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Thursday 26 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Heilala Festival 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Saturday 21 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new two-storey office building for Tonga’s Ministry of Tourism, named ‘Api ko Lata‘anga, was officially opened by HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita on 19 March 2020 behind the Tonga Tourism centre on Hala Vuna, Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 2 March 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand has cut down on its Auckland-Apia weekly services from six to three effective today, 2 March, after receiving a directive for all airlines by the Samoan Government.
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Friday 28 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cruise ship MS Amsterdam has been cleared by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to dock in Nuku’alofa at 8am on 28 February and depart at 5pm.
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Wednesday 26 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has limited whale watching and swimming licences for the 2020 whale watching season for the management, protection and conservation of whales, effective on 25 February, after record number of applications for licences was received.
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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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Thursday 17 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
Tonga’s Ministry for Tourism welcomed the new Minister for Tourism Hon. ‘Akosita Havili Lavulavu, who met members of the Tonga Tourist Association at the Ministry for Tourism Office, Vuna Road, this morning.
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Wednesday 11 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan delegation attended the Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo 2019 at the Baiyun International Convention Center on August 23-26.
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Thursday 15 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A delegation from the China Tourism Academy of Beijing visited Nuku'alofa on August 13-15 at a part of a Pacific visit to further develop tourism and business between the two countries.
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Thursday 1 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s multi-million pa'anga whale watching and swimming tourist attraction is challenged by the findings of a new study by the Auckland University of Technology.
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Thursday 25 July 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
The idea of the ‘One Pacific Destination’ concept is being accepted after Pacific countries, including Tonga, attended the first-ever Pacific Exposition 2019, held in Auckland, New Zealand on 11-14 July.
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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 9 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regrets that the crowning of this year’s Miss Heilala Pageant “was not completed in the usual manner” were expressed by Tonga's Heilala Festival Director Hon. Semisi Sika and the President of the Tonga Tourist Association Siosaia Moehau today.
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Saturday 6 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Attempts were made to silence the outgoing Miss Heilala 2018, Kalo Funganitao, after Miss Heilala officials tonight unplugged her microphone during her final speech. Kalo had started to voice her struggles over the past year, and criticized Tongan organisers for their lack of support at the Miss Pacific Islands beauty pageant held in Nuku'alofa last year.
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Saturday 6 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yehenara Soukop (20) won the crown of the Miss Heilala 2019 early this morning Saturday, July 6 at the Miss Heilala Ball held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, in a dramatic finale. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 4 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fantastic island creations and colourful sarongs were showcased on Wednesday night July 3, during the 2019 Miss Heilala Pageant, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Wednesday 3 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s traditional dancing and costumes were on show at the Miss Heilala Tau‘olunga competition on Tuesday night, July 2 at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 1 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The top five contestants were announced for the Miss Heilala Pre-Pageant Interview held on July 1, the first judging event held at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre.
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Monday 1 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This week is packed with day and night events as the 2019Heilala Festival and the 60th birthday celebrations for King Tupou VI runs from July 1-7 in Nuku’alofa. Programs were held today despite the heavy rain.
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Wednesday 26 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty out of 25 contestants vying for the Miss Heilala 2019 crown, made their first public appearance this afternoon, June 26 at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
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