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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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Wednesday 8 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The AUD$5 million Tonga Tourism Development Project ended in November after six and a half years of Australian funding. The project, which started in 1997, was administered in Tonga by Geoff Mort and Jennuy Calkin of the Calkin and Simpson Tourism Group.
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Friday 5 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polynesian Airlines's new service, connecting 'Apia and Pago Pago to Vava‘u landed at the Lupepau‘u Airport, Vava'u, this morning, November 5, beginning a twice weekly Dash 8 air service between the two Samoas and Vava'u.
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Tuesday 2 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Black Pearl Suites holiday accommodation was officially opened by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolevu, on November 1 at Sopu 'o Taufa, toward the western end of the Nuku'alofa waterfront.
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Monday 25 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A joint venture between Polynesian Airlines and the Peau Vava'u Airways, to provide a connecting service between Tonga and Samoa, through Vava'u, is in the pipeline.
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Tuesday 19 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twelve owners of Tongan tourism businesses have been selected to participate in the Partnership Meeting for the tourism industry in the Pacific to be held in Fiji in February 2005.
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Wednesday 29 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Peau Vava‘u Airwaves confirmed today that it will not bring in a 10 seater Islander aircraft for its outer island services. It plans instead to bring in a third DC3 aircraft that will arrive in November.
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Friday 27 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the moment there is no air service to either of the two Niuas or to ‘Eua and the Peau Vava‘u DC3 and the FlyNiu Airline DASH8 can land on the air strips on the islands.
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Friday 6 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday, August 3, that by August 15 only one airline will be operating Tonga's domestic air service, it sparked off another national economic and political turmoil.- by Pesi Fonua
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Saturday 10 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nineteen year old local beauty, Telesia Kaitapu was crowned Miss Heilala 2004-5 last night, by the Hon. Fane Tupou Vava'u Tuita at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 16 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The DASH8 aircraft of the FlyNiu Airline took off at mid-day today on its maiden flight to Vava‘u from Tongatapu.
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Friday 11 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga tourism operators have lost over $1.2 million pa'anga worth of bookings since the Royal Tongan Airlines services collapsed on May 17 and a further $2.3 million worth of bookings is still at risk.
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Wednesday 9 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The domestic air service between Tongatapu and Vava‘u was restored at mid-day today when a DC3 aircraft of Pion Air left with 23 passengers on its maiden flight to Vava‘u.
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Wednesday 2 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga might possibly have a new domestic air service operating by June 9, but nobody knows for sure how or when a new service can become operational.
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Wednesday 19 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines ceased operation yesterday, closing its offices in Tonga, and about 100 people who were still employed in the airline's domestic service were told the bad news that they too have lost their jobs.
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Wednesday 12 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines has confirmed today that using other airlines they have uplifted nearly all of the 1,300 passengers stranded in Nuku'alofa, Auckland, Sydney, Rarotonga and Honolulu since the RTA international service was grounded on April 22.
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Wednesday 28 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Cabinet today, was to decide the fate of 1,300 Royal Tongan Airline passengers who are stranded in Nuku‘alofa, Auckland, Sydney and Rarotonga, following the suspension of its international services.
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Friday 23 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines has stopped selling its international flights today.
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Friday 16 January 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Two Czech men were detained overnight at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport on Tuesday January 13 after arriving without visas.
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