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TaiwanICDF Development Project Receives Sustainable Tourism Award from St. Kitts and Nevis

TaiwanICDF Development Project Receives Sustainable Tourism Award from St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts Eco Park, the main outcome of the TaiwanICDF’s Agro-tourism Demonstration Farm Cooperation Project in St. Kitts and Nevis, received the Sustainable Tourism Award in the 2016 St. Kitts Tourism Experience Awards. The awards ceremony was held on May 21 and the award-winning of the Park showed that Taiwan’s contribution to diversifying tourism products was recognized by both the public and private sectors in St. Kitts and Nevis.

With the overarching theme of “Celebrating Excellence Changing Lives” and 10 prizes on the list, the awards honored the individuals and businesses that have made St. Kitts and Nevis a special and unique destination. Minister of Tourism, International Trade and Commerce, Hon. Lindsay Grant, remarked that “Visitors no longer want sand, sun and sea. They are increasingly looking to be enriched in some particular way by their destination of choice.” He encouraged all the representatives in the tourism industry to keep the momentum on innovation and to enhance competitiveness. As a pioneer, the St. Kitts Eco Park has been continually and consistently striving for excellence.

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has made the development of the tourism industry a part of its vision for national development, and is committed to strengthening the diversity of crops grown locally and to building an agricultural sector no longer reliant on sugar production. Therefore, as part of the Agro-tourism Demonstration Farm Cooperation Project, it intends to combine aspects of tourism and agriculture in order to attract a greater number of tourists and thereby raise revenues and employment. Characterized by its landscape planning and experience-oriented activities, the St. Kitts Eco Park aims to strengthen the interplay among agriculture, tourism and renewable energy. To consolidate the project sustainability, the locally stationed TaiwanICDF team has been providing capacity building training on marketing and strategic planning, administrative skills and agricultural techniques. It is also expected that the model developed through the cooperation project will be able to be extended to other parts of St. Kitts and Nevis in the future.

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  • Date:2016/7/13