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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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Tuesday 21 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tourism could be Tonga’s biggest industry of the future, according to a World Bank Pacific Possible study that was released early this month.
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Wednesday 8 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
Pacific Women are the unsung heroes of the region’s tourism industry says the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), as it recognises their contribution to tourism development to mark International Women’s Day today. At every level of the tourism industry, Pacific women are represented from grassroots handcraft producers, and hotel and resort employees, to tourism industry executives.
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Friday 3 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Queen Victoria cruise ship was a terrific sight as it berthed at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa today Friday, March 3 after arriving with 2700 passengers and crew from French Polynesia.
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Friday 3 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Civil aviation authorities from China and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands looked at how to strengthen civil aviation safety in Tonga, at their meeting from February 15-17, in Nuku'alofa. There was also a push for direct China-Tonga flights.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new ferry, MV Vaomapa, is now servicing the towns of Nomuka, Tungua, Ha’afeva, Pangai in the Ha’apai Islands group and also connecting Nuku'alofa to the island of ‘Eua. It can carry 140 tonnes of cargo and up to 250 passengers.
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Tuesday 31 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's tourism industry wants to make Tonga a highly desirable tourism destination, but has difficulty in attracting investment of the quality and scale that will help it grow, said the Minister of Tourism Hon Semisi Sika in opening Tourism Industry Day, yesterday.
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Monday 23 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji Airways continues its twice weekly direct flights from Nadi to Vava’u this year.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Sea Princess was the first cruise ship to visit Tonga out of a total of 21 cruise ships expected this year.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017

Madrid, Spain
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, declared by the United Nations General Assembly on 29 December as it pushes for a more inclusive industry. As more tourists look to enjoy a unique experience in a healthy and pristine natural environment, sustainable tourism will need to be developed to deliver and operate responsibly to survive.
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Friday 23 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 64 holiday makers, who were left stranded at Tonga's domestic airport on Wednesday after Tonga Airways flights didn't happen, have managed to find seats with Tonga's domestic air operator Real Tonga - with the last dozen moving on today.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 2000 Chinese tourists visited Nuku’alofa on Friday, December 16, on an Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica, which began its journey from China. They are the largest group of Chinese tourists to arrive since visa waivers were introduced this year.
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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The largest of four cruise ships visiting the capital this week, the Radiance of the Seas today brought 2250 passengers to visit Nuku’alofa, with some choosing to visit and experience Tongan culture at Ancient Tonga Cultural Tours in Fangaloto, while others brought Christmas buzz to the Central Business District.
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas is coming to Nuku'alofa next week when four cruise ships will visit the capital, bringing thousands of visitors from December 12-16.
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