to date as Canadian global vanilla buyer Aust & Hachmann has predicted PNG could be second behind Madagascar in the world this year. In its May report released last week, Aust & Hachmann made the prediction based on improvements set out by government…

Indigenous food experts from the Pacific gather in Whangārei

By CTA Admin | Jun 11, 2018

Eight Northlanders are among a group of Pacific people discussing ways of protecting indigenous food sources and passing that knowledge to youth. A powhiri was held in Whangārei yesterday for 51 indigenous people from Northland, Samoa, Tuvalu, Fiji, Hawaii, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Micronesia, Kiribati and Australia. A five-day Pacific regional workshop at…

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Authentically Jamaican With Karl Hart

By CTA Admin | Jun 11, 2018

uilding a legacy takes time, effort and energy. With the right platform and opportunities, one can obtain great recognition from their contribution to worthwhile institutions. For renown executive chef of over 47 years and owner of The Pantry Caterers, Karl Hart, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) was his catalyst for success. In celebration of…

Local food is best, says island chef

By CTA Admin | Jun 11, 2018

Local food is the best for your holiday guests. This is the view of Kokomo Private Island Resort executive chef Anthony Healy after his presentation on “Dock to Dish” to students of the Pacific Fusion Restaurant at the University of the South Pacific in Suva on Friday. Chef Healy said he did not understand why…

African and Caribbean Countries Score Big at Embassy Chef Challenge

By CTA Admin | Jun 11, 2018

The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge was a culinary smack down for the ages, netting several winners from the Caribbean and Africa who displayed their vision of culinary diplomacy to more than 1,200 guests. Embassy chefs were vying to win the celebrated People’s Choice and Judges Choice awards at the 10th anniversary contest on May…

SLHTA preps National Culinary Team for Taste of the Caribbean Competition

By CTA Admin | Jun 11, 2018

The St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association is gearing up for the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition. An eight-member National Culinary Team comprising of seven chefs and a bartender has already been selected, and the SLHTA is going full steam ahead with preparations for…

Agriculture, Tourism Provide Opportunities

By CTA Admin | May 13, 2018

Agriculture and tourism provide substantial future growth opportunities for foreign investment in Papua New Guinea, and British investors are being given the opportunity to play an active role in these growth sectors. Speaking to more than 150 participants at the UK-Papua New Guinea trade and investment forum in London this week, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill…

CTO launches new initiative on climate change resilience

By CTA Admin | May 10, 2018

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched a regional tourism education and awareness campaign (RTEAC) aimed at fostering a discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. The CTO said that the initiative is dedicated to the memory of its former employee, Bonita Morgan, “a beloved regional champion of…

Call in Fiji to return to traditional foods to reduce NCDs

By CTA Admin | May 3, 2018

Fiji’s President Jioji Konrote says a dietary transition away from traditional, domestic staples towards diets high in processed foods has contributed to the non-communicable disease epidemic in Fiji. Major-General Konrote, who is leading the campaign in Fiji to reduce NCDs, says 80 percent of the deaths of Fijians under 70 years of age are due…

CTO launches new initiative on climate change resilience

By CTA Admin | May 3, 2018

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched a regional tourism education and awareness campaign (RTEAC) aimed at fostering a discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. The CTO said that the initiative is dedicated to the memory of its former employee, Bonita Morgan, “a beloved regional champion of…

Samoa Tourism Exchange 2018 opens

By CTA Admin | May 1, 2018

The annual Samoa Tourism Exchange 2018 was officially opened last night at the Taumeasina Island Resort. The occasion was blessed by the government chaplain, Reverend Fuimaono Lautofu Afamasaga, with the keynote speech given by the Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati. Sala welcomed the travel trade and media experts from all over the world as…