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Jamaica: Tourism Ministry Makes Pitch For Farmers

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

A sustained effort is now being pursued by the tourism ministry to ensure that Jamaican farmers reap the full benefits of the industry. Speaking at the official opening of the Grand-a-View Restaurant and Event Place in Montego Bay on Saturday night, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said the upsurge in tourist arrivals and the projected increase…

Vanuatu aims to quadruple visitor numbers in next decade

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

The ambitious goal is the responsibility of the country’s airline, airports authority and tourism office, and could deliver more than a billion US dollars to national coffers annually by 2030. Dominic Godfrey reports on their plans. In 2017, tourism was 46.1 percent of GDP, or US$362 million, and the 110-thousand visitors brought in US$254-million, over…

Discover The History Of Chocolate And Its Connection To The Caribbean Region

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

Globally, chocolate is a billion-dollar industry, and some of the best chocolate comes from the Caribbean. This is because cacao farmers in the Caribbean primarily cultivate Criollo and Trinitario cacao trees that produce cacao pods and beans which eventually become fine cacao or flavor cacao. Fine cacao produced almost exclusively in the Caribbean region is…

Guyana wins #1 in ‘Best of Ecotourism’ category at the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards!

By CTA Admin | Mar 8, 2019

Emerging destination beats out Mexico, Cambodia and the Galapagos to be named ‘World’s Best Ecotourism Destination’ Guyana has been named the #1 “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world. The award was presented to Guyana at the ITB global travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany.  The second annual “Best of Top 100” Awards is a selection of the finest…

Caribbean registers second highest record for visitor arrivals in 2018

By CTA Admin | Mar 5, 2019

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean hit a record high last year despite some destinations being severely impacted by hurricanes that swept through the region in 2017, according to figures released here yesterday by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO). “With a strong performance during the last four months of 2018, including a robust showing by…

11 Properties Offering Authentic Culinary Experiences In Latin America And The Caribbean

By CTA Admin | Feb 22, 2019

Latin American cuisine is full of robust flavor and spices. Traditional dishes are steeped in culture and heritage, with many of the best recipes handed down from generation to generation. For travelers looking to experience the culture of a destination through their taste buds, and possibly hoping to step up their own cooking skills in…

Take a culinary journey through the Caribbean like Chef Ainsley Harriott at a Sandals’ resort

By CTA Admin | Feb 22, 2019

As winter bites, many are in need of some sun, sea and spice – and chirpy chef Ainsley Harriott might just have the answer. His latest ITV show, Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen, sees him island-hopping through the places that have inspired his cooking. Foodies can have their own Caribbean culinary journey at one of Sandals’ resorts,…

Invitation to join the Agritourism Experiences Talanoa 27-28 February 2019, Nadi Fiji

By CTA Admin | Feb 19, 2019

The Pacific Agribusiness Research in Development Initiative (PARDI2) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), alongside the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), invite you to attend an AgriTourism Experiences Talanoa. The event will be held at Tokatoka Resort, Nadi, Fiji from 27 – 28 February 2019. Targeted at established…

Reviving The Fine Flavor Cocoa Industry in Trinidad & Tobago

By CTA Admin | Feb 15, 2019

Which single-origin fine flavor dark chocolate would you prefer? One that is mellow and smooth on the palate or one that is green aromatic? How about one that tastes like dried red fruit or bright fruit and herbal with sweet vanilla aroma? These are snippets of the tasting notes to describe four single-origin dark chocolate…

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

By CTA Admin | Feb 14, 2019

Even though it has been discussed as a travel trend for years now, the conversation around food tourism has changed very little since it first began. Given its potentially mass appeal and ability to provide local economies with a welcome boost, Skift Research thought it was time to examine food tourism as it exists today…

TripAdvisor Saw Experiences and Restaurants as Major Growth Contributors in 2018

By CTA Admin | Feb 14, 2019

Several years ago, TripAdvisor’s experiences and restaurants operations were growing strongly, but they were still a relatively small portion of the company’s overall business, which focused on hotels. But in 2018, as the company disclosed Tuesday, those two businesses, along with alternative accommodations, which the company hardly mentions these days, accounted for 27 percent, or…

Positive response to local Tongan frozen produce trial

By CTA Admin | Feb 14, 2019

Tonga’s Nishi Trading Company successfully trialled its frozen taro, fries, pumpkin and hummus in the local market in Nuku’alofa late last year. The response has been overwhelmingly good. “Using your own local market for product development is important to see how people respond to the product” says Nishi’s Marketing Expert Joanna Bourke, Executive Creative Director…

Global Agritourism Market Will Grow at a CAGR of 18% During 2019-2023| Technavio

By CTA Admin | Feb 14, 2019

Technavio has announced the release of their research report on the global agritourism market for the forecast period 2019-2023. This agritourism market analysis report segments the market by type (domestic and international) and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, South America, and North America). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190205005447/en/ Global agritourism market…