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Woolery Kitchen


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Woolery Kitchen


AN EXPERIENCE CREATED TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO CULTURE THROUGH FOOD 

We call it Woolery Kitchen because Woolery is our family name and our kitchen is the heart of our home. By inviting you to Woolery Kitchen we invite you to into our family's heart. 

 
Tanayia Woolery, Founder

Tanayia Woolery, Founder

Ms. Faye Woolery, Boss Lady

Ms. Faye Woolery, Boss Lady

 

EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITY

We provide direct access to our community and opportunities to contribute to it. We use online marketing to connect our community to a larger audience. With this connection we are able to empower our local community through the use of their products and services, community events and donations. This engagement grows as Woolery Kitchen grows.

BY CREATING MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES

We aim to create experiences that provide a lasting mark. Experiencing our own and other’s culture creates a deeper connection to each other and the world. The food we eat is one of the defining characteristics of culture. What better way to celebrate culture than by sharing a meal with each other?  

THAT DRIVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

The leakage effect is a concept within the study of tourism. The term refers to the way in which revenue generated by tourism is lost to other countries' economies. Leakage may be so significant in some developing countries that it partially neutralizes the money generated by tourism. Woolery Kitchen aims to address this problem by providing an outlet for your support. By supporting Woolery Kitchen you can demonstrate the demand for authentic culture. This demand makes it possible for local tourism to prosper and the country’s citizens to benefit from their own natural and cultural resources.


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Underground Jamaica


Underground Jamaica


WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO EXPERIENCE THE REAL JAMAICA

As travelers we know it's important to make a connection to the places we travel to. That's what separates us from tourists...we seek experiences, not escapes! We hope that Underground Jamaica will inspire you to travel beyond the resort and make a real connection to Jamaica. 

 

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

It's important to travel responsibly. Unfortunately there's a huge problem in emerging countries, like Jamaica, called tourism leakage that often leads to inadvertent exploitation. We're not asking you to be perfect, but we must do our best to avoid contributing to the problem when possible.

WhaT is Tourism Leakage?

An issue that occurs when the tourism industry in a country becomes detrimental to it in the following ways:

  1. Ownership: Tourism entities where nationals have no ownership stake or are not able to participate in its prosperity.
  2. Community: Businesses that don't buy locally and  don't engage the surrounding communities.
  3. Employee Relations: The unjust treatment of employees in regards to pay, benefits, job security, career advancement, management policies and company culture.
  4. Environmental Impact: Companies that have no regard for the physical environment including the land and animals.
  5. Cultural Preservation: The lack of respect or total disregard for culture, heritage and traditions.