The island of Grenada was on the cover of the Winter 2010-2011 issue of Canadian Geographic Travel as one of their featured hot escapes. The Grenada Board of Tourism has been a longstanding client of LMA and we are proud to see such a resounding write-up in one of Canada’s premier travel magazines.
The article gives a brief summary of a few of the major events in recent history that have influenced the Island, chiefly the American landing in 1983 and the hefty damages incurred from Hurricane Ivan. The piece explains Grenada’s reputation as the ‘Spice of the Caribbean’ due to it being the world’s second largest exporter of nutmeg as well as a major producer of cocoa, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla.
The author, Lisa Gregoire, talks about her excursions to observe the majestic leatherback turtle. Growing to over 500 kilograms and two meters in length, leatherbacks are the largest seafaring turtles and Grenada is their nesting ground. After feeding in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, these endangered creatures follow the currents down to lay their eggs on the Island’s secluded beaches.
In recent years, Grenada has become a hub for eco-tourism as it has pushed forward new legislations for protected marine areas, regulated fishing and sustainable living. While scuba diving, Lisa noted the profound effect of global warming on the coral reefs just off the coast. Through a combination of shipwrecks and underwater sculptures, the government is trying to lure eco-tourists away from the fragile coral structures.
With a circulation of over 200,000 and 3 million readers per issue, Canadian Geographic Travel is one of the country's most read magazines. This feature was a result of a spring 2010 press trip with writer Lisa Gregoire and photographer Tim Calver. You can view the photos from the article here.