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PNG cuisine to be showcased during APEC meet

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

Native Papua New Guinean foods including mud crabs, farmed beef and hand-caught Spanish mackerel will be served at the APEC Leaders’ Summit in November. The food, cooked in a three-metre earth oven, styled on a traditional mumu, will be served to hundreds of dignitaries from 21 countries attending the summit in Port Moresby. About 50…

Chefs Shortage And Youth Unemployment In Ghana: The “Chef From The Street” Approach

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

Ghana’s hospitality and tourism industry has been growing at a fast rate. This is evident with the springing up of hotels and restaurants across the country. Hospitality businesses across Ghana have been untouched by the difficulties of finding the right staff, and nowhere are these problems more visible than in kitchens up and down the…

Vanuatu women benefit from food stalls scheme near nakamal

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

The nakamal is the place where ni-Vanuatu traditionally come together to consume kava, the root-based brew which plays a fundamental role in Vanuatu society. Being able to tap into this space has helped the women and their families financially. Asnette Nasse lives in the Freshwater area in the capital Port Vila and is part of…

DVees brings West African flavours to Europe with ‘accessible’ formats

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

UK start-up DVees is on a mission to bring West African flavours to Western Europe, starting with a hibiscus-infused drink and range of condiments. “You can find West African food if you look for it, but it’s not accessible or beautifully presented,” its co-founder says. Source and More Info: https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2018/09/21/DVees-brings-West-African-flavours-to-Europe-with-accessible-formats

Papua New Guinea: Tap into agri-tourism: NGCB

By CTA Admin | Sep 24, 2018

The recent 62nd National Gaming Control Board (NGCB) Goroka Show has displayed a huge potential in agri-tourism. This was revealed by the NGCB Community Benefit Fund Director, Rayleen Kurua. Kurua said the Show illustrated the potential Eastern Highlands has to successfully promote the agriculture and tourism sectors in the country. “Tourists will want to spend…

Barbados Getting Set for Food and Rum Festival

By CTA Admin | Sep 24, 2018

One of the region’s most popular food festivals is fast approaching. And while this year’s Barbados Food and Rum Festival will have all of the culinary and rum-filled features travelers have come to expect, it’s making some changes, too. Launching on International Rum Day, this year’s festival will run from October 18 to 21, and…

Tourism and development in the Pacific: possible or improbable?

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2018

Tourism has undoubtedly become one of the most important economic activities in Pacific island countries (PICs). For some, such as Vanuatu, Fiji and the Cook Islands, tourism is one of the largest economic sectors, while for others, the aim is to increase visitor arrivals, and more importantly, visitor expenditure. The development of tourism in PICs…

Papua New Guinea: Show displays potential in agriculture and tourism

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2018

The recent Goroka Show displayed a huge potential in agriculture and tourism, says National Gaming Control Board Community Benefit Fund director Rayleen Kurua. Kurua said the show provided farmers ways to find markets locally and internationally. She said the show illustrated the potential Eastern Highlands had to promote agriculture and tourism. “Tourists will want to…

AfDB Africa Tourism Monitor : The High 5s of Tourism

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2018

The theme of this issue is “The High 5s – Tourism as a Pathway to Industrialization, Integration, Quality of Life, Agriculture, and Powering Up Africa”. The wide range of topics examined in this issue include subjects such as hotel pipeline developments and investments, balancing wildlife and urbanization, intra-Africa travel potentials with the Single African Air…

Niue in world top ten for tourism growth

By CTA Admin | Sep 17, 2018

Niue has been named in the top ten fastest growing tourism destinations for 2017 by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Niue came in at number seven with visitor numbers increasing by 25.4 percent for the year. The head of Niue Tourism, Felicity Bollen, puts the increase down to a targeted marketing strategy. But she…

World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

By CTA Admin | Sep 17, 2018

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018). World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness…

Discover Namalu Coffee Ltd, unique coffee maker from Papua New Guinea!

By CTA Admin | Sep 7, 2018

Discover Namalu Coffee Ltd, unique coffee maker from Papua New Guinea.                       Namalu Coffee Ltd is a high quality coffee maker located in the heart of Goroka Eastern Highlands Province and at the Malahang Industrial Centre (Papua New Guinea) The coffee is made up of parchment…

The Chefs Redefining Polynesian Cuisine

By CTA Admin | Sep 4, 2018

Centuries of colonization nearly erased the taste of the Pacific. Now, a new generation is reimagining the regional food for a new era. THE KAWAKAWA LEAVES are dark as jade and riddled with holes, the telltale bites of looper moth caterpillars. In another kitchen they might be thought compromised and tossed aside, but to Monique…