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Cook Islands: Te Maeva Nui Festival 2018

By CTA Admin | Jul 20, 2018

Te Maeva Nui Festival is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th birthday of the Cook Islands as an independent nation. It is the cultural highlight of the Cook Islands year. This National Event has grown over the years drawing international visitors from across the globe to…

Tonga: King opens Agriculture Shows in Niuas

By CTA Admin | Jul 20, 2018

King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show in Niuatoputapu on Wednesday, July 18. The small population showcased abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts at Matangimalie grounds. The King then travelled and opened the Niuafo’ou show at Latufuipeka grounds today, Thursday, July 19. Next up is ‘Eua on July…

Discover Aelan Vanuatu’s Original Chocolate Makers!

By CTA Admin | Jul 20, 2018

Interview with Sandrine Wallez, Manager, AELAN Chocolate Makers, Vanuatu 1) What is ‘ACTIV’, its mains activities, products and partners ? ACTIV (Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu) Association is a local organisation based in Port Vila the capital of Vanuatu which works for the economical, social and environmental empowerment of the marginalized and most disadvantaged small scale…

Belize: Creating Synergies between the Agriculture and Tourism Industries

By CTA Admin | Jul 19, 2018

Day-two of the fifty-fourth annual Meeting of the Caribbean Food Crops Society got underway today in Belize. Representatives of fifteen Caribbean States are engaging in discussions on how to successfully link agriculture to tourism, two main pillars of the economy. It is the goal of the Society to advance Caribbean food production, processing and distribution…

SLHTA gears up for 54th Annual General Meeting

By CTA Admin | Jul 19, 2018

The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) will be held Friday, July 20th, 2018 at the Harbor Club Resort, Rodney Bay at 9:00 a.m. under the theme: People, Passion, Purpose and Linkages; The Pathway to a Resilient Future. The past year has been marked by record-breaking achievements in…

Belize: Agriculture sector hopes to supply the tourism industry

By CTA Admin | Jul 19, 2018

The Statistical Institute of Belize and the Belize Tourism Board’s latest statistics show that tourism was responsible for driving the economy. However, the question is how much of that money earned actually stays in the country? Research has shown that for each dollar that tourists spend in the Caribbean, at least 60% of it goes…

Taste of Belize 2018 to feature the best of Belizean Cuisine

By CTA Admin | Jul 11, 2018

A dazzling display of Belizean culinary ingenuity and mixology will be the apogee of this year’s Taste of Belize, the BTB’s signature culinary competition, to be held this year on Saturday, July 21st at the Ramada Belize City Princess. The event will feature Belize’s finest chefs and bartenders vying for trophies and cash prizes in…

Takurua Food & Feasts of the Cook Islands

By CTA Admin | Jul 11, 2018

he Takurua O ‘Avaiki Raro, ‘Avaiki Vaenga, Manavanui programme was designed to showcase Cook Islands feasts and cuisine through a series of workshops, site visits and events. Takurua was held over the course of one week from the 26th of June – 2nd July starting with a taste of traditional dishes for the international chefs…

Fiji: Schools Chefs Challenge heats up

By CTA Admin | Jul 11, 2018

Promoting a healthy and fresh food culture is the theme of this year’s Schools Chefs Challenge at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort which begins today. And event founder and chief judge, Outrigger Fiji executive chef Shailesh Naidu said he and the team at Outrigger Fiji were proud to play a part in the development of…

International Chocolate Salon – Artisan Chocolate Awards 2018

By CTA Admin | Jul 11, 2018

AELAN CHOCOLATE MAKERS won 2 GOLD medals, 5 SILVER medals and 1 BRONZE Medal for the Best Vegan Chocolate awards and the Top Spicy Chocolate Awards. The Aelan Chocolate 70% dark chocolate from Epi island origin, Malekula island origin and Malo island from the archipelago entered the 2018 Best Vegan Chocolate Awards and our Aelan…

International chefs develop cuisine strategy

By CTA Admin | Jul 10, 2018

The international chefs who are helping the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation develop a Cook Islands cuisine strategy arrived in the country early this morning and will join representatives from the 25 businesses and groups that have put their hands up to sponsor the ‘Takurua O Avaiki Raro, Avaiki Vaenga, Manavanui’ programme at an opening event…

Booking.com Reveals That Going Local is the Essential Ingredient for an Unforgettable Foodie Adventure

By CTA Admin | Jul 10, 2018

If there’s one thing most people agree on when traveling, it’s that food is a major consideration when picking a destination. According to Booking.com data from over 50,000 global travelers, more than six in ten travelers (61%) say they pick a destination for its great food or drink. There’s no denying the significance of culinary…

Farm Up Jamaica partners up with Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY

By CTA Admin | Jul 10, 2018

On the heels of a successful farmers market debut at the Washington D.C. Grace Jamaican jerk festival, Farm Up Jamaica, a non-profit organization, will continue its mission to raise funds to reduce the amount of import foods into Jamaica, while creating employment opportunities in agriculture for young Jamaicans who need most. This time it will…