January 5, 2021

Tourism Has a Responsibility in Preserving Worldwide Monuments and Landmarks

Opinion: Rich Thomaselli As far as the travel world goes, there was little to nothing good that came out of the pandemic in 2020. Nor, do […]
December 17, 2020

Can Chinese Tourists Save The World?

According to UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) tourism accounts for 10% of global GDP and 1 in 10 jobs in the world. And China is the world’s […]
November 2, 2020

New Zealand Prime Minister Confirms Niue-New Zealand Travel Bubble ‘Soon’

Niue and New Zealand may have a travel bubble soon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed. The news comes after the Premier of Niue, Dalton Tagelagi, […]
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.
August 12, 2020

Tour Guide Training Certificate Award Ceremony

Malo e lelei update;  Tour Guide training was the first to be held by the Ministry of Tourism
October 4, 2019

Humpback Whales come to Tonga

Humpback whales come to Tonga late July and stay until mid-October every year. They migrate up from Antarctica through to Tonga to mate and give birth.
July 5, 2019

‘Take a Mate for Free ‘ extended

Blue Lagoon Cruises has extended sales and added additional departures dates to its ‘Take A Mate’ deal.
July 5, 2019

Fiji Airways Advisory – Jet Operations to/from Suva

Fiji Airports Limited has stopped jet aircraft operations at Nausori Airport, Suva between 26th July and 26th October 2019, due to runway works.
April 18, 2019

A Special Shark Snorkelling Experience in Yasawa, Fiji.

Madisen Hiebert from Canada is an 20 year old SPTO Intern with the Sustainable Tourism Development Division. She shares this story of her special encounter with the Fijian sharks of the Yasawas during a trip with her friends.
December 6, 2018

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all.
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