February 19, 2019
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Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program-Fall 2019

The East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall Cohort of the Pacific Islands […]
February 19, 2019
J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program [Deadline April 30, 2019]

J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program [Deadline: April 30, 2019]

The United States Embassy in Suva is pleased to invite applications from resident nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarships for academic year 2020-2021.
February 13, 2019
Dynamic Duo Set to Open Tourism Pathways for Authentic

Dynamic Duo Set to Open Tourism Pathways for Authentic Pacific Island Experiences

Australians and New Zealanders have always had a love affair with the South Pacific. Whilst destinations like Fiji have been on the radar for many years, holiday makers are now looking for ‘the road less travelled’.
February 13, 2019
Sione Finau Moala-Mafi. Photo/Tanoa International Hotel (Facebook)

New CEO appointed to Tonga Tourism

Sione Finau Moala-Mafi has today been named as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Tonga Tourism with effect from 7 February 2019 for a period of four years.
February 7, 2019
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Tonga’s newest island now supporting life

One of the world's newest islands in Tonga is sprouting vegetation and supporting bird life just four years after erupting into existence from an undersea volcano.
February 7, 2019
SPTO Happy Chinese New Year

SPTO eyes China market to offset decline from traditional markets

The Pacific tourism industry is poised to benefit from the China Pacific Tourism Year initiative announced by President Xi Jinping during the Pacific Leaders’ meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting last November.
January 29, 2019
Positive response to local Tongan frozen produce trial

Positive response to local Tongan frozen produce trial

Tonga’s Nishi Trading Company successfully trialled its frozen taro, fries, pumpkin and hummus in the local market in Nuku’alofa late last year. The response has been overwhelmingly good.
January 24, 2019
Social media to be blocked in Tonga as govt forced to restrict internet

Social media to be blocked in Tonga as govt forced to restrict internet

When Tonga lost all cell phone and internet connection to the outside world on Sunday evening, Paula Piveni Piukala, the country's cable director happened to be attending a regional Telecommunications conference in Hawai'i.
January 18, 2019
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Greetings from the SPTO CEO

Warm Pacific Greetings from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation We are committed to working with our members, partners, supporters and friends in progressing the industry in 2019.
January 16, 2019
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Sharing goodwill remains important

Scenic Hotel Tonga guests and staff continue to support communities who are still in need after cyclone Gita hit Tonga about a year ago.
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