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Pacific: Food seen as new tourism fuel

By CTA Admin | Apr 9, 2019

The tourism industry has been advised to learn from how other Pacific Islands nations that are promoting agri-tourism. Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rio Fiocco recently returned from a Regional Agritourism Workshop organized by CTA, PIPSO, SPTO, SPC and IFAD in Fiji on 1-2 April 2019 which discussed how to improve links…

Caribbean tourism education to the forefront

By CTA Admin | Apr 9, 2019

The Miami-based Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), the region’s annual networking, education and best practice sharing event for hospitality and tourism business stakeholders, will bring tourism education to the forefront in 2019. CHTA said recently that the networking conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency…

CTO to celebrate 46th Caribbean Week of culture, cuisine and rhythm

By CTA Admin | Apr 9, 2019

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will celebrate its 46th Caribbean Week at the Wyndham New Yorker, from June 1, under the theme: “Year of Festivals,” and will come alive for a full week with “Amazing Caribbean Culture, Cuisine, and Rhythm.” Sylma Brown, director of the Caribbean Tourism Organization NY Inc., in an exclusive interview with…

Getting more tourists to Vanuatu’s outer islands

By CTA Admin | Apr 5, 2019

In Vanuatu we have a saying, ‘tourism hemi bisnis blo yumi evriwan’, or ‘tourism is everybody’s business’. This is due to the wide-reaching nature of the tourism sector value chain in Vanuatu. Our communities and businesses, including both direct service providers such as tours and accommodation, and indirect services and complementary businesses such as farmers,…

FIBEGA (International Gastronomy Tourism Fair) 2019, Miami

By CTA Admin | Apr 2, 2019

FIBEGA MIAMI 2019 promises to be the premiere International Gastronomy Tourism Event showcasing a tantalizing and diverse collection of international gastronomy from the worlds most coveted touristic regions. This will be an exclusive networking and business-building event for the International Gastronomy Tourism sectors. An unparalleled collective of regions, enterprises and global institutions will unite for…

Sample Traditional Grenadian Food Via Savor The Spice Tour

By CTA Admin | Apr 2, 2019

Grenadian food reflects the cultural diversity of the island and so its dishes are heavily influenced by the different cultures that have inhabited the island including the indigenous Caribs, French and British colonists, West Africans slaves whose descendants now make up a majority of the population and Indians who originally came over as indentured labor.…

Jamaica: UWI Graduate School For Tourism By 2020

By CTA Admin | Apr 2, 2019

The University of the West Indies (UWI) should have its first-ever Graduate School of Tourism up and running at its Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay by the beginning of 2020. Speaking at the official groundbreaking for the new UWI Western Jamaica Campus at Barnett Oval in Montego Bay last Friday, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett…

The Top 5 Boldest Chefs of Latin America

By CTA Admin | Apr 2, 2019

Daring to surprise and captivate Latin American palates by means of an avant-garde cuisine is not a simple matter, especially when the result also attracts the most demanding patrons from other continents. Hours of research surrounded by seasonings, knives and stoves play the leading role in the creativity and versatility shown by the most outstanding…

Certifying Sustainable Tourism in Small Islands

By CTA Admin | Mar 26, 2019

The tourism industry is progressively adopting business practices which attempt to balance environmental, social and economic impacts. In small island developing States, initiatives are being rolled out which brings governments, civil society and the private sector together to forge innovative solutions which marry profitability with social and environmental wellbeing. In the case of Seychelles, the…

St. Kitts: Tourism eduction programme to roll out garden project in Sept

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

The highly successful Tourism Education Programme will be adding, in September 2019, a Garden Project to its programme, which will give students in-depth knowledge and hands on experience on the linkages between tourism and agriculture, better known as Agro-tourism. The Ministry of Tourism saw the need to show students these linkages after the recent acquisition…

Ital Café debuts at Half Moon in Jamaica

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

Luxury Jamaican hotel Half Moon has added its first vegan eatery, Ital Café, to its award-winning collection of culinary offerings. Housed within the Fern Tree Spa and in keeping with the natural and holistic surroundings, Ital Café makes the most of the plentiful Jamaican sunlight by embracing the concept of ‘sunfired food’. Working in partnership…

Jackfruit mainly among health freaks, is driving the global Jackfruit Market

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

Originally indigenous to India, jackfruit is a tropical fruit that grows in high rainfall, humid, and coastal areas worldwide. Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Nepal are some key producers of jackfruit in South East Asia. Countries in Africa, Brazil, and Caribbean countries close to the tropics that have a tropical climate are suitable…

Chef Taymer Mason Brings Her Plant-Based Food Movement Back To The Caribbean

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

Taymer Mason is a vegan, microbiologist, ecologist, best-selling author and self-proclaimed activist from Barbados. She is a cultural explorer and has lived in Europe, North America and the Caribbean, while working in “every aspect of the food industry.” At the age of 22, Mason moved to France where she started a blog on Caribbean-French vegan…