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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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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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