February 3, 2021

Radisson Weekend Flash Sale_05-07 February 2021

Get away special only for this week end *Terms and conditions apply. Applicable to Fiji residents only.BOOK NOW VALENTINE PACKAGE FOR 2                     FJD$293 PER NIGHT  Includes: Standard Garden View King Breakfast daily Romantic Dinner ( Set Menu) Complimentary Bubbles or Valentine […]
February 3, 2021

Nauru: One of the 17 Global Champions Announced for UN High-level Dialogue on Energy

Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mauritius, Nauru, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom will serve as Global Champions for the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy. The High-level Dialogue is being convened by the UN Secretary-General, and will take place at the summit […]
February 3, 2021

The Future of Tourism Coalition and Tourism Declares collaborate on climate action blueprint for Destination

The blueprint will combine the frameworks, tools, best practice and resources required for destinations to deliver action plans that align tourism with the need to reduce global emissions by at least half by 2030 and keep global warming within 1.5°C Two global initiatives, the Future of Tourism Coalition and Tourism Declares, have come […]
February 3, 2021

Plastic Waste Free Islands project launches zero plastic waste toolkits for the tourism sector in Small Island Developing States

As part of IUCN’s Plastic Waste Free Islands project which promotes circular economy actions that demonstrate effective, quantifiable solutions to addressing plastic leakage from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Searious Business is launching three zero plastic waste toolkits designed for hospitality, tour and cruise companies working in SIDS. These toolkits […]
February 3, 2021

Travel restrictions to French Polynesia: Starting Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Faced with the resurgence of COVID-19 cases around the world and in order to preserve French Polynesia which has for its part, shown significant improvement for several consecutive weeks, the authorities have decided to temporarily suspend travel to Tahiti and her islands including for tourists from all origins until further […]
February 2, 2021

Free Basic Financial Skills Workshop for Pacific Tourism Operators, Wednesday, 17 February, 2021.

About this Event Pacific Trade Invest Australia is continuing to upskill tourism operators and provide practical steps to improve basic financial management skills. Presenter Information: Alice Niumata-Leota is a highly motivated and results-driven certified public accountant in Samoa and Australia, offering 15 years of professional accounting and management experience. She […]
February 2, 2021

MCT, Tourism Solomons & Honiara City Council sign MOU to promote Guadalcanal travel opportunity

The Ministry of Culture & Tourism (MCT), Tourism Solomons and Honiara City Council (HCC) have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to increase domestic tourism opportunity for the national capital and environs. The MOU builds on an ongoing MCT/Tourism Solomons strategy aimed at boosting the country’s domestic tourism numbers, […]
February 2, 2021

French Polynesia Shutting Borders to Tourists

Tourism is set to suffer a sharp decline in French Polynesia as the territory is about to close the border in response to the latest French government decision aimed at slowing the Covid-19 pandemic. At the weekend, France suspended all travel from and to non-European Union destinations except in urgent […]
February 1, 2021

MFAI Encourage Cook Islanders To Obtain Cook Islands Status Stamp

Te Kaouono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI) has endorsed over 150 Cook Islands Status applications in the last week according to MFAI Principal Immigration Officer (PIO) Kairangi Samuela. “We expected this influx of applications,” she said, “following the announcement of removal of […]
February 1, 2021

Polynesian Leaders Group Meet

Prime Minister Mark Brown on Thursday morningmet with other Polynesian Leaders in the 10th Polynesian Leaders Group (PLG) Meeting held virtually to discuss a wide range of important regional issues. It was somewhat of a historic occasion as the Prime Minister was able to participate fully in the discussions via […]
February 1, 2021

You’re Tutu Kind…Marriott International Sets Fun Challenge To Raise Money For Staff In The South Pacific

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward Sydney, Australia – January 29, 2021 – Marriott International staff in Fiji & Samoa have chanted “vinaka vakalevu” after their colleagues in Australia and New Zealand raised more than $26,000 with […]
February 1, 2021

Samoa Expects Pfizer Vaccine By End Of March 2021

Samoa will receive its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine by the end of March with the Ministry of Health looking at legal options for people who would not want to be immunised. The Director-General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said in times of a pandemic everyone needed to support […]
February 1, 2021

New Zealand Affirm Health Support For The Cook Islands

Cook Islands Health Minister Rose Brown earlier this week met with New Zealand Minister of Pacific People’s and Associate Minister of Health Aupito William Sio to reaffirm New Zealand’s commitment to further supporting the Cook Islands health response to COVID-19 Minister Brown expressed the Cook Islands appreciation for the assistance […]
January 29, 2021

Marshall Islands COVID-19 Update

(Source: Republic of Marshall Islands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade 29 January 2021 ) The post Marshall Islands COVID-19 Update appeared first on Pacific Tourism Organisation. Source: New feed
January 29, 2021

Princess Cruises Announces 111-Day World Cruise in 2023

Princess Cruises has announced a new 2023 world cruise roundtrip itinerary from North America, visiting 50 destinations across 31 countries and six continents, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America. The 111-day itinerary will depart from Ft. Lauderdale on Jan. 5, 2023, and from Los Angeles on […]
January 29, 2021

Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces 2022 Voyages In Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & The South Pacific

Paul Gauguin Cruises ( www.pgcruises.com ), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, announces its new 2022 schedule featuring Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and South Pacific itineraries. The Gauguin will be showcasing its most sought-after itineraries in 2022: the 7-night […]
January 29, 2021

Training Courses benefit Fijians impacted by COVID-19

Six months since the launch of the new partnership to assist Fijians impacted by the coronavirus, the benefits of the training courses are beginning to show. The partnership was signed in July 2020 between the UN Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), Fiji […]
January 28, 2021

The ten most wish-listed properties by New Zealanders on Airbnb

While global travel remains a thing mostly of dreams, many people are turning to luxury travel websites for inspiration. Recent research from Airbnb into which properties on its website are the most desired has come up with ten properties that have been added to the wishlists of New Zealand users […]
January 28, 2021

Coronavirus: China now using anal swabs to test for COVID-19

China has started using anal swabs to test people who are believed to be at a high risk of having COVID-19.  The new method was rolled out last week for residents of neighbourhoods with confirmed cases and those in quarantine facilities, according to state media.  The test only takes around […]
January 28, 2021

Trade to Cruise: Demand is there, we need flexibility

The need for flexibility in booking and reservation policies, plus reconfirmation of strong demand in the market place for future cruising, has been highlighted in recent research. ‘Viking’s annual industry survey conducted across NewZealand and Australian agents is designed to establish howagent partners are faring in the current climate and […]