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November 16, 2018
Community Involvement Needed in Cultural Tourism’s Digital Transformation, says UNWTO Seminar

Community Involvement Needed in Cultural Tourism’s Digital Transformation, says UNWTO Seminar

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology and 40th Affiliate Members Plenary Session concluded with a renewed call for community participation in development of cultural tourism using cutting-edge technologies
November 16, 2018
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STE 2019 dates

Samoa Tourism Exchange 2019 will be held from 1 to 3 May. The event brings together suppliers of tourism products and services from Samoa and American Samoa with travel product and contracting managers and trade media from major markets.
November 16, 2018
Nic Watt

Vomo culinary event

New Zealand chef Nic Watt returns to Vomo Island Fiji from 9 to 13 May, to combine his skill with Japanese techniques and flavours from MASU and Madam Hanoi Restaurants with local Fijian flavours.
November 16, 2018
Samoa Airways at Brisbane Airport.

Samoa Airways Touches Down in Brisbane

Samoa Airways has started nonstop flights between Brisbane and Apia with Boeing 737-800s, adding about 14,000 seats a year on the route.
November 16, 2018
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Wallis and Futuna recruit a senior adviser for tourism

The territory of Wallis and Futuna has just joined SPTO as tourism is a main target for increasing their economic activity.
November 15, 2018
Vanuatu Food Policy Forum

Vanuatu Food Policy Forum

An unhealthy nation is an infertile nation. Those were the words conveyed by the Acting Director General of Agriculture, Benjamin Shing, on Wednesday 8th November, during the Vanuatu Food Policy Forum held at Ramada Resort.
November 15, 2018
Samoa PM says no need for airline to reveal financial state

Samoa PM says no need for airline to reveal financial state

Samoa's prime minister says there's no need for Samoa Airways to reveal its financial performance because journalists don't understand financial records.
November 15, 2018
Top MasterChef judge and chef Monica Galetti speaking at the Pacific Aotearoa Summit in Auckland. Photo / Supplied

Report shows strong contribution by Pacific people to New Zealand

A study in New Zealand suggests Pacific people contribute at least $21.5 billion to the annual GDP, or close to three percent of a national GDP of $652 billion.
November 15, 2018
Plastic waste has become a huge problem in oceans all around the world. 18111323

Conference focuses on plastics

Research shows that if nothing changes, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050.
November 15, 2018
A tender travels from the Maasdam yesterday to bring biosecurity and other offi cials back to the Port of Avatiu. 18111309

Cruise ship cancels island visit

The captain of the visiting cruise ship Maasdam decided to cancel plans to bring passengers ashore by tender after becoming concerned about northerly sea swells off Avatiu early in the morning.
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