Category Archives: Sustainable Tourism

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Parlez-vous français?

“Bienvenue aux alizés Trade Winds Hôtel.  Comment allez-vous?” “Merci, bien, et vous?” “Ca va bien” Sometime last year we wrote a blog post about learning new things and made reference to an old adage “you learn something new every day”.  Well three of our employees have taken on the challenge of “apprendre à parler français a”…learning to speak French. With the recent addition of new airlifts between France to Antigua via Guadeloupe we have seen an increase in French speaking …
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Our Gardens…Our Food.

Never mind food miles, the freshest vegetables and herbs only travel a few feet from the soil to your plate when you dine at Bay House Restaurant & Bar.  At Bay House Restaurant & Bar we pride ourselves in serving our guests the best and freshest local produce and with this in mind we grow our very own vegetables and herbs. Just a few feet away from our kitchen our pesticide-free garden supplies our kitchen with lettuce, parsley, celery and …
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Bird Watching.

We’ve just found our newest favourite thing to do LOL! So recently we had the pleasure of joining the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) for a bird watching workshop and tour.  As I was preparing for my first bird watching adventure I came across the expression “bird watching is a lifetime ticket to the theater of nature” and that is exactly what the experience proved to be. Although relaxing it was also very exciting and challenging as it involves a significant …
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Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012

A few weeks ago we blogged about Environmental Management Systems (EMS) being “The Quiet Revolution” taking over Antigua & Barbuda and the Caribbean region.  As we continue to research and practice EMS we came across another revolution rapidly becoming a main focus in the marketing and sustenance of our tourism product. Agriculture is one of the oldest and most basic parts of every country’s economy, and tourism for most is the newest and a rapidly growing niche.  Tourism officials worldwide …
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Saying Goodbye To Our Interns.

We don’t know where the time went, but summer has gone as quickly as it arrived.  With the end of summer today we say goodbye to our summer interns Nailah Looby and Deidre Pell two unique, hardworking and intelligent young women.  As our interns finish up their self-assessments and head back to the Hospitality Training Institute they take away new skills and a lasting network with each other and Trade Winds.  Before bidding them farewell and wishing them the best …
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Congrats Christa & Marcia.

Congratulations to Christa John and Marcia George who both successfully completed the Supervisory Management Course at University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus which was endorsed by the Antigua Hotel & Tourist Association (AHTA). The intense ten (10) week course under the instruction of Ms. Shirlene Nibbs covered the following areas of management studies: Management Pyramid Communication Leadership Problem Solving Ms. Nibbs said that she was overwhelmed by the response and participation exceeded her expectations.   She also commended each student …
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A Quiet Revolution

A “quiet revolution” is taking place in Antigua & Barbuda and elsewhere in the Caribbean.  It is one less visible than the construction of new hotels and the building of new cruise ship terminals.  Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is changing the nature and shape of the tourism and hospitality industry from hotel guestrooms, housekeeping, and laundry services to gardening and it is happening in every tourism destination. In a recent seminar held at the Trade Winds Hotel by GEF-Antigua, SIRMM …
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