SOURCE: Next One Interactive Inc.

June 15, 2010 16:27 ET

R&R TV, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Next One Interactive Inc. (OTCBB: NXOI), and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Announces Partnership to Produce and Air 'Taste of the Caribbean'

FT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  R&R TV, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Next One Interactive Inc. (OTCBB: NXOI) and full time programming TV network distributed through cable, satellite and broadcast outlets, announced a partnership with The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. R&R TV will be in Puerto Rico to produce a one hour show featuring the fun, excitement, tastes and styles of Caribbean cuisine in a competition that will take place from September 9-12, 2010 at the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort in Rio Grande Puerto Rico.

The feature will be aired and re-run a total of 12 times during prime time throughout October - November 2010 and January 2011 on the full time cable, broadcast and satellite distributed programming network. It will also be part of the live video stream on www.rrtv.com, and will also be archived for 'video on demand.'

"Our rich cultural history and diversity makes Taste of the Caribbean one of our most prestigious events showcasing the pinnacle of the region's varied culinary styles," said Alec Sanguinetti, Director General and CEO of CHTA. 

"We are proud to partner with R&R TV, whose understanding of the culinary scene as well as the world of travel will further our goals by raising awareness about the richness and creativity of Caribbean gastronomy," added Sanguinetti.

"R&R TV is thrilled to partner with the CHTA on such an exciting project," said Wendy Borow Johnson, President of R&R TV. "Our network focuses on the world of travel, real estate and entertaining, cooking and leisure activity creating a perfect environment to showcase a culinary competition in one of the most beautiful and inspiring regions of the world."

"Our one hour show will truly spread the word about the sumptuous culinary delights that await a viewer, whether as a visitor to the region, or in recreating a tempting recipe at home," added Johnson. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Caribbean destinations, hotels and products to sponsor packages in relevant programming that will reach almost 50 million households across the U.S.," concluded Tom Armstrong, VP of Advertising Sales for R&R TV. 

For details about sponsorship and advertising packages for the show contact Carol Brenner at cbrenner@rrtv.com.

Taste of the Caribbean

Taste of the Caribbean provides education through seminars, workshops, tastings and demonstrations, created to enhance performance, style and profitability in food and beverage operations. Caribbean culinary teams and individuals compete for the honor of Caribbean Team of the Year, Caribbean Chef of the Year, Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year and Caribbean Bartender of the Year.

This year's Taste of the Competition will feature nine Caribbean teams comprised of chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders and junior chefs for a total of more than 80 competitors vying for the top Caribbean culinary honors.

The registration fee for hoteliers and food and beverage delegates is US$150 prior to Aug. 2, 2010. Registration fees for all other member categories is US$275 before Aug. 2, 2010. After Aug. 2, fees increase to US$200 for hoteliers and food and beverage delegates and US$325 for all other member categories.

Registration for Taste of the Caribbean includes access to seminars and discussions taking place as part of the Small Hotels Retreat program, also being held at the Rio Mar Beach Resort from Sept. 9 - 11, 2010.

Sponsors of Taste of the Caribbean include Bahama Breeze and Albert Uster Imports

For more details about sponsorship opportunities, contact Gabi Doria at gabi@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

A special group rate of US$139 per night (single or double occupancy) plus an 11% government tax and 14% resort fee has been arranged at the Rio Mar Beach Resort, A Wyndham Grand Resort. Reservations can be made at www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/Taste2.php.

For additional information, visit www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/Taste2.php.

About Next One Interactive Inc.

R&R TV is a 24/7 programming network enabled with video on demand and interactivity. It is wholly owned by Next One Interactive Inc. (OTCBB: NXOI) The company is a multi faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate. Next One delivers targeted content via digital platforms including Satellite, Cable, Broadcast, Broadband and mobile. Along with the full time R&R TV, the company will deliver its content and sponsors' messages on Video on Demand outlets enhanced by interactive applications. The company also provides content on terrestrial and internet radio and in customized print publications. In today's digital market, Next One Interactive delivers information and entertainment to consumers. The company has created multiple revenue streams including transactional commissions, referral fees, advertising and sponsorship programs. The multiple revenue streams and integrated media platforms allow for the delivery of measurable return on investment to its advertisers, sponsors and business partners.

About the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) facilitates the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving members' needs and building partnerships in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. CHTA was founded in 1962; it is the voice of the Caribbean hospitality industry for the development of the region in the highly competitive and sophisticated environment of international tourism. Today, tourism is widely recognized as a pivotal industry in the economy of the region -- and CHTA functions as the common denominator for this industry in a region of diverse nationalities, languages and styles, identifying mutual problems and marshalling the resources of the active and allied members to devise solutions. CHTA represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 725 member hotels and 525 allied members.

For more information, visit http://www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

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