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Jamaica: Tourism Ministry Makes Pitch For Farmers

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

A sustained effort is now being pursued by the tourism ministry to ensure that Jamaican farmers reap the full benefits of the industry. Speaking at the official opening of the Grand-a-View Restaurant and Event Place in Montego Bay on Saturday night, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said the upsurge in tourist arrivals and the projected increase…

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Vanuatu aims to quadruple visitor numbers in next decade

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

The ambitious goal is the responsibility of the country’s airline, airports authority and tourism office, and could deliver more than a billion US dollars to national coffers annually by 2030. Dominic Godfrey reports on their plans. In 2017, tourism was 46.1 percent of GDP, or US$362 million, and the 110-thousand visitors brought in US$254-million, over…

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Discover The History Of Chocolate And Its Connection To The Caribbean Region

By CTA Admin | Mar 19, 2019

Globally, chocolate is a billion-dollar industry, and some of the best chocolate comes from the Caribbean. This is because cacao farmers in the Caribbean primarily cultivate Criollo and Trinitario cacao trees that produce cacao pods and beans which eventually become fine cacao or flavor cacao. Fine cacao produced almost exclusively in the Caribbean region is…

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Guyana wins #1 in ‘Best of Ecotourism’ category at the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards!

By CTA Admin | Mar 8, 2019

Emerging destination beats out Mexico, Cambodia and the Galapagos to be named ‘World’s Best Ecotourism Destination’ Guyana has been named the #1 “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world. The award was presented to Guyana at the ITB global travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany.  The second annual “Best of Top 100” Awards is a selection of the finest…

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Caribbean registers second highest record for visitor arrivals in 2018

By CTA Admin | Mar 5, 2019

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean hit a record high last year despite some destinations being severely impacted by hurricanes that swept through the region in 2017, according to figures released here yesterday by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO). “With a strong performance during the last four months of 2018, including a robust showing by…

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11 Properties Offering Authentic Culinary Experiences In Latin America And The Caribbean

By CTA Admin | Feb 22, 2019

Latin American cuisine is full of robust flavor and spices. Traditional dishes are steeped in culture and heritage, with many of the best recipes handed down from generation to generation. For travelers looking to experience the culture of a destination through their taste buds, and possibly hoping to step up their own cooking skills in…

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Take a culinary journey through the Caribbean like Chef Ainsley Harriott at a Sandals’ resort

By CTA Admin | Feb 22, 2019

As winter bites, many are in need of some sun, sea and spice – and chirpy chef Ainsley Harriott might just have the answer. His latest ITV show, Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen, sees him island-hopping through the places that have inspired his cooking. Foodies can have their own Caribbean culinary journey at one of Sandals’ resorts,…

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Invitation to join the Agritourism Experiences Talanoa 27-28 February 2019, Nadi Fiji

By CTA Admin | Feb 19, 2019

The Pacific Agribusiness Research in Development Initiative (PARDI2) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), alongside the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), invite you to attend an AgriTourism Experiences Talanoa. The event will be held at Tokatoka Resort, Nadi, Fiji from 27 – 28 February 2019. Targeted at established…

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Reviving The Fine Flavor Cocoa Industry in Trinidad & Tobago

By CTA Admin | Feb 15, 2019

Which single-origin fine flavor dark chocolate would you prefer? One that is mellow and smooth on the palate or one that is green aromatic? How about one that tastes like dried red fruit or bright fruit and herbal with sweet vanilla aroma? These are snippets of the tasting notes to describe four single-origin dark chocolate…

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