January 31, 2020

Palau readies for marine sanctuary in 2020

Palau is gearing up for the implementation of its long-heralded marine reserve, which comes into effect this year.
November 26, 2019

A Blueprint for Dolphin and Whale watching development

Whale watching has proved to be one of the most successful and resilient types of tourism in the world, offering economic returns and solid community, educational, research, and conservation benefits.
November 26, 2019

Promoting Education Emergency for Children

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) launched a global advocacy campaign “Every Child.
November 26, 2019

Coral Gardners Ecotour, Moorea, French-Polynesia

“Great purpose, great team: We joined the Ecotour with the Coral Gardeners during our stay in Moorea.
November 26, 2019

Pacific Sustainability Monitoring Programme: Le Vasa Resort (Samoa)

A 16-room hotel located on the island of Upolu, Samoa, Le Vasa Resort is focused on providing guests with an authentic taste of Samoan culture.
November 26, 2019

Towards destination 2030 (SDGs): UNDP launches Solevaka

In this contemporary society, online platforms are fast emerging to create and add value to the globalized and complex world of information.
November 26, 2019

PNG scientist wins international award

A young Papua New Guinean scientist has been granted an international award for her revolutionary research in the field of agriculture.
November 26, 2019

American Samoa hosts NY Travel Massive Chapter Leader

As any American football fan knows, American Samoans dominate the NFL, which has earned American Samoa the moniker of “FootballIsland.”
November 26, 2019

By leaving less of a footprint, Celebrity Flora makes a huge mark on the cruise industry

In a game-changing moment two years in the making, Celebrity Cruises officially launched the revolutionary new Celebrity Flora, a 100-guest, all-suites mega yacht that's poised to connect travelers to the Galapagos Islands like never before.
November 26, 2019

Climate change: New Zealand passes ‘zero carbon’ law

New Zealand has passed a law that aims to make the country almost carbon neutral by 2050. Farmers, who bring in a large portion of foreign income, will be given some flexibility.
October 31, 2019

Pacific Week of Agriculture Samoa 2019 – Empowering Chefs and Women Farmers

Under a starry Samoan sky on a cool tropical night, six teams came together in a friendly competition creating amazing cuisine from locally-sourced ingredients during the Pacific Week of Agriculture held in Apia, Samoa in early October.
October 31, 2019

Pacific Sustainability Monitoring Programme: Environment and Sustainability

Our mission here at Treasure Island Resort is to offer the ultimate Fijian holiday experience, through providing innovative, consistently reliable and safe facilities for our guests.
October 31, 2019

Pacific children file climate crisis complaint to the United Nations

Four Pacific Island children are among the 16 youth, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who have filed a complaint on the climate crisis to the United Nations.
October 31, 2019

Pacific country in focus – Niue visitors code of conduct

This month we take a look at Niue and its efforts to promote what it stands for as a country and a Small Island State. 
October 31, 2019

Escape to the country: India’s villagers open doors to city tourists

A scheme training people to host outsiders is creating alternative livelihoods that will help build resilience against climate crisis and stem migration for Indian families
September 27, 2019

The value of Interns to promoting sustainable tourism in the Pacific

Internships are critical experiences to help college students find their area of interest and the type of job they want to do in the future.
September 27, 2019

Beauty, sharks, oceans and plastic bottles

Plastics are a threat to marine life as well as the livelihoods of communities who depend on the ocean. Hence it is somewhat fitting that a project to protect sharks in the Beqa waters off of Viti Levu in Fiji also contributes innovatively to addressing plastic pollution while empowering communities to become more economically self-reliant.
September 27, 2019

Using creative art to make a difference in communities around the Pacific

I would like to begin by congratulating SPTO’s Sustainable Tourism Development Division on the launch of the monthly newsletter focusing on Sustainable Tourism and Community Development in the Pacific.
September 27, 2019

Afelita’s – keeping small businesses sustainable

Running a small business is never easy, especially in the tourism industry and especially if you have to do it all yourself. Ensuring that the business is environmentally sustainable makes the challenge even more daunting but that’s exactly what Afelita’s is about.
September 27, 2019

Pacific Islander Joins the United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Former Director of Policy and Planning at the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, Miss Alcinda Trawen has recently joined the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as the Deputy Manager for International Relations, based in Nara, Japan.