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Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

By CTA Admin | Nov 9, 2018

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. Mission Identify challenges and projects, and catalyzing innovations that can transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector in the near future. Tourism is a driver of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, a cross-cutting sector with a high…

‘Let Fiji’s Food Revolution Begin!’

By CTA Admin | Nov 7, 2018

Executive chefs from Fiji’s leading re­sorts have come together to collabo­rate on a mission to develop the culi­nary talent to an international level. It also aims to transform Fiji into an exotic food destination. The Culinary Federation of Fiji (CFF) has for the first time tourism, brought together the executive chefs, hoteliers, suppliers, farmers, training…

Stakeholders Urged To Support The Use Of Local Produce In Fijian Cuisine

By CTA Admin | Nov 7, 2018

The Minstry of Agriculture with the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tour­ism have partnered with the Fiji Ho­tel & Tourism Association (FHTA) in the annual tourism trade show HOTEC 2018 to support the use of local produce in Fijian cuisine being offered to visitors to Fiji. Together it is envisaged that a better un­derstanding of…

Fiji: Two Nadi Companies Benefit From Combined SPC-EU Assistance

By CTA Admin | Nov 7, 2018

Two Nadi companies who supply fruit and vegetables to hotels and resorts have benefitted from assistance from the European Union and the Pacific Community (SPC). SPC yesterday handed over a new cold room facility to produce supplier Aman’s Marketing. Another supplier, Farmboy, also received assistance. With it, Farmboy was able to upgrade their operations through…

Cook Islands: Value adding through product development

By CTA Admin | Oct 25, 2018

Robert Wyllie, the founder of Rito products presented his business at the recent agritourism workshop held in Cook Islands organised by the Cook Island Government in collaboration with CTA, PIPSO, SPTO, SPC, IFAD. The aim of the workshop was to support a national policy linking agriculture and tourism and identify products which can be in demand by…

Developing the Tourism Market for Cook Islands: What is currently being done and future opportunities?

By CTA Admin | Oct 25, 2018

Metua Vaiimene of Cook Islands Tourism Corporation participated at the recent agritourism workshop held in Cook Islands organised by the Cook Island Government in collaboration with CTA, PIPSO, SPTO, SPC, IFAD. The aim of the workshop was to support a national policy linking agriculture and tourism and promoting more sourcing of local food by the hotel…

Restaurant gives students chance to practise

By CTA Admin | Oct 19, 2018

If you want to experience true fine dining at a fraction of the cost then check out the University of the South Pacific’s newly minted Pacific Fusion Restaurant in Namaka, Nadi. The training restaurant — run and managed by the university — boasts menus put together by students themselves that could easily grace the table…

Polynesian flavours at KaiNiue Food Festival in Paradise

By CTA Admin | Oct 19, 2018

Polynesian flavours internationally crafted This event is designed to showcase niue island’s extraordinary local produce to the world while guests experience a new flare of cooking from international culinary experts. Running for three days from friday 2nd to monday 5th november 2018 the programme includes sumptuous meals matched with NZ wines and chef cooking demonstrations,…

Fourth Annual Jamaica Food & Drink Festival

By CTA Admin | Oct 19, 2018

It’s that time of year again when we just have to give in to the fact that we all have to buy ‘roomier’ clothes once October is over. The fourth annual Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) runs October 20 – 28, and this year promises more deliciousness and support for Kingston’s tourism sector. JFDF…

World Food Day 2018: The contribution of Agriculture, Tourism and Gastronomy

By CTA Admin | Oct 16, 2018

Small island developing states are faced with a hard fight against high food import bills. World Food Day 2018 highlights actions that can be taken by all stakeholders in the food system to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, which calls on the global community to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable…

Why to Try a Taste of St Croix

By CTA Admin | Oct 16, 2018

Long one of the region’s most beloved food festivals, the Taste of St Croix is returning again for 2018. While in previous iterations the festival focused on a culinary competition, this year’s event will be different, aiming to commemorate the revitalization of St Croix’s culinary community. It’s another big step for what has become one…

Egyptian fare the highlight of Food Africa

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Oct 15, 2018

Everything you could possibly want to know about food in Africa will be showcased at the upcoming Food Africa 2018, in Cairo, Egypt on December 8-10.  Whether you are a foodie, or in the food business, Food Africa is an excellent opportunity to network, learn more about food and agro-industries and try locally-sourced and prepared…

Connecting Chefs In Africa to the world

By Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Oct 15, 2018

Dieuveil Malonga is a self-proclaimed “Afrovisionist”. The 26-year-old Chef has a deep love and appreciation for the rich cuisine of his home continent Africa, and his journey in the food world and what he has achieved in it reflects this. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Germany, Chef Dieuveil is the…