April 16, 2021

Trade expo aims to develop French-Fijian relations

A virtual trade exposition launched by New Caledonia and Fiji last week is targeting buyers and sellers in both countries. The E-Trade Exposition developed by Investment Fiji and New Caledonia Trade and Invest (NCTI), and supported by the Fijian, French and New Caledonian governments is expected to improve develop bilateral […]
April 16, 2021

Air New Zealand holds ‘weigh week’ to determine average weight of plane passengers

Some Air New Zealand passengers might find themselves stepping onto the scales this week as the airline undertakes a survey to figure out the average weight of its customers. Seven Sharp presenter Hilary Barry was among those caught up in the airline’s weigh-in, and tweeted about her experience at Auckland Airport’s […]
April 16, 2021

Last two days as end of vaccine nears

The Health Ministry says they are wrapping up with the COVID-19 vaccination by tomorrow until the next batch arrives. There have been some centers around the country that have already run out of the jabs as people have been rushing to get injected. Health Ministry Permanent Secretary,  Doctor James Fong, says […]
April 16, 2021

Introducing Beyond Green: A Purpose-Driven Hospitality Brand Dedicated To Helping Global Citizens Make Travel A Force For Good

Committed to building a brighter future for the planet, Beyond Green officially launches today as a curated guide for travellers seeking a more purposeful way to explore the world, featuring a global portfolio of 27 properties that exemplify sustainability in action. Debuting at the onset of a new era of travel, this […]
April 16, 2021

Pfizer/Biontech vaccine to be used in Niue

The Niue government has announced the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be used to innoculate the population against Covid-19. In a statement, the government says Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved by Medsafe in New Zealand. The government plans to vaccinate everyone over the age of 16. New Zealand government gave […]
April 16, 2021

Emergency relief dispatched to Timor-Leste

Australia is working in partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste to support its response to the devastating Easter floods and COVID-19 recovery. An Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT), comprising a senior epidemiologist and health support officer, arrived in Dili today on a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 flight. The AUSMAT […]
April 16, 2021

Qantas boss Alan Joyce hints at four more destinations for potential travel bubbles

Australians will be able to head overseas for the first time in more than a year within days. The long-awaited New Zealand travel bubble will open for reciprocal quarantine-free travel on Monday. But impatient Australians are already setting their sights further and wondering where they could be headed to next. […]
April 16, 2021

Travel Experts List Places Aussies Overseas Travel Bubbles

Australians could be packing their bags for their next overseas adventure sooner than they think, according to travel experts. More holiday destinations have been earmarked for potential travel bubbles as Australians get ready to dust off their passports for the first time in more than a year following the coronavirus […]
April 16, 2021

Travel experts give definitive list of the first places Aussies can go overseas when travel bubbles are set up

Australians could be packing their bags for their next overseas adventure sooner than they think, according to travel experts. More holiday destinations have been earmarked for potential travel bubbles as Australians get ready to dust off their passports for the first time in more than a year following the coronavirus […]
April 16, 2021

Cook Islands PM: ‘Up to Kiwis’ if they choose to visit from May 1

The Cook Islands will be ready to accept Kiwi tourists from May 1, with or without New Zealand’s blessing or official two-way quarantine-free travel, the country’s prime minister says. In a recent interview during his tour to New Zealand in March, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown said his message is clear […]
April 16, 2021

Pacific Tourism Organisation Conducts Tourism Stakeholder Visit

SPTO Chief Executive, Christopher Cocker, conducted a series of tourism stakeholder meetings in Nadi from 7th – 9th April, with a wide range of partners including Radisson Fiji, Tourism Fiji, Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA), Society of Fiji Travel Associates (SOFTA) , Fiji Airways, Rosie Holidays, Pacific Destination, ANZ […]
April 16, 2021

Responsible travel is a priority with most, a Virtuoso poll finds

Responsible tourism is very much on the minds of Virtuoso customers, according to new survey data from the consortium. The vast majority of those surveyed, 82%, said the pandemic has spurred them toward more responsible travel. And 70% said traveling sustainably enhances their vacation experience (only 7% disagreed with that […]
April 16, 2021

Beautiful Samoa Welcomes Travel Bubble Development

We are encouraged by the announcement that a quarantine-free travel arrangement will commence between Australia and New Zealand on April 19. This comes following the news that a two-way travel bubble between New Zealand and our Pacific Island neighbours, the Cook Islands, is slated for May. Samoa Tourism welcomes the […]
April 16, 2021

Online Survey Design Workshop for Tourism Authority of Kiribati

The New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) conducted the first of a series of capacity building workshops on online surveys for the Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) on Wednesday 07 April 2021. The workshop follows the inclusion of Kiribati in phase two of the New Zealand MFAT- funded Pacific Tourism […]
April 16, 2021

Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) and Cook Islands Tourism Sign MOU

A new partnership between the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) and Cook Islands Tourism is set to enhance our national public spaces for the benefit of locals and tourists alike. Having signed a formal Memorandum Of Understanding last week, the two organisations are looking forward to an ongoing collaboration on […]
April 16, 2021

MSC Cruises Announces Massive Europe Restart Program, 10 Ships to Sail This Summer

MSC Cruises has announced new and updated itineraries in the Mediterranean and across Europe for this coming summer with six ships back in operation in the Western and Eastern Mediterranean and four more ships cruising in Northern Europe. Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises, said: “Today we have clarity on which […]
April 16, 2021

Luxury Cruisers Are Ready to Sail and See the World

Passengers are prepared to spend more on luxury cruises today than pre-pandemic due to a long break from vacationing, as well as future cruise credits accumulated from pandemic-related cancellations, according to the2021 Luxury Market Report by Cruise Industry News. This is according to luxury cruise specialists Cruise Industry News spoke to. “No question […]
April 16, 2021

UNWTO, ONCE FOUNDATION AND ENAT – Delivering Accessible Tourism For All

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility, in […]
April 16, 2021

Advancing Harmonized Travel Protocols and Financing Tourism’s Survival

The ninth meeting of the Crisis Committee advanced solutions to the biggest challenges standing in the way of international travel returning. Committee members, drawn from political leadership, international organizations, including UNWTO’s sister UN agencies, finance and the private sector, discussed the Crisis Committee’s Recommendations, which focus on four core areas: the resumption […]
April 13, 2021

French Polynesia obtains the international certification “Safe Travels by WTTC”

“Safe Travels by WTTC” is the world’s first global health and safety label for travel and tourism, designed specifically to deal with COVID-19 and other similar health situations. After reviewing the protocols and awareness actions deployed by French Polynesia, Mrs. Gloria GUEVARA, President and CEO of theWorld Travel & Tourism […]