Category Archives: Sustainable Tourism

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CHTAEF-Haiti

Over the past two years ten students of the Haitian Hotel School through assistance and funding from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF-Haiti) have been attending Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute pursing their Associate Degree. The Haitian Hotel School was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake leaving a lot of students with no access to hospitality training.  CHTAEF- Haiti Project does not aim to replace a Haitian Hotel School but provide immediate assistance to enable students …
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Our Environmental Policy

Our Team recognizes that our Hotel has an important role to play in ensuring that we do all possible to protect and improve our island’s environment for both ourselves and future generations and assist all Tourism partners in making Antigua an Eco Tourism destination. Here’s our Environmental Policy: Our Hotel Personnel are committed to taking action. To invite and encourage all persons associated with us to actively join us in our efforts to improve and protect our environment. To achieve, …
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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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