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Wednesday 13 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Tonga as a tourist destination is attracting only a small share of travellers compared to leading Pacific destinations, which saw large increases in visitors in 2017, according to the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) report released last week.
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Monday 28 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $66 million pa'anga major upgrade of a new Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Domestic Wharf and Terminal will be commissioned this week on Friday, June 1.
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Friday 13 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The South Pacific remains the most popular cruise destination for Australian and New Zealand cruisers, with industry statistics showing more than half a million holidaymakers from the two nations enjoying cruises to the region annually. The South Pacific Tourism Organisation has this week agreed to support dialogue to strengthen the growth of cruise tourism in the Pacific.
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Thursday 1 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
First prize has been awarded jointly to Tonga, Samoa and Fiji Airways for the Best of Show/Best New International Exhibitor at the 2018 LA Travel & Adventure Show on 24 February in Los Angeles, USA.
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Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“The sooner that we reopen for business, the better,” is Pangia Earl Emberson's reaction to the devastation of the Pangaimotu Island Resort by Tropical Cyclone Gita during the night of 12 February.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Essential ferry services to the outer islands have resumed today after Tropical Cyclone Gita caused severe damage in Tongatapu. A scheduled cruise ship visit to Nuku'alofa tomorrow was cancelled.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fua'amotu International Airport has opened for operation from 1:00pm today, confirmed Viliami Ma’ake, CEO at Tonga Airports Ltd. The domestic airport remains out of order due to damage caused by Cyclone Gita on Monday night and domestic flights will now operate out of the International Airport until the domestic airport is restored.
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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With 2154 passengers onboard the Pacific Explorer arrived in Nuku’alofa, for a day visit on October 17.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's sole domestic carrier, Real Tonga Airline is expected to start a new international service to Samoa, in early November this year.
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Thursday 14 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A brand new aviation security x-ray and radio communications equipment was handed over to Tonga Airports Limited staff today, 14 September, at Fua’amotu Airport, by New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Sarah Walsh.
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Monday 17 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Kodiak 100 seaplane owned by Setouchi Holdings Inc., demonstrated flights capable of both land and sea landings in Vava’u and the two Niuas last week, on the invitation of the Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai.
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Saturday 8 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ophelia Kitiliti Kava (23) was crowned Miss Heilala 2017 early this morning Saturday 8 July, at the Miss Heilala Ball held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. The Auckland receptionist entered the contest as Miss Apraxus New Zealand.
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Friday 7 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Creative and dramatic island creations and colourful sarongs were showcased last night 6 July, during the final judging events of the 2017 Miss Heilala Pageant, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 6 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s traditional dancing and costumes were on show at the Miss Heilala Tau’olunga contest on Wednesday night, 5 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 5 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixteen contestants in the Miss Heilala Pageant cheered up a full crowd at Queen Salote Memorial Hall on Tuesday night, July 4, with their talent show, the second judging event in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 4 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Contestants in this year’s Miss Heilala Pageant looked radiant on Tuesday, July 4 a public holiday for the King’s birthday as they paraded on colourful floats through central Nuku’alofa.
Thursday 11 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s sole domestic carrier Real Tonga will begin collecting domestic taxes to be added to their airfares, starting on 15 May.
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Thursday 20 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's MA60 aircraft remains in operation and continues to fly domestically to Vava’u weekly, since the controversial aircraft gifted by China resumed flights last year.
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Tuesday 11 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With the hot summer nearly over, Tonga is starting its busy events season with church conferences, regional and national sports competitions, and meetings coming up.
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Friday 31 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava’u Tourism is expecting many visitors to the island group during June to July with many events being held there this year.
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