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Wednesday 28 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Virgin Blue starts flying to Tonga from Sydney and Auckland on October 31 with its renown cheap airfares, it could start a price war with the other airlines currently serving Tonga - Air New Zealand who launches a new Airbus service on the same date, Polynesian Airlines who have recently increased flights to Tonga, and Air Pacific.
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Thursday 22 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic air service is currently being served by one 50-seat Convair aircraft of the Peau Vava'u Airways, and its twin otter flight are still on hold.
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Friday 16 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Janfull International Dateline Hotel celebrated its 40th birthday today.
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Saturday 23 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's International Fua'amotu Airport remains open, and international flights today were not affected by the Tongan Public Servants ongoing strike action, but a Forum cargo ship has bypassed Tonga.
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Monday 4 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Air New Zealand will start a weekly Airbus A320 daytime service to Tonga in October, according a marketing manager, Norm Thompson, in Nuku'alofa on June 29.
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Tuesday 28 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's tourism industry has replaced all the top executives of the Tonga Tourist Association (TTA) at its bi-annual executive meeting on June 16.
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Monday 20 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2005 Heilala Week Festival began in Tonga yesterday June 19 with the opening of a Music Festival to be followed by events leading-up to the celebration of the 87th birthday of King Taufa‘’ahau Tupou IV on July 4.
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Tuesday 24 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Construction of a new six-floor Convention Centre in central Nuku‘alofa will start at the end of this year.
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Thursday 28 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince Regent, HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a, was at Fua'amotu International Airport yesterday afternoon, April 28, to welcome the arrival of a 37-seat Convair aircraft of the Peau Vava'u Airways from New Zealand.
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Wednesday 27 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-seat Convair aircraft for the Peau Vava'u Airways is expected to arrive in Tonga this afternoon, April 27.
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Thursday 14 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Starting today, April 14, the DC3 of the Peau Vava‘u Airways the sole operator of the domestic air service, ceased serving the outer islands of Tonga.
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Wednesday 13 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga'’s Minister for Tourism, Hon. Cecil Cocker, and the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Gao Shanhai, signed a Memorandum of Understanding this morning, April 13, allowing Chinese Tour Operators to bring Chinese tourists to Tonga. 2005-04-13 17:47:00 +1300
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Monday 21 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Air Pacific this week will cut back its service to Tonga to twice instead of three times a week, terminating its Saturday service, and flying to Tonga only on Tuesday and Thursday, following a clash with Tonga's civil aviation authorities.
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Friday 11 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will feature prominently at the Pacific Pavilion, at the Expo 2005, Aichi, Japan, according to Tonga's Director of Tourism, Va‘inga Palu.
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Monday 28 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is preparing to host the Miss South Pacific Pageant at the end of October 2005.
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Saturday 26 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongas 25th Heilala Festival will be held from July 1-8, this year, with seven overseas contestants joining local girls in the annual Miss Heilala Pageant.
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Thursday 3 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crystal Serenity was the second cruise ship to visit Nuku'alofa this year, arriving early on February 2 from Rarotonga for a one day visit before leaving for New Zealand.
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Tuesday 1 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Air New Zealand service between Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport, and Auckland this morning was disrupted because of power stoppage to some parts of eastern Tongatapu, including the Fua'’amotu International Airport terminal .
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Thursday 16 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two yacht charter companies in Vava'u, Sunsail and The Moorings are to merge and form the largest yacht charter fleet inTonga, to be called "The Moorings Tonga."
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Wednesday 8 December 2004
‘Atata Island, Tonga
The Royal Sunset Island Resort has new owners, after a group of Italian investors purchased the 19 year old icon of the Tonga tourism industry recently.
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