December 2, 2020

Vanuatu PM Declares Covid Contained

Vanuatu Prime Minister Bob Loughman says the country has contained its first Covid-19 case. Loughman said losing the country’s status as a Covid-19 free country was not important. He said what mattered was how a country had the capacity and resources to contain a positive case. The prime minister said […]
December 1, 2020

Using information and culture to unite – Tokelau journalist

I was working as a bulk-store assistant in early-2018 when an old friend told me about plans towards a community newspaper happening in the Tokelau Media Office. Upon hearing about the newspaper plans, I was interested to know more about it; I loved to read which brought about a love […]
December 1, 2020

GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standard is a GSTC-Recognized Standard

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announce that the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standard (version 2) for Lodging and Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status.  GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism standard is part of their broader Sustainable Tourism 2030 initiative, which provides programs and services for destinations, tourism businesses, and accommodation providers. The Sustainable Tourism […]
December 1, 2020

Aruba hotel first in world to win Global United Nations 2020 Climate Neutral Now Award

The Caribbean’s most eco-certified hotel is now setting the world standard as Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba is the first-ever hotel in the world to win the prestigious Global United Nations 2020 Climate Action Award for Climate Neutral Now. The United Nations made the announcement 9 a.m. CET at the UNFCCC secretariat […]
December 1, 2020

Unpublished: They plant ancestral strains to produce wines in Rapa Nui

The objective is to develop “a product with high added value for the island and the country, as well as an innovative business line,” says oenologist Fernando Almeda. They plan to produce at least Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA) , three friends decided […]
December 1, 2020

Tourists will be able to offset the carbon footprint of their trips and support a green economy in Costa Rica

Costa Rica will encourage tourists to offset the carbon footprint generated in air flights and land travel in order to facilitate the raising of financial resources for the Payment of Environmental Services Program (PSA), thanks to the agreement signed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and the National Forest Financing Fund (Fonafifo). With […]
November 2, 2020

New Advanced Online Workshop for Pacific Tourism Operators – Discover the Pacific

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia, the region’s lead trade and investment promotion agency has partnered with leading experts to provide an advanced online workshop series for Pacific tourism operators looking to elevate their digital skills.
November 2, 2020

Vanuatu Tourism Department to host ‘Niufala Rod Blo Tourism Week’ – Discover the Pacific

The objective of the week is to have collaborative discussions and validation workshops for the recovery of Vanuatu’s tourism industry.
November 2, 2020

How G20 tourism leaders have committed to intensify efforts towards sustainable recovery – Discover the Pacific

Tourism ministers of the G20 nations have committed to stepping up their efforts to place sustainability and inclusion at the heart of tourism recovery and future […]
November 2, 2020

The Changemakers: The Projects Reviving Rural Tourism – Discover the Pacific

At a time when the world is still trying to adapt to the new normal and struggling to keep up with the pandemic, rural tourism has emerged as one of the developing trends. Apprehensive about staying in hotels and visiting popular tourist spots, travellers are seeking offbeat and secluded experiences.
October 30, 2020

Hotelbeds launches The Green Hotels Programme to support sustainable tourism – Discover the Pacific

Hotelbeds has announced the launch of The Green Hotels Programme, a turn-key solution to bring Hotelbeds and its partners to the green economy and accelerate the transition of the travel industry towards sustainability.
October 30, 2020

Critical for survival- Focus on diversified revenue streams – Discover the Pacific

With the impact of COVID-19 affecting many economic sectors, diversified revenue streams are slowly becoming critical to businesses for survival.
October 29, 2020

First Virtual Pacific Climate Change Conference Commences – Discover the Pacific

The 2020 Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Change Conference (POPCCC) commenced this afternoon.
October 29, 2020

Women in Climate Change Shifting the Power – Discover the Pacific

The story of Pacific island women leaders across six different Pacific countries working for an inclusive approach in climate change and related disasters will be told at the Third Pacific Ocean Pacific Climate Change virtual conference.
October 23, 2020

Pacific Islands resilient as COVID-19 topples tourism – Discover the Pacific

Improved wellbeing through turning to traditional practices of growing food and fishing during the pandemic have helped offset the massive economic blow to Pacific Islands tourism caused by the pandemic,
October 23, 2020

CATO Unites with CLIA & ATEC to Support Land and Sea Sector – Discover the Pacific

The Council of Australia Tour Operators (CATO) met with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) recently to cement cross-sector support.
October 22, 2020

Parvati Foundation online Magazine – Discover the Pacific

The Parvati Foundation volunteers would like to share with you that all-volunteer organization has created a special offering to give people hope during these unprecedented times.
October 19, 2020

Sea Cucumber Management Plan launched – Discover the Pacific

Saolo has become the third village in Vanua Levu to launch the Community Sea Cucumber Management Plan.
October 19, 2020

Samoa Secures a Sustainable Future with New Ocean Strategy – Discover the Pacific

The Prime Minister and international partners launched the Samoa Ocean Strategy to effectively conserve long-standing economic, subsistence, and cultural benefits from our ocean into the future.
October 16, 2020

COVID-19, Oceans, Climate Change Lead Forum Foreign Ministerial 2020 Agenda – Discover the Pacific

Pacific Foreign Ministers are to open their annual Forum meeting this morning with the agenda item topping many global meetings- COVID-19.