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 the first hotels to receive a Green Globe Certification – the travel and tourism industries’ worldwide certification label for sustainable management and operations. And in September 2011 we started a bountiful vegetable garden with the harvest used in some of the delicious dishes on The Bay House Restaurant’s menu.
Incorporating into our “Sustainable Tourism” plan we have partnered with the Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) and have welcomed three (3) interns for the next three months. We’ve realized that training our employees is a critical component to achieving our goals and objectives. Our goal is to train our employees on the current sustainability policies and all the related goals and objectives. This approach improves our chances at building a successful sustainability management system and tourism product.
Meet Celestine Roberts, Nailah Looby and Deidre Pell, three young but very driven women who strongly believe that “Tourism is Everybody’s Business” and are ready to take on the new challenges that await them over the next three months here at Trade Winds Hotel and in their future.
Celestine who studied Reception/Sales says she enjoys meeting and greeting people and is looking forward to interacting with people and ensuring that they are comfortable and that their surroundings is always pleasant and friendly.
Soft spoken Nailah a chef trainee says that she wants to become a culinary instructor after continuing her studies. Her favourite dish to prepare is lasagna and she hopes that at the end of her internship with us she may see one of her creations on Chef Hodge’s menu.
Deidre a chef trainee as well, loves to experiment with food especially international cuisines and pasta dishes are her favourites. Her motto: “What you put in is what you get out” will be her motivation over the next three months.
Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant is pleased to have these bright, committed, hard working and driven young women on our team and over the next few months we will continue to share with you their experiences with us. Welcome aboard!
You can meet and greet with our interns when you dine with us at the Bay House Restaurant for reservations call 1 (268) 462-1223. Remember to also check out our Carnival rates and 2 for 1 getaway specials, click here to learn more.