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More Than Just Sun, Sea and Sand: Transformation Coming to St Lucia Tourism Product

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

Stiff market competition is pushing destinations into creative ways of branding and marketing and because of it, St Lucia’s Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee has a vision for that island to offer more to visitors than just sun, sea and sand. As such, he has announced a new statutory body that will better leverage community and…

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Fiji: Taste of local cuisine

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2017

Globally, the tourism industry is a key foreign exchequer of a region. The past few years have witnessed an upsurge in local and international travelling and people are often making a trip for relaxation, pleasure, adventure and for exploring new cuisines. Majority of the time, the travellers (tourists) like to visit historical places with rich…

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Vanuatu grows healthy

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

One way to promote healthy eating habits within communities is to produce and consume local nutritious food. In the province of Torba, on the island of Vanuatu, Father Luc Dini, a community leader and head of the local tourism council, is envisioning a healthier future for his people. The aim is to permanently ban imported…

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A Gastro-Tourist’s Guide To 6 Can’t Miss Caribbean Islands

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Foodie travelers have high expectations when it comes to satisfying their hunger. Their menu must-haves? Cuisines that are authentically delicious, fresh and representative of their destination’s local culture. And for those traveling the Caribbean islands, there’s no shortage of flavorful foods to experience, from exotic produce to the islands’ bounty of freshly caught fish. That’s why…

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Caribbean Vacation: Your Food Guide When Visiting St. Lucia

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

A perfect Caribbean vacation isn’t complete without crystal clear beaches, fresh salty air, a picturesque view and most especially, good food. Delicacies can range from the classic Creole to the freshest organic fruits. Thinking about traveling to Sta Lucia? Here’s a quick guide to some of the things that you must try. Cocoa tea. If you…

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Slow Fish Caribbean: A New Project to Protect the Region’s Biodiversity

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

Beautiful and rich in biodiversity, coral reefs are also fragile ecosystems that are under increasing threat from human activities and climate change. With a new project, the Slow Fish Caribbean network will be encouraging the preservation of the area’s local biodiversity through sustainable models for managing food resources. The oceans are a resource for the…

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Healthy choices picture wins NCD award

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

The picture of a fi­ve-year-old boy making healthy choices at a grocery store was chosen as one of the four winners of the first “Focus on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific” photography competition last week. The regional competition, launched during World Diabetes Day on November 14 last year by the Pacific Community (SPC), aimed…

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CHTA to Hold CHIEF, Taste of the Caribbean in June

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2017

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is making a big push this June in Miami. The organization has announced that it will be holding two of its major annual events in Miami, both the Taste of the Caribbean culinary festival and competition and the Caribbean Hotel Industry Exchange Forum. The latter is typically held in…

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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…

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