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August 5, 2020

Remaining Tahiti Cruise Ship Covid-19 Tests All Negative

Covid-19 tests of cruise ship passengers in French Polynesia have all returned negative - two days after a case was detected while at sea.
August 5, 2020

First Tonga Repatriation Flight Takes Off from New Zealand

The first repatriation flight since the Covid-19 lockdown has departed for Tonga, carrying 150 passengers.
August 4, 2020

New Acting Group Director of Sales and Marketing

Raffe Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Costello as Acting Group Director of Sales and Marketing for the iconic property group.
August 4, 2020

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, first resort validated as an SGS PLEDGE COVID-19 compliant hotel.

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji is proud to announce the successful completion of the SGS PLEDGE audit on Disinfection Monitored and Cleaning Checked mark by Standard Global Services SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
August 3, 2020

Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern says Victoria Outbreak Pushes Trans-Tasman Bubble Well into the Future

The community outbreak of Covid-19 in Melbourne has driven the possibility of a trans-Tasman travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia well into the distance, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
August 3, 2020

Savusavu Tourism Association: Special offers August / September

This is one of our occasional updates to tourism industry stakeholders on what we are doing to promote Savusavu to the local market.
July 31, 2020

PIF Foreign Ministers – Joint Statement on the Blue Pacific Response to COVID

We, the Foreign Ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum comprising Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu remain deeply concerned by the COVID-19 pandemic globally and in our Pacific region. This Joint Statement outlines how we, as a Blue Pacific Continent, are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with our common respective values and principles.
July 31, 2020

Pacific To Push For Ambitious Biodiversity Targets

The intergovernmental process led by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to develop a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is in motion and is engaging the global community to reach a new global pact for biodiversity.
July 31, 2020

Fiji COVID-19 Business Survey: Tourism Focus

The report, Fiji COVID-19 Business Survey: Tourism Focus, was produced jointly by IFC’s Tourism Advisory and Creating Markets Advisory teams. It contains the findings of a business survey conducted with over 3,500 businesses by IFC and the Fijian Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transportation.
July 31, 2020

SPTO and the Travel Foundation launch Partnership with Discussion on Recovery and Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many challenges for the tourism industry globally and across the Pacific region. As part of its efforts in ensuring effective stakeholder engagement in the recovery process, the SPTO has partnered with the Travel Foundation to explore viable options for recovery and resilience. The partnership has three key focus areas which include; 1) Stakeholder Engagement and having a “Shared Agenda”, 2) Destination Development and Management and 3) Capacity and Workforce Development. The Partnership was launched via a webinar in early July through an interactive talanoa session with stakeholders from across the sector.
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