May 8, 2020

Environmentally friendly diving to conserve marine life for sustainable development – Discover the South Pacific

Tourists and divers flock the pristine Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Indonesia for the scenic views, beautiful beaches, towering limestone cliffs and life underwater.
April 28, 2020

Flag Day scaled-down — marking 120 years as a part of US family

Compared to previous years with many festivities including fautasi races, this year’s Flag Day ceremony set for Friday morning Apr. 17th, will be a very scaled back, small event marking the 120 years since American Samoa became part of the United States family.
April 28, 2020

Is ecotourism the solution to conservation after COVID-19?

As I write this in Honolulu, the governor of Hawai‘i has put the state on an indefinite lockdown and everyone flying into the islands must undergo a 14-day quarantine.
April 28, 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020: Towards sustainable economies

Decades of high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape – lifting a billion people out of extreme poverty in the past two decades and raising living standards of even greater numbers.
April 28, 2020

Collaboration is the Only Way

Following an assessment of the major impacts of tourism on the two most-visited islands in Cabo Verde, Sal and Boa Vista, the Travel Foundation brought together industry stakeholders in a ‘Destination Council’, empowering them to create a shared vision and actions for sustainable tourism.
April 28, 2020

Tonga Whale Watching; Incredible, once in a life time experience!!

We went out with Tongan Expeditions for 4 days and had an incredible experience! Our guide, Lome, did a great job! She was friendly, knowledgeable and put our safety and whales well-being first!
April 28, 2020

Women in Business; Soraya May-Malagi, Director of Operations Le Vasa Resort, Samoa

Soraya May-Malagi is the Director of Operations of Le Vasa Resort in Samoa – a 16-room oceanfront hotel that she bought with her late husband in 2006.
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, […]