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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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Friday 5 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Team traveling to the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, left Tonga yesterday morning on a Real Tonga charter flight. The flight was the first charter by the local airline of a B737-300.
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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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Tuesday 2 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga is expanding its international services, which will include flights between Tonga and Fiji to be launched on Monday 29 July.
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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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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With the annual Heilala Festival starting this week in Nuku’alofa, $10,000 pa’anga from corporate sponsors was handed over to the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika on June 25.
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Thursday 13 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga and Nauru Airlines aim to start operating joint twice-weekly flights from Tonga to Fiji and New Zealand starting in November this year, subject to regulatory approvals.
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Tuesday 11 June 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Melefifita Percilla ‘Alovili from Brisbane will participate in the Miss Heilala Pageant, from June 26 to July 5, a highlight of the Heilala Festival in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga in June starts its busy season of events, with church conferences, national shows and the annual Heilala festival leading up to the marking of King Tupou VI 60th Birthday celebrations on July 4 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 28 May 2019

San Sebastian, Spain
“Gastronomy tourism” or food tourism is an opportunity to promote local economic growth and include more people in development. Because we are all “eaters” the exploration of food has become a large part of the tourism experience worldwide.
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