June 13, 2019
Fiji will be competing in the Pasifika Challenge for the first time. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Sport: ‘Pasifika Challenge’ to boost Rugby World Cup prep

Samoa, Fiji and Tonga will take part in an international rugby double header in Auckland later this year as the Pacific teams fine-tune their preparations for the World Cup in Japan.
May 28, 2019
In Tonga, traditional foodstuffs are shown at annual Agricultural Shows. Here, Sione Fetu‘u of Te'ekiu displays a large variety of ufi (yams). July 2018.

“Gastronomy tourism” drives job creation and entrepreneurship

“Gastronomy tourism” or food tourism is an opportunity to promote local economic growth and include more people in development. Because we are all “eaters” the exploration of food has become a large part of the tourism experience worldwide.
May 22, 2019

SPTO releases 2019-2024 Pacific Tourism Forecast

SPTO has released its inaugural Pacific Tourism Forecast for 2019-2024. The forecast has noted a two percent growth of international visitor arrivals into 18 countries in the Pacific in 2018.
May 15, 2019
Turama Pacifics Kristina Taoro and Robert Skews at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange, held last week at the Grand Millenium Auckland.

Premium Pacific option for agents’ high end customers

Turama Pacific Travel Group has launched a Premium Collection, highlighting high end product and new exclusive travel experiences.
May 9, 2019

Real Tonga prepares for IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

After 7 years in Operation, Tonga’s National airline Real Tonga has managed to uphold the highest ethical standards of safety and security for their passengers.
April 15, 2019
Tonga to set up satellite internet connection

Tonga to set up satellite internet connection

Tonga's government has inked a deal for a high speed, satellite internet connection.
March 7, 2019
Chinese to fly direct to Tonga from later this year

Chinese to fly direct to Tonga from later this year

A weekly direct flight to Tonga from mainland China could be launched before the end of the year.
March 6, 2019

APTC awards Tongan nationals with internationally recognised qualifications

Forty-nine Tongan nationals were awarded internationally recognised qualifications during the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) graduation ceremony held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday 6 March 2019.
February 19, 2019

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.
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