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Barbados Getting Set for Food and Rum Festival

By CTA Admin | Sep 24, 2018

One of the region’s most popular food festivals is fast approaching. And while this year’s Barbados Food and Rum Festival will have all of the culinary and rum-filled features travelers have come to expect, it’s making some changes, too. Launching on International Rum Day, this year’s festival will run from October 18 to 21, and…

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Tourism and development in the Pacific: possible or improbable?

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2018

Tourism has undoubtedly become one of the most important economic activities in Pacific island countries (PICs). For some, such as Vanuatu, Fiji and the Cook Islands, tourism is one of the largest economic sectors, while for others, the aim is to increase visitor arrivals, and more importantly, visitor expenditure. The development of tourism in PICs…

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Papua New Guinea: Show displays potential in agriculture and tourism

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2018

The recent Goroka Show displayed a huge potential in agriculture and tourism, says National Gaming Control Board Community Benefit Fund director Rayleen Kurua. Kurua said the show provided farmers ways to find markets locally and internationally. She said the show illustrated the potential Eastern Highlands had to promote agriculture and tourism. “Tourists will want to…

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AfDB Africa Tourism Monitor : The High 5s of Tourism

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2018

The theme of this issue is “The High 5s – Tourism as a Pathway to Industrialization, Integration, Quality of Life, Agriculture, and Powering Up Africa”. The wide range of topics examined in this issue include subjects such as hotel pipeline developments and investments, balancing wildlife and urbanization, intra-Africa travel potentials with the Single African Air…

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Niue in world top ten for tourism growth

By CTA Admin | Sep 17, 2018

Niue has been named in the top ten fastest growing tourism destinations for 2017 by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Niue came in at number seven with visitor numbers increasing by 25.4 percent for the year. The head of Niue Tourism, Felicity Bollen, puts the increase down to a targeted marketing strategy. But she…

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World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

By CTA Admin | Sep 17, 2018

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018). World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness…

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Discover Namalu Coffee Ltd, unique coffee maker from Papua New Guinea!

By CTA Admin | Sep 7, 2018

Discover Namalu Coffee Ltd, unique coffee maker from Papua New Guinea.                       Namalu Coffee Ltd is a high quality coffee maker located in the heart of Goroka Eastern Highlands Province and at the Malahang Industrial Centre (Papua New Guinea) The coffee is made up of parchment…

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The Chefs Redefining Polynesian Cuisine

By CTA Admin | Sep 4, 2018

Centuries of colonization nearly erased the taste of the Pacific. Now, a new generation is reimagining the regional food for a new era. THE KAWAKAWA LEAVES are dark as jade and riddled with holes, the telltale bites of looper moth caterpillars. In another kitchen they might be thought compromised and tossed aside, but to Monique…

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Intra-Africa tourism: Where tourists go, trade seems invariably to follow

By CTA Admin | Sep 3, 2018

Traditionally, only the destinations in North, East and southern Africa illustrated the importance of the tourism sector as a driving force for economic growth. But now, more and more states in West and central Africa are also embracing the tourism sector. The African Union too identifies tourism as one of the avenues through which the…

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