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Friday 3 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The inaugural Tourism Leaders’ Summit was held on Monday 23 August, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, with a theme “Leadership Refocus for Tourism's Survival” to discuss the best ways forward for securing the tourism sector’s survival in Tonga. The summit will continue on a quarterly basis, leading up to the National Tourism Forum in early 2022.
Thursday 19 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An administrative decision by the Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon 'Akosita Lavulavu to decline whale watching licenses for six licenced operators was quashed by Lord Chief Justice Whitten, who found her decision had erred in law and “it was so manifestly unreasonable, no reasonable minister could have reached it”.
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Friday 13 November 2020

Suva, Fiji
Fiji Airways and the South Pacific Cruise Alliance (SPCA) have been appointed to the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Board of Directors.
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Friday 8 May 2020

Suva, Fiji
A Pacific tourism report on the CoViD-19 impact and recovery in the region projected NZD$3.1 billion losses if there were no tourists visiting seven Pacific Island countries, including Tonga, over a 12-month period.
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Saturday 21 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The South Pacific Tourism Exchange that was set for May 25-26 in Christchurch has been cancelled due to COVID-19. “We will now realign our resources and efforts to support the post COVID-19 Recovery efforts of our members,” said CEO Christopher Cocker.
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Thursday 13 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's tourism industry, while preparing to welcome visitors off three cruise ships on Wednesday, has been hit hard with the last minute cancellations.
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Friday 7 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Albatros arrived in Nuku’alofa on Friday morning, February 7 on a Pacific Islands cruise.
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Tuesday 21 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Viking Sun, the first cruise ship to visit Tonga this year, arrived in the Nuku'alofa harbour this afternoon, January 21 for an overnight stay.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Geneva, Switzerland
Tourism’s potential to play a key role in job creation and economic growth globally while also contributing to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Agenda, was recognized at an event organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With more than 2000 people on board, Pacific Aria was in Nuku’alofa for a day visit on May 7, after stopping by Neiafu the day earlier.
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Friday 1 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cruise ship Europa 2 overnighted in Nuku’alofa after delaying its arrival on Thursday, February 28 due to a tropical cyclone warning.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Guangdong, China
Tonga won first prize for Promotional Activities and Performance in a 2018 China International Tourism Industry Expo held in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
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Friday 4 May 2018

Suva, Fiji
South Pacific Tourism Organisation CEO Christopher Cocker, who led the Pacific Islands delegation at the 3rd World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WITS) and Research Symposium in New Zealand recently, said the forum provided a space for indigenous peoples to learn about the challenges faced by their communities and the value of cultural heritage in providing authentic tourism experiences.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was a decline in the flow of tourists from Australia to the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga during the first four months of 2017, according to the July 2017 issue of the Asian Development Bank Pacific Economic Monitor.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Suva, Fiji
Ms Marga Morrisey, a travel expert with Flight Centre in New Zealand has won an 8-day trip to Tonga after entering a draw specifically for travel agents who completed an online South Pacific Specialist Program that provides essential knowledge of the Pacific region as a tourist destination.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
Anne Christine Dunn, the reigning Miss Pacific Islands launched a sustainable tourism campaign on social media on 22 March, for the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).
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Thursday 23 February 2017

Suva, Fiji
"Meet the Pacific", to be held in five European cities from February 22 to March 6 is expected to create greater awareness in the South Pacific Islands region across Europe.
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Monday 23 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji Airways continues its twice weekly direct flights from Nadi to Vava’u this year.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Sea Princess was the first cruise ship to visit Tonga out of a total of 21 cruise ships expected this year.
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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The largest of four cruise ships visiting the capital this week, the Radiance of the Seas today brought 2250 passengers to visit Nuku’alofa, with some choosing to visit and experience Tongan culture at Ancient Tonga Cultural Tours in Fangaloto, while others brought Christmas buzz to the Central Business District.
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