December 19, 2019

Vanuatu, Palau and Cook Islands Stand Up for Sustainable 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 […]
December 18, 2019

Tonga Uses Big Batteries to Reach Ambitious Renewable Rnergy goal

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 […]
December 18, 2019

Pacific xperts seek solutions to ocean governance and Finance

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, […]
December 18, 2019

Explore the War History of Nauru

  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 […]
December 18, 2019

Set to graduate from LDC in 2024

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 […]
December 18, 2019

Pacific Mamas drape Auckland Town hall with gift of love

A group of Pasifika women in New Zealand have taken a pile of plastic rubbish and used their traditional skills to turn it into a thing of beauty. The artists have gifted the enormous ei, or flower garland, to the city of Auckland, showing off their heritage and helping to […]
December 18, 2019

Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Policy Launched

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Director for the Asia Pacific, Professor Mihee Kang and the GSTC trainer for Vanuatu Dr Cherise Addinsall has conducted a 3-day GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program and GSTC Independent Auditor Training with guest speakers Mr Fredrick Maclean (former General Manager of the Havannah Resort […]
December 18, 2019

Building Social and Ecological Resilience to Face Environmental Threats: a story from the Triem Tay village

Triem Tay is a village in the island of Cam Kim, surrounded by the river Thu Bo, three kilometres away from World’s Heritage town Hoi An, Vietnam. The location of Triem Tay is prone to floods during rainy season (water can reach up to 3 meters), washing away entire ecosystems […]
December 18, 2019

Tonga Uses Big Batteries to Reach Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal

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 post Tonga Uses Big Batteries to Reach Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.
December 13, 2019

Tourism’s Growth Strengthens Sector’s Potential To Contribute To Sustainable Development Agenda

International tourist arrivals grew by a further 4% between January and September of 2019, the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates. Tourism’s growth continues to outpace global economic growth, bearing witness to its huge potential to deliver development opportunities across the world but also to its sustainability […]
December 5, 2019

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise and the sector […]
December 4, 2019

Nanuku wins Sustainable Tourism Company of the Year at the 2019 Travel Awards

Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection, the South Pacific paradise set along the legendary serene coastline of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, was the proud recipient of The Travel Awards 2019 Sustainable Tourism Company of the Year. Just weeks after also being recognised as the No.1 resort in Australia and the […]
November 26, 2019

A Blueprint for Dolphin and Whale watching development

Whale watching has proved to be one of the most successful and resilient types of tourism in the world, offering economic returns and solid community, educational, research, and conservation benefits.
November 26, 2019

Promoting Education Emergency for Children

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) launched a global advocacy campaign “Every Child.
November 26, 2019

Coral Gardners Ecotour, Moorea, French-Polynesia

“Great purpose, great team: We joined the Ecotour with the Coral Gardeners during our stay in Moorea.
November 26, 2019

Pacific Sustainability Monitoring Programme: Le Vasa Resort (Samoa)

A 16-room hotel located on the island of Upolu, Samoa, Le Vasa Resort is focused on providing guests with an authentic taste of Samoan culture.
November 26, 2019

Towards destination 2030 (SDGs): UNDP launches Solevaka

In this contemporary society, online platforms are fast emerging to create and add value to the globalized and complex world of information.
November 26, 2019

PNG scientist wins international award

A young Papua New Guinean scientist has been granted an international award for her revolutionary research in the field of agriculture.
November 26, 2019

American Samoa hosts NY Travel Massive Chapter Leader

As any American football fan knows, American Samoans dominate the NFL, which has earned American Samoa the moniker of “FootballIsland.”
November 26, 2019

By leaving less of a footprint, Celebrity Flora makes a huge mark on the cruise industry

In a game-changing moment two years in the making, Celebrity Cruises officially launched the revolutionary new Celebrity Flora, a 100-guest, all-suites mega yacht that's poised to connect travelers to the Galapagos Islands like never before.
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