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Promoting sugar and rum

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

The state-run Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) has launched a new tourism initiative to enhance Barbados’ cultural heritage and culinary tourism product offering. The initiative, themed the Barbados Sugar and Rum Season, will seek to tell an authentic Barbadian story on rum and sugar like only Barbados can. The season was launched last night at…

Fiji: Boost For Food Tourism

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Food tourism is a growing part of Fiji’s overall tourism product. And executive chef for Mana Island Resort, Lance Seeto, says he is pleased to be recognised as one of its pioneering leaders. Chef Seeto is one of the finalists vying for the Tourism Leader award in this year’s ANZ Fiji Tourism in Excellence Awards.…

Dominica Food & Drink: Cheap Protein

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

The tiny island nation of Dominica, population 70,000, isn’t blessed with the blinding white sand beaches of many of its Caribbean neighbors. This has spared it from the tourist hordes and deprived it of the income they would have brought in. The narrow roads are potholed and unmarked. Old men pass their evenings playing banjo…

How culinary tourism is becoming trendy in major destinations

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

here is a new trend of tourists visiting historic or beach sites but end up engaging in culinary tourism activities. Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers (KAHC) observes that culinary tourism creates strong brand awareness and potential loyalties. KAHC Coast branch Executive officer, Sam Ikwaye says, for instance, many Kenyans touring the Coast will always…

Fiji: Growth potential

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Growing up, Prabhat Prawin was surrounded by family members who either pursued careers in farming, education or in the engineering fields. Due to his love of food and cooking, Mr Prawin decided to steer from the conventional career choices in his family and take up hotel management. That decision has taken him from the fields…

Caribbean Tourism Arrivals Hit All-Time High

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Caribbean tourism broke new ground last year, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and once again growing faster than the global average. “Despite political, security and economic uncertainties and challenges in our main source markets, tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by 4.2 percent in 2016, better than the 3.9 percent overall…

Call for input on the Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Call for input on the Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States FAO is seeking stakeholder input on the draft Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States. Who should participate?              All stakeholders, including national governments, private sector, civil society, academia, the scientific…

Iaorana Pacific : agritourisme dans le Pacifique

By CTA Admin | Feb 14, 2017

Le tourisme et l’agriculture sont les principaux secteurs économiques dans beaucoup d’Etats insulaires du Pacifique. La communauté du Pacifique a organisé une rencontre pour rapprocher les acteurs de ces deux secteurs. Chefs cuisiniers, agriculteurs, hôteliers, tous ont un but commun : celui de valoriser leur destinations et leurs gastronomies, tout en réduisant les importations  de…

Niue Tourism gets makeover

By CTA Admin | Feb 10, 2017

An exciting new marketing campaign will relaunch the Niue Tourism brand this week in Auckland. The six-week campaign will kick off in Auckland on 15 February with invited guests from trade, industry and media. Another publicity event will be held in Niue on 17 February before the campaign goes public on February 20. Niue Tourism…

South Pacific islands ban western junk food and go organic

By CTA Admin | Feb 7, 2017

A group of south Pacific islands are banning foreign junk food imports in favour of an all-local, organic diet as a way to combat future health problems. Torba province, part of Vanuatu, aims to impose restrictions on the import of western foodstuffs and instead take advantage of its productive agricultural land and rich natural resources.…

Fiji: Organic farming potential growing

By CTA Admin | Feb 7, 2017

While organic farming is a niche area in Fiji, there is a huge potential in the international market which relevant agriculture stakeholders are looking to harness. And Government has already started with preliminary discussions in further developing this with intentions to fully tap into organic farming.  For the Fiji Development Bank, efforts are being put towards…

Linking Farmers & Tourists to Solve Development Challenges in SIDS

By CTA Admin | Jan 25, 2017

Developing the link between agriculture and tourism could be a significant opportunity for small island developing states. Already an expanding sector in several Pacific and Caribbean islands, agritourism can address a range of development challenges – among them low agricultural productivity, high food imports and loss of tourism revenue, poor public health and youth unemployment.…

Feeding the Appetite for Sustainable Tourism

By CTA Admin | Jan 25, 2017

For the tourist hoping to experience authentic local cuisine on one of our famous golden beaches, they may be disappointed to know that only a small fraction of food in our hotels is provided by local farmers and fishermen, with the majority being imported from areas outside the Caribbean basin. Unfortunately, inconsistencies in quality and…