March 30, 2020

Dive into Samoa’s secret swim spots

From ancient lava tubes filled with spring water, to deserted lagoons - the country's two main islands have no shortage of places to find a bit of solitude. Here are our favourites:
March 30, 2020

Victoria Falls Recycling Collects More Than 24 Tonnes of Waste in its First Year

In the midst of Victoria Falls’ industrial area is an unremarkable site with a grey shed, rows of baled plastic water bottles and cardboard, and a large wire cage, seemingly full of rubbish.
March 30, 2020

Major Focus on Marine Conservation Programs

With a focus on preserving its pristine environment, Leleuvia Island Resort is now its seventh year of maintaining its marine reserves (tabu).
March 30, 2020

Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity

This is one hell of a way to cure overtourism. Not at all what those of us working on the problem had in mind. The coronavirus has turned the destination-tourism relationship on its head, from “over” to “under” in the blink of an eye and the bark of a dry cough.
March 30, 2020

Pacific Tourism stakeholders discuss improvements to tourism statistics and sustainability

Member countries and partners of the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) gathered in Nadi Fiji from 10-13 March 2020 to discuss regional tourism programmes for improving tourism statistics and sustainable development of the sector.
March 19, 2020

Nadi International Airport Achieves Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation

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 […]
March 9, 2020

Niue is the world’s first country to become a Dark Sky Place.

The Pacific nation now provides protection for sky, sea and land The Pacific island of Niue is the world’s first whole country to become a Dark Sky Place. It has received formal accreditation from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary and International Dark Sky Community, […]
March 6, 2020

ESCAP at WUF10: Sustainability battle will be decided in Asia-Pacific cities

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 […]
March 2, 2020

Tourism’s role in the Vanuatu Local Cuisine Revival Strategy

The workshop was facilitated by the Department of Tourism, Votausi Mackenzie from Lapita Café, Robert Oliver the Executive Director Pacific Islands Food Revolution and supported by the Pacific Agricultural Research and Development Initiative (PARDI 2) project under the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
March 2, 2020

Work To Address Marine Plastic Litter Gets Off The Ground

A cleaner Pacific Ocean free from single-use plastics.
February 29, 2020

Uto ni Yalo Trust constructs 100 traditional canoes for sustainable travel

The Uto ni Yalo trust is now building 100 traditional canoes which will not only be environmentally friendly but a cheaper form of transportation.
February 29, 2020

Island life: An insider’s guide to life in Noumea

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a fitness fanatic, or a connoisseur of fine French wine, Australia’s Pacific neighbour New Caledonia has it all on offer. The first thing I remember flying into New Caledonia was the breathtaking views of New Caledonia’s lagoon – the largest in the world. The second thing was salivating at the sights of the bakeries packed with fresh baguettes, pastries and desserts (almost) too perfect to eat.
February 29, 2020

Sustainability Efforts in Other Regions: Soneva launches pioneering new “Namoona Baa” environmental initiative

Resort operator Soneva recently launched its Namoona Baa initiative, marking the first major step towards reducing waste in the Maldives.
February 29, 2020

Sustainability Efforts in the Pacific: Business ethics? These guys have it in spades

The positive response received to Mana Tiaki Eco Certification’s first year of operation confirms the industry’s genuine interest in sustainable tourism for the Cook Islands. Now inviting applications for 2020, the eco certification supports tourism as an important contributor to the Cook Islands economy, while seeking to ensure that growth doesn’t threaten the natural environment.
February 13, 2020

Pacific Island Countries Move Forward With Pacific Waste Management Programme

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 […]
February 13, 2020

Turama: a leading light in sustainable tourism

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 […]
January 31, 2020

Sustainability efforts in Other Regions: Red Rocks initiative – responsible and sustainable tourism

Through sustainable development, Red Rocks Initiatives has established several activities that empower the local communities
January 31, 2020

UNWTO Regional Conference on Sustainable Development through Tourism

The UNWTO Regional Conference on Sustainable Development through Tourism was convened in Thimphu, Bhutan on 3 June 2019. This report captures the main themes, presentations and discussions of the conference.
January 31, 2020

Exhibition And Visibility Opportunities At The 10th Pacific Islands Conference On Nature Conservation And Protected Areas

The 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas is seeking expressions of interest from projects and programmes, organisations and the private sector that want visibility and exhibition space, as well as potential sponsors who are keen to support and be involved in this significant regional event.
January 31, 2020

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is your home away from home

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel have implemented a 'Farm to Table' concept by growing many fruit, vegetables and herbs within the hotel grounds which are used in the hotel kitchen.