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This Rum Tour Could Be Jamaica’s Number One Tourist Attraction

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

If you’re planning to Jamaica, the Appleton Estate Rum Tour is probably one of the attractions you’ve been told to visit. The bad news? It’s temporarily closed for extensive upgrades and renovations. The good news? It will reopen in November bigger and better. In fact, the aim is to transform the facility into Jamaica’s number…

Eating Local in the Caribbean Has Never Been Tastier

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

The Caribbean is a go-to destination for travelers from around the world, and for good reason: Whether you’re in need of a glorious beach to relax on and soak up some vitamin D or want to enjoy the simple things in life like fresh, delicious food and drinks, the islands have plenty to offer. When…

Growth of Culinary Travel Sector to Trigger Global Tourism Industry – Analysis & Perspective, 2016 to 2025

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

Culinary traveller is a newly developed concept that gives an opportunity to food and wine enthusiasts to visit various new destinations and test a local or regional cuisine. Culinary tourism became prominent when Erik Wolf, president of the International Culinary Tourism Association, presented a white paper about culinary tourism to his organisation in 2001. Since…

St Lucian Chef Shares Secrets of French Caribbean Cuisine in East Anglia

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

He’s been cooking up a storm St Lucian-style in Norwich, England, and now he’s offering his fans a chance to create his signature dishes on their own. St Lucian-born chef Denis Rosembert, who is known as the face of West Indian cuisine in East Anglia, is all set to serve up his own cookbook, ‘Taste…

Jamaica: 21 Persons Graduate from TPDCo Programme

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

Some 21 persons from Olympic Gardens are now better equipped to pursue careers, having graduated from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) Culinary Skills Training Programme. The graduation ceremony was held today (March 1) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. The programme forms part of the ‘Olympic Way Hip Strip’ project being implemented…

More Than Just Sun, Sea and Sand: Transformation Coming to St Lucia Tourism Product

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

Stiff market competition is pushing destinations into creative ways of branding and marketing and because of it, St Lucia’s Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee has a vision for that island to offer more to visitors than just sun, sea and sand. As such, he has announced a new statutory body that will better leverage community and…

Fiji: Taste of local cuisine

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

Globally, the tourism industry is a key foreign exchequer of a region. The past few years have witnessed an upsurge in local and international travelling and people are often making a trip for relaxation, pleasure, adventure and for exploring new cuisines. Majority of the time, the travellers (tourists) like to visit historical places with rich…

Vanuatu grows healthy

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

One way to promote healthy eating habits within communities is to produce and consume local nutritious food. In the province of Torba, on the island of Vanuatu, Father Luc Dini, a community leader and head of the local tourism council, is envisioning a healthier future for his people. The aim is to permanently ban imported…

A Gastro-Tourist’s Guide To 6 Can’t Miss Caribbean Islands

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Foodie travelers have high expectations when it comes to satisfying their hunger. Their menu must-haves? Cuisines that are authentically delicious, fresh and representative of their destination’s local culture. And for those traveling the Caribbean islands, there’s no shortage of flavorful foods to experience, from exotic produce to the islands’ bounty of freshly caught fish. That’s why…

Caribbean Vacation: Your Food Guide When Visiting St. Lucia

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

A perfect Caribbean vacation isn’t complete without crystal clear beaches, fresh salty air, a picturesque view and most especially, good food. Delicacies can range from the classic Creole to the freshest organic fruits. Thinking about traveling to Sta Lucia? Here’s a quick guide to some of the things that you must try. Cocoa tea. If you…

Slow Fish Caribbean: A New Project to Protect the Region’s Biodiversity

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Beautiful and rich in biodiversity, coral reefs are also fragile ecosystems that are under increasing threat from human activities and climate change. With a new project, the Slow Fish Caribbean network will be encouraging the preservation of the area’s local biodiversity through sustainable models for managing food resources. The oceans are a resource for the…

Healthy choices picture wins NCD award

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

The picture of a fi­ve-year-old boy making healthy choices at a grocery store was chosen as one of the four winners of the first “Focus on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific” photography competition last week. The regional competition, launched during World Diabetes Day on November 14 last year by the Pacific Community (SPC), aimed…

CHTA to Hold CHIEF, Taste of the Caribbean in June

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is making a big push this June in Miami. The organization has announced that it will be holding two of its major annual events in Miami, both the Taste of the Caribbean culinary festival and competition and the Caribbean Hotel Industry Exchange Forum. The latter is typically held in…