March 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines might arrive in Tonga in April

The arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Tonga from COVAX “is tentative for next month as per current plans”, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold […]
February 12, 2021

Repatriation Flights to Tonga Postponed to March

Flights from Fiji, New Zealand and Australia to Tonga have been postponed to next month due to managed quarantine period changes.
February 10, 2021

Australian Prime Minister Reveals Plans for Travel Bubble with Popular Tourist Destinations

After almost a year without international travel, Australia’s Prime Minister has revealed his hopes for a travel bubble with a handful of neighbouring nations.
January 20, 2021

Tonga Extends Covid State of Emergency

Tonga has extended a State of Emergency for another month, until 15 February, due to ongoing concerns around the global spread of Covid-19.
January 6, 2021

A traditional wave? Maybe not, but cruise deals are starting to flood in.

It's not a tsunami, but wave season deals are starting to flood in, from cruise lines big and small. Given the current circumstances, it's been debated whether there will be a 2021 wave season.
January 6, 2021

‘Resiliency and optimism’ in CLIA’s 2021 outlook

New Cruise Lines International Association research shows two out of three cruisers are willing to cruise within a year and 58% of international vacationers, who have never cruised, likely to do so in the next few years.
January 6, 2021

Crystal Says Newbuild Endeavor on Track for Summer Debut

Crystal Endeavor is on track to debut in the summer, according to Crystal, which said it's pleased with the resumption of work on the vessel at MV Werften.
January 6, 2021

$10bn in New Ships, 39,000 Lower Berths to Join Global Cruise Fleet in 2021

2021 will ring in 27 new oceangoing cruise ships, adding 39,530 lower berths to the global fleet. This makes for a total investment $10.4bn, according to Seatrade’s orderbook, just updated to include Coral Geographer, arriving in March, instead of late 2021.
December 17, 2020

NZ ready to provide $75m for Pacific and global COVID-19 vaccination support

New Zealand is preparing to support our Pacific partners to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest opportunity, Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio say.
December 16, 2020

PASO NEWS – 2021 Pacific Regional Aviation Minister’s Meeting Proceeding

Regional preparations are underway for a virtual Regional Aviation Minister’s Meeting (RAMM) in April 2021 to progress Pacific aviation solutions, after the planned March 2020 RAMM in Papua New Guinea was postponed due to COVID-19 disruption.
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