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.
November 26, 2019

Climate change: New Zealand passes ‘zero carbon’ law

New Zealand has passed a law that aims to make the country almost carbon neutral by 2050. Farmers, who bring in a large portion of foreign income, will be given some flexibility.
November 12, 2019

Kivhan musicians & sponsors launch water tank

The musicians community water project, based in Ialuwalu village at Loukatai area on the island of Tanna, was finally launched on Thursday this week 7th November 2019. A 10,000L tank now supplies water to a population of approximately 3000 villagers, through the Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan association and co partners […]
November 7, 2019

PNG bans plastic bag imports

A total ban on single use plastic bags in Papua New Guinea will come into effect on the 31st of January next year. The Post Courier reports the environment minister, Geoffrey Kama, made the announcement in a media release on Friday Mr Kama said the government banned the importation of […]
November 7, 2019

ADB gives Tuvalu solar energy grant

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $US6 million grant to Tuvalu for renewable energy. The bank said the grant would improve the climate resilience of Tuvalu’s energy sector and reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Its aim is to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources […]
October 31, 2019

Pacific Week of Agriculture Samoa 2019 – Empowering Chefs and Women Farmers

Under a starry Samoan sky on a cool tropical night, six teams came together in a friendly competition creating amazing cuisine from locally-sourced ingredients during the Pacific Week of Agriculture held in Apia, Samoa in early October.
October 31, 2019

Pacific Sustainability Monitoring Programme: Environment and Sustainability

Our mission here at Treasure Island Resort is to offer the ultimate Fijian holiday experience, through providing innovative, consistently reliable and safe facilities for our guests.
October 31, 2019

Pacific children file climate crisis complaint to the United Nations

Four Pacific Island children are among the 16 youth, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who have filed a complaint on the climate crisis to the United Nations.
October 31, 2019

Pacific country in focus – Niue visitors code of conduct

This month we take a look at Niue and its efforts to promote what it stands for as a country and a Small Island State. 
October 31, 2019

Escape to the country: India’s villagers open doors to city tourists

A scheme training people to host outsiders is creating alternative livelihoods that will help build resilience against climate crisis and stem migration for Indian families
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