Category Archives: Sustainable Tourism

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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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Meet Our Interns!

Sustainability is a growing trend in all industries and is now finding its way into mainstream tourism.  Sustainable tourism can be defined as “actions that contribute to a balanced and healthy economy by generating tourism-related jobs, revenues, and taxes while protecting and enhancing the destination’s socio-cultural, historical, natural and built resources for the enjoyment and well-being of both residents and visitors.” The Trade Winds Hotel began their initiative in “Sustainable Tourism” a few years ago when we were one of …
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