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Thursday 20 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is likely to be a last minute scramble for airline seats and cargo space to Tonga at the end of July as visitors for the August 1 Coronation of King George Tupou V try to fit into the scheduled flights, a regional airline operator is predicting.
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Tuesday 18 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As of today, all the available hotel rooms in Tongatapu have been booked to accommodate guests who will be attending the celebrations of HM King George V's Coronation in August.
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Friday 14 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 11-member group of North American travel agents arrived in Tonga on March 13 on a six-days familiarization tour of the Kingdom.
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Thursday 13 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual Heilala Festival will be held on a new date this year from July 21-29 to join in with the celebrations of the Coronation of King George Tupou V.
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Wednesday 23 January 2008

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES : Tonga's new Director of the Civil Aviation Department, Sean Te'o has no immediate plans to look for another domestic airline to improve the service in Tonga.
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Monday 10 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was minimum disruption to international air services to Tonga during the weekend as Cyclone Daman moved around Fiji.
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Wednesday 28 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Whale Watching Industry appears to be in a state of stagnation, particularly at the popular tourist destination of Vava'u, where experienced operators are blaming everything from ad hoc government policy on licensing to a poor domestic air service for the failure to reach expected growth.
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Tuesday 9 October 2007
Fua'amotu,Tonga
After 15 years of construction, the Royal Tonga International Hotel, better known as "Dr Wong's hotel" was finally opened for business this morning, October 9 by HM King George Tupou V.
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Thursday 13 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic air service is currently operating solely by Airline Tonga, which is a Fiji Air-Teta Tours joint venture.
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Friday 13 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Miss Heilala 2007-08, is Miss Tonga USA, Tessie Leila Toluta'u, a student at Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
Tuesday 10 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 2 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven beautiful young women, contestants for the Miss Heilala 2007 crown, were introduced today at an orientation programme at the Good Samaritan Beach Resort, Kolovai.
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Saturday 23 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal International Hotel, located at Fua'amotu near Tonga's international airport, is finally on its way to completion, and an official opening date has been set for the end of September, before the start of the Pacific Forum Meeting.
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Friday 22 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight girls have registered to join the Miss Heilala Beauty Pageant in July.
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Thursday 21 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shirley 'Otumuli, 'Miss Ministry of Tourism', is the third contestant to register for the 2007 Miss Heilala Pageant in July.
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Thursday 21 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many people in New Zealand don't know how beautiful Tonga is, say the organisers of a new tourism initiative that will showcase what Tonga has to offer tourists.
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Wednesday 16 May 2007
Roseau, Dominica
A new, five-day whale watch tour guide training workshop, sponsored by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) and CARIBwhale, the association of Caribbean whale watch operators, is being held in Dominica.
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Tuesday 8 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Airports Ltd. or TAL, a government-owned company is expected to take over the management of all Tongan airports, including the Fua'amotu International Airport, the Lupepau'u International Airport and four domestic airports on July 2.
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Tuesday 8 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The PEAU Vava'u Airways may resume its domestic service next week, according to the airline's CEO Fakatele Faletau.
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Thursday 5 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Heilala Festival this year will mark the birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto'a Lavaka on July 12.
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