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 30, 2020

MoU between UPNG and PNG TPA

The University of Papua New Guinea recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA), to promote professional studies in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
June 30, 2020

The Sabeto Mud Pools in Fiji; A great and relaxing experience!

This place is great! The mud pool is fantastic! And the whole place is very well taken care of.
June 30, 2020

Three generations keep siapo making alive in Palauli

To many Samoans, the art of siapo making may be a mystery. Many know the ingredients, but have not watched the magic happen themselves.
June 30, 2020

Sustainable Tourism Explained: Meaning, Challenges and Trends

Sustainable tourism is a term very often used in literature, but – especially for newcomers to the tourism industry – it is not always clear what it actually means. If that’s your case as well, then you might find the following snapshot of expert views on sustainable tourism useful.
June 30, 2020

The Fusion Hub Creations: Upcycling waste into sustainable furniture

Eco-tourism in Vanuatu, upcycling to create jobs for women, economic empowerment through kava retailing and independent podcast for social issues are initiatives that have at least one thing in common: you can support them through the Pacific Crowdfunding Challenge, run by StartSomeGood and UNDP Pacific Office.
June 30, 2020

Tourism Response and Recovery Plan — Moving Forward

Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni Vanuatu Business (MTTCNVB), Roy Mickey Joy has confirmed that the Director of Tourism Mr. Jerry Spooner has presented the Vanuatu Tourism Crisis Response and Recovery Plan and Budget to Minister for Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni Vanuatu Business (MTTCNVB) James Bule and confirms that they both are happy with the approach taken in putting the Plan together.
June 30, 2020

African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZN

In conjunction with conservationists, private investors and the Emcakwini Community, African Habitat Conservancy (AHC) has undertaken its first project, the Babanango Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
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 29, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid

In June 2019, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) adopted the ECOTOUR Regional Tourism Policy and 2019-2029 Action Plan.
May 28, 2020

Women influencing healthy lifestyles while building climate resilience in the Marshall Islands

As people around the world learn to live with the COVID-19 crisis, women in a small atoll island in the Marshall Islands, are reaping the benefits of a three-year long, European Union (EU) funded project that was started in 2017 to help build their resilience to climate related droughts.
May 28, 2020

You need to go swimming with turtles in New Caledonia

The world’s oceans are home to many amazing creatures, but few are as majestic as the turtle, so it’s not surprising that snorkelers and scuba divers often seek out sites where they’ll be likely to encounter one of the ancient creatures.
May 28, 2020

We want to get hiking again, but we want to do it right

Fiji has many beautiful hidden places and we’ve been incredibly privileged to work with communities in the interior to make some of these places a bit more accessible to visitors through hiking.
May 28, 2020

Destination Sustainability: How To Measure Sustainable Tourism Success?

What does it take for a destination to be considered successful, in terms of sustainability? How to determine and measure sustainable tourism success?
May 28, 2020

Green Banana Paper founder Matthew Simpson creates jobs in Kosrae

Green Banana Paper founder Matthew Simpson grew up in the United States, but his businesses are all about supporting the community of Kosrae. 
May 28, 2020

Build back better and preserve biodiversity after COVID-19 pandemic: UN chief

Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also lead to countries uniting to preserve the natural world, in line with global commitments to achieve a better future for all people and the planet, top officials with the United Nations said
May 28, 2020

UN launches COVID-19 response plan for Pacific islands – Discover the South Pacific

The United Nations has launched a COVID-19 response plan for 14 countries and territories in the Pacific suffering the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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