January 22, 2021

New project-based appointments at Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)

SPTO is pleased to announce the appointment of three new staff to support the implementation of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT) […]
January 22, 2021

Aviation in the Pacific in the Spotlight for Ministerial Meeting

Aviation is a critical service and enabler in the Pacific, acting as a bridge in the sky connecting us to the world.  To heighten the role […]
January 22, 2021

Sustainable tourism: 4 lessons 2020 taught us about travel.

Change was needed in the travel industry, even before the pandemic took place. Here’s what 2020 taught us about sustainable tourism and travel for 2021. With […]
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.
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