Latest updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

October 9, 2020

Cruise Industry First to Commit to 100% Testing Worldwide

This week CLIA was pleased to confirm one of the most important measures that will underpin the extensive new health protocols cruise lines will adopt globally in response to COVID-19.
October 8, 2020

PASO NEWS Regional Solutions for Pacific aviation Security Resilience

The strategic benefits of regionalism, good governance and strengthening Pacific aviation safety and security in the face of COVID-19 disruptions were the key areas discussed at this week’s Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) Council of Directors’ Meeting.
October 8, 2020

Pandemic Reveals Cruise Ships as Fall-Guys for Air Pollution

There is some positive news: MSC Cruises and TUI Cruises expect all their ships to be operational by summer 2021.
October 6, 2020

Solomon Islands records first positive case of COVID-19

Tourism Solomons calls on industry to support government action
October 5, 2020

Two ways to help revive tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Promoting domestic travel and using “travel bubbles” will help throw a lifeline to the region's struggling tourism industry.
October 2, 2020
Ruth Nafow (R) cooks corn to sell at a local farmer's market on December 06, 2019 in Tanna, Vanuatu. Asked about climate change, she said, 'It's a really big concern. This will affect our crops in one way or another.' Mario Tama/Getty

Isolation and closed borders: Here’s how ten Pacific Island nations are COVID-19-free, and the costs that come with it

The reason for this is these small island nations promptly closed their borders early this year, after realizing their health systems were under-equipped to deal with an outbreak, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
October 2, 2020
Samoa, one of a handful of nations without a Covid-19 diagnosis (AP Photo/David Briscoe, File) Photographer: David Briscoe Provider

How nations such as Samoa and Micronesia are coping with the collateral damage of the pandemic

The nations that managed to stay Covid-free have one thing in common: they shut their borders early
September 24, 2020

UNWTO and Google Host First Tourism Acceleration Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe.
September 17, 2020

More Solomon Islands students contract Covid-19 in the Philippines

Six more Solomon Island students have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Philippines.
September 16, 2020

International Tourist Numbers Down 65% in First Half of 2020, UNWTO Reports

International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showing the severe impact COVID-19 has had on the sector.
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