April 28, 2020

Women in Business; Soraya May-Malagi, Director of Operations Le Vasa Resort, Samoa

Soraya May-Malagi is the Director of Operations of Le Vasa Resort in Samoa – a 16-room oceanfront hotel that she bought with her late husband in 2006.
April 28, 2020

Towards destination 2030 (SDGs): An inclusive response for vulnerable groups

Just as the tourism sector is affected more than others by the current COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable groups within the sector are among the hardest hit.
April 28, 2020

Paradise Beverages starts production of free hand-sanitisers

Fiji’s leading alcohol beverages manufacturer, Paradise Beverages has worked with some businesses and commenced producing more than 25,000 litres of  for distribution for free to the people of Fiji.
April 28, 2020

Cook Islands become one of first nations in the world to declare itself Covid-19-free

The Cook Islands are now one of the first nations in the world to be free of Covid-19, Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared.
April 28, 2020

Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown

Milan is to introduce one of Europe’s most ambitious schemes reallocating street space from cars to cycling and walking, in response to the coronavirus crisis.
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change: We Must Rise to Both Crises

In the Pacific we aspire to endurance and sustainability. But progress is difficult to sustain when we face multiple threats that reverse decades of development gains in a matter of hours or days.
March 30, 2020

Contemporary Island Cuisine Training

Close to 25 participants are partaking in a 5-day Contemporary Island Cuisine training held at Daku Resort, Savusavu.
March 30, 2020

Dive into Samoa’s secret swim spots

From ancient lava tubes filled with spring water, to deserted lagoons - the country's two main islands have no shortage of places to find a bit of solitude. Here are our favourites:
March 30, 2020

Victoria Falls Recycling Collects More Than 24 Tonnes of Waste in its First Year

In the midst of Victoria Falls’ industrial area is an unremarkable site with a grey shed, rows of baled plastic water bottles and cardboard, and a large wire cage, seemingly full of rubbish.
March 30, 2020

Major Focus on Marine Conservation Programs

With a focus on preserving its pristine environment, Leleuvia Island Resort is now its seventh year of maintaining its marine reserves (tabu).
March 30, 2020

Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity

This is one hell of a way to cure overtourism. Not at all what those of us working on the problem had in mind. The coronavirus has turned the destination-tourism relationship on its head, from “over” to “under” in the blink of an eye and the bark of a dry cough.
March 30, 2020

Pacific Tourism stakeholders discuss improvements to tourism statistics and sustainability

Member countries and partners of the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) gathered in Nadi Fiji from 10-13 March 2020 to discuss regional tourism programmes for improving tourism statistics and sustainable development of the sector.
March 9, 2020

Niue is the world’s first country to become a Dark Sky Place.

The Pacific nation now provides protection for sky, sea and land The Pacific island of Niue is the world’s first whole country to become a Dark Sky Place. It has received formal accreditation from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary and International Dark Sky Community, […]
January 31, 2020

Sustainability efforts in Other Regions: Red Rocks initiative – responsible and sustainable tourism

Through sustainable development, Red Rocks Initiatives has established several activities that empower the local communities
January 31, 2020

UNWTO Regional Conference on Sustainable Development through Tourism

The UNWTO Regional Conference on Sustainable Development through Tourism was convened in Thimphu, Bhutan on 3 June 2019. This report captures the main themes, presentations and discussions of the conference.
January 31, 2020

Exhibition And Visibility Opportunities At The 10th Pacific Islands Conference On Nature Conservation And Protected Areas

The 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas is seeking expressions of interest from projects and programmes, organisations and the private sector that want visibility and exhibition space, as well as potential sponsors who are keen to support and be involved in this significant regional event.
January 31, 2020

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is your home away from home

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel have implemented a 'Farm to Table' concept by growing many fruit, vegetables and herbs within the hotel grounds which are used in the hotel kitchen.
January 31, 2020

Pacific SIDS Prepare to Submit 3 VNRs in 2020

The Pacific countries presenting Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in 2020 will include Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.
January 31, 2020

Bougainville carver sees living off land as key to independence

A master carver in Bougainville says living off the land is how the autonomous Papua New Guinea region can be economically independent. Joe Dutaona is encouraging young people to follow his steps into traditional practices – such as wood carving – as a sustainable livelihood. He has emphasised this message […]
January 31, 2020

Nani, beyond travelling.

More than just a tour operator, Nani Travels is the voice of the kids of the Pacific.