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 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.