Last year, Tourism Intelligence International (TII), under the passionate Dr Auliana Poon, hosted the event titled “Leve,” celebrating the incandescent creative arts and the incredible potential of the human resource.
“The world wants what we have… Let’s create a pathway so that they can get it! The first step is a bridge between tourism and the creative industries… But first we must love who we are as a people… Because they love us!” – Dr Auliana Poon, TII
Auliana Poon does it for the love of tourism. She eats, breathes and sleeps tourism and she believes in her heart that T&T can become a leader in this sphere, if only it would begin to develop its people.
Dr Auliana Poon has spent a great deal of her life working on creating steps to sustainable tourism. Her work in this field dates back to 1986 when she held the position of senior economist at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO).
Our visit to Brown Cow was courtesy the Leve-Global Media Familiarisation Tour, an initiative of the Tourism Intelligence, under the stewardship of its founder Dr Auliana Poon. The Sunday Guardian got a chance to chat with the busy chef who shared with us his journey of becoming a “conscious” chef.
Lévé “was an extravagant experience which opened Brown Cow Restaurant and myself up to a much wider market within Trinidad and Tobago and potentially much further than our shores”.
Leve is the patois word for “stand up” or “lift up.” The event is aiming to promote and feature “the best that TT has to offer.” Villa Being, which was hailed by Forbes as “the most fabulous vacation villa in Tobago”, will provide the backdrop of style, elegance, romance, nature and sensuality to … portray a cluster of exceptional brands in fine art, fashion, cuisine, culture, rum and rhythm…
“Love is recession-proof and there is no better place to fall in love and say ‘I do’, than Tobago…” — Dr Auliana Poon, International Tourism Consultant and managing director of Leve-Global.
The wedding months of May, June and July are approaching so close your eyes for a moment. Firstly, assume that the travel woes between Trinidad and Tobago are alleviated (latest developments are in support of this). Then, imagine that you are a blushing bride not a conventional one who sticks to routine. Your wedding is set in Tobago amidst the picturesque hills in quintessential resort, Villa Being, nestled in Arnos Vale, Tobago. A paradisiacal ambience provided by the Villa’s easy-going but exotic accommodation and natural themed amenities…
Dr Auliana Poon is on a mission to prove that the Caribbean has everything that it needs to put itself to compete globally.
Leve, held at Poon’s luxurious and exclusive Villa Being in Arnos Vale, is an annual event aimed at promoting the talents of Trinidad and Tobago’s artisans and putting them before prospective buyers and investors.