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Wednesday 27 December 2006
Tofoa, Tonga
As a long term member of Tonga's tourism industry, I believe that recent government changes and initiatives (those, made prior and following 16/11), show that tourism in Tonga has now been realised as an important part in the Kingdom's future and therefore looks more promising than ever!
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Thursday 7 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa tourism operators this afternoon agreed to form a Special Task Force to make plans on how the tourism industry can move forward following the destruction of the Nuku'alofa business centre on November 16.
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Tuesday 5 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
German entrepreneurs Franz and Gudrun Strauss, and their family, who signed up the ownership of Nuku'alofa's Seaview Lodge on November 15, had a dramatic first day in their new venture when the Nuku'alofa business district went up in smoke on November 16.
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Friday 24 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Peau Vava'u Airways has suspended its domestic air service indefinitely, Tonga's Minister of Transport, Hon. Paul Karalus, told representatives from the Nuku'alofa Tourism Industry this afternoon.
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Tuesday 14 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The future date of Tonga's annual King's Birthday Heilala Festival remains uncertain, following the death of the late king, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
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Monday 23 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students from the tourism class at Vava'u High School were invited to go aboard the Holland America Cruise ship "Statendam", which called into the Vava'u Group last week.
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Wednesday 6 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga government-owned company, the Tonga Airports Ltd (TAL) will take over the management of all airports in Tonga on January 1, 2007.
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Thursday 17 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will ratify the Pacific Island Air Service Agreement (PIASA) in October, according to Tonga's new Minister for Civil Aviation, Hon. Paul Karalus.
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Friday 11 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A terrorist alert in the United States and United Kingdom will now affect passengers boarding flights in Tonga bound for the US, who now come under new restricted hand baggage rules.
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Wednesday 12 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Airline Tonga introduced a 50-seater Convair aircraft to its domestic air service on July 3, servicing the Tongatapu-Vava‘u-Ha‘apai route twice daily from Monday to Saturday.
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Tuesday 4 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wearing colourful traditional costumes the 13 contestants for the 2006 Miss Heilala crown appeared in a Tau'olunga dance competition last night, July 3, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in the event that is a highlight of the annual pageant.
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Wednesday 28 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 2006 Miss Heilala Pageant began yesterday afternoon June 27 with the inauguration ceremony of 11 Miss Heilala contestants at the Vai Ko Lata Ai Beach, Fua‘amotu. Photos and story by Linny Folau
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Monday 26 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretary and the executives of the Tonga Tourist Association TTA, believe that the recent appointment of two separate ministers, for Tourism and Transport is the beginning of a new phase for the development of the Tourism Industry in Tonga.
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Thursday 22 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four new entrants in the 2006 Miss Heilala Pagant bring the number of contestants to 10, but registration is still open. The new entrants include one from New Zealand, two from Australia, and one from the USA.
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Tuesday 13 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six contestants have registered so far for this year'’s Miss Heilala Pageant to be held in Nuku'alofa from July 1-7.
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Tuesday 13 June 2006
Neiafu,Tonga
When the Paradise International Hotel in Vava'u put out the call to the island's youth to form an authentic Tongan song and dance group, 10 boys, six girls, and three musicians responded. For the last six weeks the youth, known as the Paradise International Hotel Cultural Group, practiced two hours a day, five days a week culminating in their first public performance this past week.
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Friday 12 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The renovation work of the Janfull International Dateline Hotel is currently underway for the Pacific Island Leaders Forum Meeting that is to be held in Nuku'alofa later this year.
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Monday 8 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There will be no Peau Vava'u Airways domestic service in Tonga until May 11, the airline announced today, , after returning their 50 seater Convair aircraft to New Zealand on May 5.
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Monday 1 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's controversial One Domestic Airline Policy was terminated by Cabinet on Friday, April 28, with two airlines granted the right to operate a domestic service.
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Wednesday 12 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tourists from Mainland China are expected to start using Tonga as a holiday destination later this year, said Va'inga Palu, Director of Tourism, who this week welcomed the Chinese vice-minister for tourism and Chinese tour operators.
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