Air Niugini to suspend weekly Palau flights

Air Niugini has advised customers that the airline’s weekly services from Brisbane to Palau via Port Moresby will be suspended, effective 01 May 2024. This service commenced in February 2023 supported by the

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Niue’s twice weekly flights have resumed

The twice weekly flights to Niue resumed last week on Monday, 01 April.  Niue Tourism Advisor, Hayden Porter says they double their capacity numbers with the increased flights and is the highest they have seen in the

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China Southern Airlines to increase flights to PNG

China Southern Airlines is considering the possibility of increasing the number of its flights to PNG.  Last December, the Chinese airline company landed for the first time in PNG opening a direct route between

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Fiji tourism business briefs: Rydges, latest projections

EVT will operate new Rydges Resort  The future Rydges Wailoaloa being developed by owners Hari Punja & Sons at Wailoaloa Beach is expected to open in late 2026, approvals and construction permitting. When it is

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Nauru Airlines upgrades its fleet

Nauru Airlines has upgraded its fleet with a new 189-seat passenger aircraft. The blessing of the aircraft took place last week at the airline’s hangar in Brisbane, conducted by Rev David Deluckner, who is also a

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Fiji Business Briefs: Visa pilot, Rosie goes electric, more hotels, FHL results

Fiji to pilot outsourcing of some passport and visa services Fiji’s Cabinet has given green light for the piloting of outsourcing of some passport and visa services. The initiative will establish application centres

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Fiji tourism industry celebrates leaders and innovators at annual awards

The Sheraton Fiji Golf Resort and Spa sparkled with glamour and excitement as the venue of the 2023 ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards on Saturday night.  The event, attended by 700 tourism operators and

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ANT Bicycles Tonga: The first bicycle rental shop in the Kingdom

Visitors to Tonga have a new way of exploring Tongatapu thanks to Alamoni and Taniela Takeifanga. They are the proud owners of ANT Bicycles Tonga, the first family-owned bicycle rental business in the heart of

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Fiji Business Briefs: Fiji Airways charter, Kontiki results

Fiji Airways defends Israel charter flight arrangements Fiji Airways says it has adhered to ethical business practices in the running of last year’s charter flights to Israel, but has admitted the charterer has missed

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U.S. to end CNMI’s visa-waiver programme for Chinese travellers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed the prescreening of Chinese travellers before coming to the CNMI as part of a transition plan leading to the eventual termination of the visa waiver programme for

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The 2024 Pacific Forecast: A Turn for the Worse?

It’s 2024. Heading towards the halfway mark of this decade, the Pacific’s landscape is vastly different from four years ago, gripped in a steadily escalating set of challenges that may well define what the next

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SPTE 2024: A Pacific Gateway to Global Markets

Calling all tourism-related professionals from the Pacific, brace yourself for an unparalleled opportunity that will transform your travel business!  The South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) 2024, organised by the

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