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February 8, 2021

Pacific Sustainable Tourism Framework – Stakeholder Consultation

Join the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework – Stakeholder Consultation – February 2021. Click on download to access consultation schedule.Download The post Pacific Sustainable Tourism Framework – Stakeholder Consultation appeared first on Pacific Tourism Organisation. Source: New feed
February 5, 2021

Fiji Airways Awarded Highest Diamond “Hospital-Grade” Airline Certification by APEX Health Safety

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has been awarded the Diamond certification, the highest standard for travel safeguards in a COVID-19 world by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying. The ‘Diamond’ rating is the highest attainable rating in the audit conducted by APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying and […]
February 5, 2021

Regional Working Group For Sustainable Tourism, Research and Statistics Holds Its First Meeting

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) this week convened the first meeting of its Regional Working Group (RWG) for Sustainable Tourism, Research and Statistics. Comprising of representatives from SPTO member countries, the private sector, civil society organisations, regional organisations and development partners, the RWG will guide the work being undertaken to […]
February 5, 2021

Pacific Tourism Organisation’s Plastics Repurposing Initiative In Kiribati Wins International Acclaim

The Pacific Tourism Organisation’s (SPTO) plastic repurposing programme has been internationally recognized by the World Creative Tourism Network, who have awarded the Tourism Authority of Kiribati with the Best Strategy in the Creative Tourism Development category of the 2020 Creative Tourism Awards. The initiative, which was launched in 2019 alongside […]
February 5, 2021

New Covid-19 measures in American Samoa

American Samoa’s governor, Lemanu Peleti Mauga has made it mandatory to wear masks and social distancing in both public and private sector. The governor’s new directive amends provision of his Covid-19 emergency declaration on January 30th, which is to run until March. Under an amended provision, social distancing and wearing […]
February 5, 2021

Tokelau officials taking no chances with Covid-19

Covid-free Tokelau is the only Pacific Realm nation of New Zealand not in talks with the country about a possible one-way travel bubble. The Cook Islands one-way travel free bubble is already in place with New Zealand, and talks are under way for a similar scheme with Niue. That is […]
February 5, 2021

Seabourn Announces Signature Savings Event On 2021-2022 Voyages

A Preliminary Analysis Report completed in January highlights that ‘sustainable tourism will only be a reality in the Pacific when there is a shared understanding, clear priorities and a collaborative approach to address them’. Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, is offering guests exceptional savings on select 2021 and 2022 […]
February 4, 2021

Policy Framework for a Shared Vision for Sustainable Tourism in the Pacific

A Preliminary Analysis Report completed in January highlights that ‘sustainable tourism will only be a reality in the Pacific when there is a shared understanding, clear priorities and a collaborative approach to address them’. The report is part of the development process in establishing a Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework […]
February 4, 2021

Tourism a Priority for Kiribati

Tourism remains a priority for the Government of Kiribati. This was revealed at the Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD) Ministry Strategic Plan(MSP) retreat at the Nemat Lodge in Buariki, North Tarawa on Saturday 30 January 2021. The retreat was organized by the MICTTD Planning and Research […]
February 4, 2021

Travel Restrictions To French Polynesia

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 French Polynesia including for tourists from all origins until further notice. As of Wednesday, […]
February 4, 2021

Henry Puna Selected As New Secretary General

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February 4, 2021

Pacific Leaders Place Focus On COVID-19 Vaccine, Select Henry Puna As New Secretary-General 

Forum HQ, Suva, FIJI–   Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have concluded their Special Leaders Retreat overnight and have announced Henry Puna as the incoming Secretary General.  Also on the agenda of the Special Leaders Retreat was the COVID-19 pandemic, including the distribution of vaccines to the region.    Leaders acknowledged the region’s efforts to date to manage the spread of the COIVD-19 pandemic in the Pacific region, including […]
February 3, 2021

New Caledonia receives ‘Best of the World – 2021 Sustainable Destination’ accolade by National Geographic Traveller

National Geographic Traveller has selected New Caledonia as one of its ‘Best of the World – 2021 Sustainable Destinations’. From carbon-neutral cities in the making to destinations offering a blueprint for sustainable nature and wildlife tourism, this list highlights places in the world that aim to safeguard our precious planet’s natural […]
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, […]