Permaculture demonstration site

Permaculture demonstration site

Free Up Farm is a permaculture demonstration site which will showcase Moringa Olifera cultivation, workshops, permaculture design, farm-to-table dining, and long-term projects for interested youth, farmers and voluntarists.

Consisting of seven acres in the northeast area of the island, Free Up Farm is being designed to feature all of Dominica’s many tropical fruits, a wide variety of organic vegetables and Moringa Olifera as an experiment in food security and hurricane resilience. It can be harvested leading up to hurricane season, providing essential nutrition and water clarifying properties if needed.

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SMART – Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show for Tourismsm

SMART – Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show for Tourismsm

From 21 to 23 March 2019 the annual Trade Fair for Tourism will take place on Sint Maarten – the Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART). The program is filled with innovation masterclasses, workshops for the tourism industry, business-to-business meetings and festivities. Tour operators, travel agencies, travel bloggers and event planners visit the exhibition from all over the world. For the most up-to-date information and contact details, go to the SMART St. Maarten website.

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Core Innovation team since 2014

Core Innovation team since 2014

Anguilla’s thematic workshop “Innovation for Tourism Growth” was great opportunity to work again with Sherma Hodge, Innovation Manager from Anguilla with whom cooperation started nearly five years ago. Jude Huston, Innovation Director of Sint Maarten was another member of the initial core innovation team. So glad working  together again.

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Innovation for Tourism Growth Anguilla

Innovation for Tourism Growth Anguilla

OCTA Innovation Thematic workshop “Innovation for Tourism Growth” was held in Anguilla 11-12 of October. In was held in the Caribbean month of Tourism. However, it’s reach was global, having participants and speakers from all sides of world including French Polynesia and Wallis et Futuna, Pacific ocean Overseas Countries and Territories.

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Caribbean Junior Ministers of Tourism

Caribbean Junior Ministers of Tourism

 

Junior Ministers of Tourism represented the OCTs at The Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress Between the ages of 14-17 Junior  Ministers of Tourism stimulate greater awareness and excitement about tourism among young people in Caribbean communities, by allowing them to research various facets of the tourism sector and share their ideas and vision with respect to future directions for Caribbean tourism.

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Innovation for Tourism Growth

Innovation for Tourism Growth

Anguilla two days thematic workshop was held in line with OCTA Innovation’s mission which is to strengthen sustainable development through innovation for economic development and diversification, to improve regional and global competitiveness of the European Union’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

In most OCTs, tourism is a major opportunity for development and growth. But not any type nor visitor volume respond to the goals of the OCTs and their populations. Innovative and creative tourism activities, facilities and services as an effective way to compete in the larger international tourism marketplace have been discussed. Workshop initiated and highlighted relevance of tailored  innovative solutions, creative attractions and visitor services to be more successful in securing constant growth and overcoming geopolitical issues and natural disasters.

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