Linking growers to the tourism industry creates wealth for small farmers while simultaneously reducing the high cost of importing expensive food, asserted a development expert. "Furthermore, collecting traditional recipes from rural areas enables chefs to increase the amount of local dishes offered to visitors," said Lelei LeLaulu, vice president of the the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx). Dubbed "Roots To Restaurants," the initiative was served up at the 19th edition of CMEx in Kingston, Jamaica early October which focused on tourism linkages.
Natasha ShamanNegril, Jamaica: Natasha Shaman is not your typical Russian diva. She is as beautiful as the Siberian sunrise and she has worked the fashion ramps from Moscow to Milan with her considerable endowments as a model. But Natasha has also embraced a life of extreme adventure that has enabled her to visit eighteen countries. She has swam with sharks, participated in Russian auto rallies, secured her boating and gun licenses, and she has even been a kidnap survivor. Her next challenge is taking her favorite twelve men, her Men of Dream 2010 to Hedonism 11 in Negril, Jamaica for an all-you-can-stand buffet of unrestrained pleasures. Dates are December 5 to 12 and it will certainly be a December to remember.
Adam Stewart, CEO of Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours accepts the “World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company” award from Graham Cooke, President and Founder of the World Travel AwardsIsland Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours, the Caribbean’s innovative and new tour organization, was named “World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company” at the 2010 World Travel Awards. Adam Stewart, CEO of Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours accepted this prestigious award at the 17th Annual Grand Final Gala Ceremony in London, November 7, 2010.
Each Year, Sandals Resorts hosts the popular ‘Reunion Week’ as a special thank you to returning guests for their unwavering loyalty to the Luxury Included® resort company. Loyal guests enjoy an opportunity to return to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and participate in special themed events and activities, all while receiving exclusive savings. From April 25 – 29, 2011, the Sandals Select Reward Club—Sandals Resorts’ returning guest program—will offer its members a fun-filled reunion weekend at any one of the fourteen Sandals’ resorts in Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia and the Bahamas.
Ocean Club Resorts in the Turks & Caicos has announced today the completion of an extensive, two-year, 2 million dollar renovation to its eastern and western beachfront properties. Ocean Club Resorts’ condominium style suites are individually owned and rented through the Ocean Club Resort management team. Both the resort management company and the individual owners have invested in the recent renovations. Ocean Club Resort’s rooms have been redesigned and decorated to showcase a more modern décor.  Many of the upgrades include new furniture, kitchen cabinetry and counter tops, bathrooms, flat screen televisions and art work.