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Essence Of Fiji To Launch Namasé Skin And Health Products

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2018

With the rapid expansion of Nama products, Essence of Fiji will launch the Namasé brand on July 31. Essence of Fiji Group Director Debra Sadranu said the brand’s innovative beginnings started with products that provide an organic alternative in skin rejuvenation. She said: “With the emphasis on health and wellbeing, introducing the skincare range directed…

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St. Kitts ‘Restaurant Week’ promotes plantains, locally-grown products

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2018

Once a year the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, partners with local restaurants as they offer meal specials and deals for a week often in the tourism off-peak season. The event is seen as a way of promoting and marketing locally-grown produce and integrating it into the restaurants’ menu. “Restaurant…

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Barbados shipping-container diet whets appetite for slow food

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2018

Spooning raw yellowfin tuna caught off the Barbados coast into a mould and finishing the plate with a wave of sliced avocado, Rhea Gilkes strives to include as many local ingredients as she can on the menu of the upmarket Fusion Rooftop restaurant. On this Caribbean island where nearly 90 percent of food arrives by…

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Strong growth of 8.2 % of tourist arrivals into Asia and Pacific

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2018

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has published its Quarterly Review of Tourist Arrivals to the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) for the first quarter of 2018. “International visitor arrivals to the Asia and the Pacific region registered a strong growth of 8.2%, up from 7.3% in the December quarter. The global tourist arrivals also recorded…

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UNWTO Launches Online Platform To Achieve SDGs Through Tourism

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2018

Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism, and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic…

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Jamaica: Tourism working group to focus on EPA’s impact on local industry

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2018

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has met with the Tourism Working Group that has been set up to review a range of issues within the sector including the Economic Partnership Agreements, work permits, ground transportation and entertainment among others. “The working group, with technical arrangements being led by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) partner Wilfred Baghaloo, is committed…

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The British Virgin Islands’ Big Culinary Festival

By CTA Admin | Jul 30, 2018

It isn’t just the Caribbean’s best sailing destination — it’s one of its greatest food getaways, too. And that’s always been true for travelers in the know — whether you’re downing a massive lobster at the Big Bamboo on Anegada, having an unforgettable dinner at the Sugar Mill or going on a gastronomic journey at…

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Cook Islands Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2018

By CTA Admin | Jul 20, 2018

To promote increased use of local food by the tourism industry, the Government of Cook Islands  and the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce  in collaboration with CTA, PIPSO, SPTO, IFAD and Pacific Community will organise in Avarua, Cook Islands on 25-26 September 2018 a workshop on Policy Setting for Improved Linkages Between Agriculture, Trade and…

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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…

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