The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), which represents 20 Pacific Island governments and also enlists a large private sector membership base, has partnered with international tourism NGO, the Travel Foundation, to help the region’s tourism sector to “rebuild better”.
To mark World Environment Day, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces its new vision for global tourism– growing better, stronger, and balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity.
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This week is International Dark Sky Week, a weeklong celebration of the night. The Pacific Island of Niue, recently declared an official Dark Sky Place by the International Dark Sky Association, invites people across the world to switch off their lights and look to the stars.
There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for […]
Airports Council International has today announced Nadi International Airport’s attainment of Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation. This makes Nadi the first airport to be Level 3 accredited in the South Pacific. Fiji Airports CEO, Faiz Khan said attaining Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation is yet another milestone accomplishment for Nadi […]
The global drive for sustainable development will be rooted in local, urban solutions, shared ESCAP Executive Secretary Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana at the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8 to 10 February. Participating in several high-level sessions, the Executive Secretary reiterated that urban growth must be […]
Pacific island countries, supported by the European Union (EU) funded Pacific Waste Management Programme (PacWastePlus) concluded their intensive three-day programme steering committee meeting, acknowledging that waste management is a serious issue of concern for the region, especially hazardous wastes such as, E-waste and Asbestos as well as solid wastes, specifically […]
Turama Pacific Travel Group managing director Robert Skews (center) at the opening of the local inbound tourism company’s new initiative in its water bottling station that will see more than 200,000 plastic bottles saved from ending up in the landfill. Robert Skews is pictured here with (from left) Tonga Tourism […]
Inspired by the incredible display of Vanuatu’s unparalleled beauty and culture as well as the influential discussions presented at the Sustainable Islands Tourism Conference, the Directors of Tourism from Vanuatu, Palau, the Cook Islands, drafted the Statement of Intent for a collaboration in sustainable tourism. Presented and signed in front of […]
The tiny Kingdom of Tonga is using large scale batteries to help it reach a renewable energy target (RET) of 50 per cent by 2020 – and ditch its reliance on diesel generators. The South Pacific island group is boosting renewable capacity by adding the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to its Popua Power […]
Leading experts in ocean governance and finance have met in Fiji to try and identify ways to maximise their resources in a sustainable manner. The Pacific Ocean Finance Conference aimed to help Pacific island states plan, manage and finance their oceans. Fleming Umiich Sengebau is Palau’s minister for natural resources, […]
Though Nauru is only around 21 square kilometres, there is plenty of war history dotted around the island. You just need to know where to look! During World War II, Nauru was occupied by Japan for around three years. The Japanese used Nauru as a stronghold and increased warfare […]
SOLOMON Islands will be graduating from its status as a Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2024. This was revealed by the Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rogers after a joint high-level dialogue with United Nation (UN) Resident Coordinator Sanaka Samarasinha in Honiara, Thursday. He said as part of the […]