At the 29th meeting of the SPTO Council of Ministers held in Alofi, Niue, the Ministers were urged to take up stronger cooperation and commitment to the sustainable development of the Pacific Tourism industry, the lifeline for so many of our Pacific Island countries and territories. The comments were made […]
Raffe Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce that Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort and Fiji Gateway Hotel have started recycling 100% of the plastic bottles consumed at their respective property from 1 October 2019. All three Raffe Hotels & Resorts properties are working with local partners Mission Pacific […]
Plastics are a threat to marine life as well as the livelihoods of communities who depend on the ocean. Hence it is somewhat fitting that a project to protect sharks in the Beqa waters off of Viti Levu in Fiji also contributes innovatively to addressing plastic pollution while empowering communities to become more economically self-reliant.
I would like to begin by congratulating SPTO’s Sustainable Tourism Development Division on the launch of the monthly newsletter focusing on Sustainable Tourism and Community Development in the Pacific.
Running a small business is never easy, especially in the tourism industry and especially if you have to do it all yourself. Ensuring that the business is environmentally sustainable makes the challenge even more daunting but that’s exactly what Afelita’s is about.
Former Director of Policy and Planning at the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, Miss Alcinda Trawen has recently joined the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as the Deputy Manager for International Relations, based in Nara, Japan.
Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has announced a plan to plant about 30 million trees in response to the climate crisis. PAC News reported he made the announcement at the World Leaders for Nature event in New York. Mr Bainimarama said the trees would be planted over the next 15 years, […]
Kokomo Private Island, Fiji’s most exclusive private island resort has partnered with the world’s leading manta ray research and conservation charities to launch the South Pacific Acoustic Manta Tagging Project.
More than 40 million people are tipped to take a cruise each year by 2030, CLIA’s Global Chair Adam Goldstein told Cruise360 on Friday. But with the enormous potential that cruising offers come equally significant responsibilities to minimise our industry’s impact on the environment and communities we visit, Goldstein said. […]
The 8th Pacific Environment Forum (PEF) convened in Apia on Monday morning, bringing together representatives of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s Pacific island countries and territories, non-governmental organisations, private sector, communities and partners to engage in a more informal dialogue prior to the 29th SPREP Meeting […]
Pacific Island Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor has called for island nations to unite against the threat of climate change. OPINION: It was indeed an emotional moment when Pacific Leaders and delegates were greeted by small children of Tuvalu – submerged in water surrounding a model of their sinking islands […]
The Pacific Learning Partnership for Environmental and Social Sustainability (PLP-ESS) is a collaboration between the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the University of the South Pacific (USP), the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank (through the World Bank Australia Safeguards Partnership, with support from the Australian […]
Daku Resort is nestled along the main highway a few minutes away from Savusavu Town in Fiji. The resort boasts spacious beachside bures, self-contained villas and eco-friendly houses that caters for backpackers, family retreats and couples getaways.With about a 8–9 hour journey beginning with a 2 hour bus ride to […]
When choosing a sunscreen we usually look for an SPF number, water resistance, PA rating, etc. However, we often fail to consider how the products used affect oceans and the fragile coral reefs in particular.
A ‘climate crisis’ has been declared in a special session during the 5th Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit and first Conference, echoing the global movement declaring ‘climate emergency.’ The PIDF Leaders’ Summit had representation from 10 of the 14 member states, which are most at risk to climate […]
A single use plastic ban and importation levy comes into force in Tuvalu from the beginning of August to help deal with waste in the small remote islands. It’s hoped the new measures will ease pressure on an overflowing rubbish dump on Fogafale where most of the population lives. Single […]
New Zealand company Infratec has completed a $US10.8 million Asian Development Bank project to deliver reliable renewable energy to four islands in the southern Cook Islands. Over the past two years Infratec has designed and delivered solar mini grids and new underground network distribution systems on Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke and […]
Palau’s Airai State Cultural Tour won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award along with 28 other destinations for its promotion of community-based tourism. PATA announced the winners on July 15, revealing four PATA Grand awardees and 29 Gold awardees who will be given the accolades during the PATA […]