April 28, 2020

Towards destination 2030 (SDGs): An inclusive response for vulnerable groups

Just as the tourism sector is affected more than others by the current COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable groups within the sector are among the hardest hit.
April 28, 2020

Paradise Beverages starts production of free hand-sanitisers

Fiji’s leading alcohol beverages manufacturer, Paradise Beverages has worked with some businesses and commenced producing more than 25,000 litres of  for distribution for free to the people of Fiji.
April 28, 2020

Cook Islands become one of first nations in the world to declare itself Covid-19-free

The Cook Islands are now one of the first nations in the world to be free of Covid-19, Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared.
April 28, 2020

Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown

Milan is to introduce one of Europe’s most ambitious schemes reallocating street space from cars to cycling and walking, in response to the coronavirus crisis.
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change: We Must Rise to Both Crises

In the Pacific we aspire to endurance and sustainability. But progress is difficult to sustain when we face multiple threats that reverse decades of development gains in a matter of hours or days.
March 30, 2020

Contemporary Island Cuisine Training

Close to 25 participants are partaking in a 5-day Contemporary Island Cuisine training held at Daku Resort, Savusavu.
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.