There’s always room for beer
While beer has consistently performed well in the global economy, that doesn’t mean it has been immune from challenges brought on by the pandemic. Craft beers, in particular, have struggled amid climate change and supply chain issues–making it harder for local brands to scale into new markets. However, there is room for optimism.
In the dynamic world of gastronomy, I am pleased to announce with great enthusiasm the arrival of the third edition of the Creative Cooking Diploma 2023, a project that goes beyond teaching and becomes a catalyst for opportunities for Dominican youth. This program, born as a vision to empower young enthusiasts of gastronomy, has become a platform to discover and nurture local talent. By supporting this diploma, my goal is to provide these young individuals not only with advanced culinary skills, but also to open doors to a future where their creativity can shine on the world gastronomic stage. The initiative to send the most outstanding student to the prestigious Basque Culinary Center in Spain continues, offering a unique experience that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries. This year, as in previous editions, we seek to highlight innovation, passion, and a commitment to excellence in the kitchen. I hope that this diploma serves as a springboard to new horizons, new connections, and, above all, to the flourishing of Dominican talent on the international stage. By continuing to support initiatives like this, we contribute not only to the individual development of participants but also to the enrichment of the rich Dominican culinary heritage. Welcome to the
Tourism is a cornerstone of the Mexican economy, and one of the standout destinations in this industry is the stunning Riviera Maya. In this setting, Grupo Xcaret, a 100% Mexican company and a leader in sustainable tourism, has grown alongside this region for 30 years, developing a portfolio of seven natural parks: Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xenses, Xoximilco, Xavage, Xplor, and Xplor Fuego, along with three tours of archaeological sites and 900 rooms offered at the Hotel Xcaret México. Thanks to this, in 2019, it achieved a remarkable milestone, amassing four million visitors since its inception. In this regard, Xcaret's success is due to a combination of factors, with a focus on sustainability, excellence in customer service, and innovation being among the most prominent. The importance of sustainability: Grupo Xcaret has led the way in sustainability by blending entertainment offerings with environmental conservation. Its natural parks stand as a testament to this commitment, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Riviera Maya while becoming aware of the importance of protecting it. However, this commitment extends beyond nature preservation; it also encompasses the promotion of Mexico's rich culture. Every experience at a Xcaret park is infused with authenticity and national pride. Visitors can immerse
The beverage industry, particularly the alcoholic beverages market, is maintaining steady growth, fueled by a range of factors influencing consumer preferences and emerging trends. In this context, I am pleased to examine why the beverage industry continues to thrive, taking into consideration some of the trends shaping the sector. The market for alcoholic beverages is astonishing in its magnitude. According to Statista data, revenues in the alcoholic beverages market reached an impressive figure of $1,609.00 billion in 2023, and it is projected to experience annual growth of 5.42% until 2027. An interesting highlight from the report is that the largest market segment is that of beer, representing a market volume of $610.00 billion in 2023. Consumer preferences play a pivotal role in this growth. According to data presented in the report, the demand for unique and premium alcoholic beverages is consistently rising globally, with consumers willing to invest more in high-quality products that offer distinctive flavors and experiences. This has led to an increase in the demand for craft beers and artisanal spirits, as well as limited-production wines, demonstrating that consumer palates' sophistication has also boosted the popularity of premium alcoholic beverages. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, in