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August 7, 2020

South Sea Island Festive Season Weekends

While it has been a long time between drinks at South Sea Island, we are very pleased to announce that we will be re-opening for a limited time in order to celebrate the festive season.
August 7, 2020

TourRadar Survey: Youth may be Tourism’s Savior

Findings show the tourism industry could be witnessing a shift in its immediate target demographic. A survey conducted by TourRadar - the world’s largest online marketplace for multi-day tours - found that younger travelers are key to tourism’s immediate recovery. Approximately 42% of survey respondents under the age of 35 years old are still hoping to travel in 2020 compared to 28% of respondents over 55 years old. The survey also found that compared to travelers over the age of 55, travelers ages 18 - 34 are less likely to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine or acquired immunity.
August 7, 2020

Congratulations To Our New South Pacific Specialist

Ayue Kumar Katiyar  from KALYANI International Tours & Holidays has completed his South Pacific Specialist online training successfully, Congratulations!!
August 7, 2020

Tonga’s State of Emergency Further Extended

Tonga's Covid 19 State of Emergency (SoE) has been extended until at least 31 August.
August 7, 2020

NZ Airport Readies for Cooks Bubble as Islands Fear Youth Flight

New Zealand's largest airport says it'll be ready to operate a travel bubble with Covid-free Pacific countries by the 17 August, if given the green-light.
August 6, 2020

UNEP : Call for proposals under Plastic Waste Partnership now open until 24 September 2020

At its fourteenth meeting (2019), the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted decision BC-14/13, by which it welcomed the proposal to establish a Basel Convention Partnership on Plastic Waste and decided to establish a working group of the Partnership.
August 6, 2020

Air Vanuatu Limited (AVL) is Committed to Contributing to the Process and Working closely with all other Agencies

AVL has taken a prominent role behind the scenes in preparing for the Prime Minister’s announcement, working with the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Crises Recovery and Response Plan Committee (TCRRPC) and the Air Transportation and Tourism Taskforce (AT3).
August 6, 2020

Airport Vanuatu Ltd. (AVL): Tamtam Bubble

AVL welcomes the news shared by the Prime Minister in his speech, that the Council of Ministers has approved the formation of the Tamtam Bubble, re-opening the nation’s borders to Covid-free countries
August 5, 2020

Friday’s Repatriation Flight to Samoa likely Last for now

A repatriation flight to Apia from Auckland on Friday is expected to be the last to arrive for three weeks or more as the Government moves to prevent quarantine facilities from becoming overwhelmed.
August 5, 2020

Amended State of Emergency Orders for CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19);

By the powers of Article 106 of the Const itution, the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II after consultation with Cabinet this evening signed into law new amendments to the COVID 19 State of Emergency Orders.
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