Latest updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 29, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Tourism Made Clear as UNWTO Counts the Cost of Standstill

The latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer shows that the near-complete lockdown imposed in response to the pandemic led to a 98 per cent fall in international tourist numbers in May when compared to 2019.
July 29, 2020

Royal Caribbean’s safety drill goes digital with new app

Royal Caribbean has created a new digital app that allows the crew to compete safety drills on board, while complying with social distancing requirements.
July 29, 2020

Fight COVID-19 by wearing masks, not with travel bans, says WHO

Countries must do more on the ground to halt the spread of COVID-19, within their borders, as travel bans cannot be indefinite, the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying.
July 24, 2020

Responsible Organizations Team Up For Free Webinar To Educate The Tourism Industry On Decarbonization

Several key organizations in travel and advocacy – including the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Amnesty International, Atlantean BioSphere Program, the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), Intrepid Travel and The Travel Foundation – are joining forces for a free webinar on July 28, 2020 at 3:00pm EST that aims to educate the tourism industry on best practices for decarbonization.
July 23, 2020

New Caledonia bans flights for another three months

New Caledonia has extended its ban on most commercial international flights for another three months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
July 23, 2020

Tourism collapse in Fiji’s west causing panic, NGO

A Fiji NGO based in the tourist dependent Western Division says desperate unemployed people in Nadi are beginning to panic about their prospects.
July 22, 2020

Buy a Coral – Build a Reef

Captain Cook Cruises are very excited to have reopened Tivua Island for day cruise experiences especially designed for locals.  
July 22, 2020

Fiji Airways begins work to register hotels and resorts for the Tourism Recovery Package

Fiji Airways says it is now working on registering interested hotels and resorts to participate in government’s Tourism Recovery Package.
July 22, 2020

The Pristine Pacific Awaits.

It’s probably the most overused word of the past several months but ‘unprecedented’ is a perfectly accurate description of the times we have been living in of late.
July 22, 2020

Iumi-Tugeda against COVID-19

Tourism Solomons in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture & Tourism has begun the process of initiating what CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto’ describes as a five-point plan intended to a rekindle and sustain the tourism sector’s fortunes as it looks to adapt to the current – and post – COVID-19 environment.
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