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Monday 10 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rosemarie Fili (22) has entered the 2013 Miss Heilala Pageant as Miss Appraxus Immigration NZ, and so far is the only entry out of 10 contestants expected to join.
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu's Ha'atafu Beach Resort is recognised among the Top 10 Family Holiday Resorts for the South Pacfic region, in the 2013 Travellers' Choice TripAdvisor awards.
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Monday 3 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two accommodation providers in Tonga have been awarded certificates of excellence from a popular travel website after guests posted good reviews of the hospitality they received at the locations. The Blue Banana Beach House at Kanokupolu was was rated the best B&B and Inn on Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A M-60 aircraft gifted to Tonga from China is expected to arrive in early July. The aircraft owned by the Tongan Government will be operated by Real Tonga Airline under a dry-lease arrangement, the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu said today.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic airline, Real Tonga, have added two small aircraft to service Tonga's most isolated islands, as well as 'Eua and other national routes starting on April 22.
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga's 17-seater aircraft arrived at Fua'amotu Domestic Airport from Vanuatu on March 11, after being delayed for a week. The aircraft began operation this afternoon with flights to Vava'u.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new domestic airline Real Tonga began operation today by chartering a Chathams Pacific aircraft to service the outer islands, since the arrival of its Y-12 aircraft was delayed from Vanuatu.
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Friday 1 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 'Eva Mai Tonga Tourism Experience, a promotional event showcasing what the Tongan tourism industry has to offer, was launched at Vuna Wharf in the Nuku'alofa CBD this morning, and will run until March 5.
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Friday 22 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first of two 17 seater Y-12 aircrafts leased by Real Tonga airline from Vanuatu is expected to arrive in Tonga next week to start servicing the outer islands on March 4, 2013. Tonga's current sole domestic carrier Chathams Pacific of New Zealand would discontinue its services on March 2.
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Thursday 7 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Seabourn Quest from the United States visited Nuku'alofa on February 6 with 336 passengers and 347 crew. It departed for Fiji yesterday afternoon at 5pm after a tsunami watch issued for Tonga and warning for Fiji was cancelled.
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Monday 4 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The MS Artania from Germany visited Nuku'alofa today with over 900 passengers and 500 crew.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two cruise ships from Germany visited Nuku'alofa on January 28-29. MS Columbus II was the first to visit the capital for the new year on Monday January 28, while MS Europa stopped over for a day visit today before departing for Fiji.
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Friday 25 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour has released a calendar of upcoming local events and festivals for 2013, including the expected cruise ships, sporting competitions, and public holidays dates.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is expecting 17 cruise ships this year a slight increase from the 15 that visited last year.
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Vuna Wharf welcomed its first cruise ship, the Ocean Princess this morning with over 700 passengers mainly from Australia. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 25 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty four licenses have been issued to whale watching operators for the 2012 season, a growing industry for tourism in Tonga, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour.
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Wednesday 8 August 2012
Yeosu, South Korea
Tonga's National Day was celebrated at the Expo 2012 Yeosu, South Korea with the hoisting of the Tongan flag and the playing of the national anthem at the Expo Hall on August 6.
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Friday 27 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A show of colorful sarong wear, creative island creation and talent show by seven Miss Heilala contestants wowed a large audience in the final judging events, before tonight's Miss Heilala 2012-13 crowning. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 25 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The top four contestants for the Miss Heilala Tau'olunga competition were announced last night at Pangai Lahi, but the winner will be announced on the final night of the Miss Heilala Pageant on Friday July 27. Prizes were awarded last night for best costumes and for the Miss Tau'olunga Junior and Miss Tau'olunga Pre-teen traditional dancing. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 20 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven Tongan beauties registered for the Miss Heilala Pageant 2012-13 made their first public appearance this afternoon, a beautiful sunny day, during an orientation program at the Liku'alofa Beach Resort, Kanokupolu, Tongatapu.
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