September 2, 2020

Fiji Opportunity: Do you-want to grow-or-improve your agritourism business ? – Discover the South Pacific

Are you offering an agricultural experience as a tourism product in Fiji, such as a farm tour, a farm to table experience, or a farm homestay?
August 31, 2020

Fiji PM calls for more climate action in Pacific – Discover the South Pacific

Fiji’s Prime Minister says nothing will drive change for the Pacific and the world more forcefully than the changing climate.
July 31, 2020

PIF Foreign Ministers – Joint Statement on the Blue Pacific Response to COVID – Discover the South Pacific

We, the Foreign Ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum comprising Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu remain deeply concerned by the COVID-19 pandemic […]
July 31, 2020

Pacific To Push For Ambitious Biodiversity Targets – Discover the South Pacific

The intergovernmental process led by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to develop a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is in motion and is engaging the global community to reach a new global pact for biodiversity.
July 31, 2020

Fiji COVID-19 Business Survey: Tourism Focus – Discover the South Pacific

The report, Fiji COVID-19 Business Survey: Tourism Focus, was produced jointly by IFC’s Tourism Advisory and Creating Markets Advisory teams. It contains the findings of a business survey conducted with over 3,500 businesses by IFC and the Fijian Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transportation.
July 31, 2020

SPTO and the Travel Foundation launch Partnership with Discussion on Recovery and Resilience – Discover the South Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many challenges for the tourism industry globally and across the Pacific region. As part of its efforts in ensuring effective stakeholder engagement in the recovery process, the SPTO has partnered with the Travel Foundation to explore viable options for recovery and resilience. The partnership […]
July 31, 2020

Women and Youth Turning to Tree-based Enterprises for Livelihoods in Mount Elgon, Uganda – Discover the South Pacific

Incomes and access to high-quality tree-planting material have improved through nurseries run by women and youth, thanks to an Australian-funded project.   In the Mount Elgon region, women and youth comprise a critical labour force for farming. However, they also bear the costly burden of inefficient land-management practices and unpredictable […]
July 24, 2020

Responsible Organizations Team Up For Free Webinar To Educate The Tourism Industry On Decarbonization – Discover the South Pacific

Several key organizations in travel and advocacy – including the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Amnesty International, Atlantean BioSphere Program, the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), Intrepid Travel and The Travel Foundation – are joining forces for a free webinar on July 28, 2020 at 3:00pm EST that aims to […]
July 23, 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 – Discover the South Pacific

The United Nations has released the 2020 Sustainable Development Goals Report.
July 23, 2020

Tourism Sector to Continue Taking Action on Plastic Pollution – Discover the South Pacific

A new set of Recommendations published today outline how the global tourism sector can continue in its fight against plastic pollution while effectively facing the public health and hygiene challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 16, 2020

Fiji should continue to focus on growing sectors like Agriculture even after tourism picks up – Chauhan – Discover the South Pacific

Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation President, Sandeep Chauhan says the country should continue to focus on growing sectors like Agriculture even after tourism picks up and also focus on new sectors like call centres, Business Process Outsourcing, repacking of goods for exports and increasing food processing activities.
July 10, 2020

Sustainable tourism and fisheries key to growth in post-COVID Pacific

Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. The post Sustainable tourism and fisheries key to growth in post-COVID Pacific appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.
July 2, 2020

Samoa delays Styrofoam ban – Discover the South Pacific

Samoa has delayed the ban on Styrofoam products that was due to come into force today.
June 19, 2020

Pacific Tourism Organisation puts smart recovery front and centre in multi-year partnership with the Travel Foundation – Discover the South Pacific

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”.
June 10, 2020

“Sustainability as The New Normal” A Vision for The Future Of Tourism – Discover the South Pacific

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.
June 5, 2020

Reflections on The Ocean, our people, and sustainable tourism development in the Pacific – Discover the South Pacific

The ocean is at the heart of Pacific culture, our legends, myths and heritage come from the sea.
June 4, 2020

Environmentalist calls on Cooks govt to listen to experts on seabed mining – Discover the South Pacific

An environmental activist in the Cook Islands says the government must listen to the experts on the merits of seabed mining.
May 15, 2020

Sustainable Everyday Life for All – Discover the South Pacific

Each one of us can make a difference with choices that support a more sustainable future. Sitra’s lifestyle test has been taken more than 950,000 times! Test your carbon footprint – receive tailored tips that will save you time and money while improving the quality of your life.
May 8, 2020

Solomon Islands State Of Environment Report Endorsed By Cabinet And Tabled In Parliament – Discover the South Pacific

A newly endorsed State of Environment (SoE) Report 2019 for Solomon Islands is now available for public viewing and download on the Solomon Islands Environment Data Portal.
May 8, 2020

Niue Invites People to Look To The Stars In Celebration of International Dark Sky Week – Discover the South Pacific

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.