The acquisition of the St. Kitts Eco-park was a very significant occasion as agro-tourism has proven to be a viable part of the Federation’s tourism product. As such, teaching students about agro-tourism, through the Tourism Education Programme, will be beneficial not only to persons who want to start a career in agriculture, but to the tourism product, says Tourism Research/Education Officer, Therez Ambrose-Versailles.
Mrs. Ambrose-Versailles explained that part of the agro-tourism programme is to show the link between agriculture and tourism. She added that teaching this will help eradicate the stigma that the field of agriculture is debasing.“We want to show students that once you have a product, what you can do with it after,” she explained. “Once you have harvested your food, how can you market it to your customers not only locals, but to visitors who come here.