Tonga launches a new tourism marketing campaign in New Zealand and Australia on 12 May, featuring advertising on television and outdoor billboards in New Zealand, and online advertising for both countries. Using the tagline “the True South Pacific”, the campaign has been designed to show the unique aspects of Tonga and the wide range of holiday options available across the 176 islands that make up Tonga. Running through May and June, the campaign will raise awareness an...
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Real Tonga is pleased to introduce additional capacity to its current operation.
With the signing of a new lease agreement, Real Tonga will be providing additional services for the domestic air market effective from 22nd April 2013.
Tevita Palu, Real Tonga’s Chief Executive says that he is delighted to have secured the lease of a Queenair &a BN-2 Islander aircraft as it now provides the airline with the opportunity to commence services to the two Niuas. Furthermore, the addition of these two...
Categories: None | Tags: Tourism Sector, Real Tonga, Tonga, Domestic, Airline
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Categories: None | Tags: Tourism, Travel, Tonga, Vavau
The Kingdom of Tonga is 1 of just 3 global locations where visitors can swim with humpback whales. June 2013 marks the return of these sea giants, and the 20th year the Kingdom of Tonga has offered this unique opportunity.
Unlike whale watching, swimming with humpback whales is an experience limited to just 3 locations worldwide, with Tonga being one of only 2 locations in the Southern Hemisphere.
Pioneered in the early 1990’s by Whale Watch Vava’u in conjunction with scientists ...
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Online blogger Mr. Gunnar Garfors shares with us his experience in Tonga.
" How to see a fair amount of a country if you only have a day? If the country is Tonga, renting a scooter will do the trick. That is if you are happy seeing only Tongatapu, the main island where the capital Nuku'alofa is located. Of course, no one should go to Tonga for only a day, as I discovered yesterday. James Cook arrived in Tonga in 1773 and soon came up with the name "Friendly Islands." It is not hard to underst...
Categories: None | Tags: Travel, Tonga Tourism, Tonga, Tourism, Tongatapu, Scooter, Explore, Discover Tonga
Domestic flights to the tourism destinations in the outer islands of the Kingdom especially Vava’u and Ha’apai continue after the departure of Chathams Pacific Airline earlier this month. The Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Labour, Dr. Viliami Latu, stated that “A significant percentage of tourists visiting the Kingdom are destined to the outer islands and the quality of their experiences in Tonga is based on the variety of activities available within these locations...
Categories: None | Tags: Aviation, Tonga, Travel, Tourism, Nukualofa, Vavau, Haapai
International social media travel website TripAdvisor has awarded Tonga’s Liku’alofa Resort a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for consistently achieving exceptional ratings from travellers over 2012.
In notifying Liku’alofa’s owners of the Award, TripAdvisor President for Business Christine Peterson wrote that with a rating of 4, Liku’alofa Resort has earned a place amongst the very best.
TripAdvisor is an internationally-used travel review and rating ...
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The Kingdom of Tonga looks set to have its new domestic airline flying by March 4. A Tongan delegation, including Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Labour, Hon. Viliami Uasike Latu has been in New Zealand reassuring travel wholesalers that Real Tonga will be operating one plane early in March with a second taking to the skies later in the month.
‘The Government is fully committed to the new airline and we want to make sure there is minimal disruption (from the recent withdrawal by...
Categories: None | Tags: Travel Associates Travel Services, Tonga, Haapai, Tourism, Nukualofa, Vavau
The Kingdom of Tonga’s new domestic airline ‘Real Tonga’ will start operating on March 4, 2013.
It is a Tongan owned and operated airline, established with the purpose of serving the people of Tonga as well as visitors to the islands.
Chief Executive Officer for Real Tonga, Mr. Tevita Palu says, ‘we have secured the lease of two (2) 17-seater Y-12 aircraft for the commencement of its domestic air operation. Also available and will be on stand-by is a 9-seater B...
Categories: None | Tags: Tourism, Travel, Tonga Tourism, Tonga, Haapai, Nukualofa, Vavau
January 30, 2013 |
Exciting times lie ahead for Tonga as the Kingdom is expected to see more Cruise ships visit this year following the opening of the new Vuna Wharf which opened in December of last year.
We are expecting 17 Cruise ships in total with 13 ships calling on Nuku’alofa, 5 to Vava’u, one each to Niuatoputapu, Niuafo’ou and Ha’apai – although the one to Ha’apai will stay for 2 days – Pangai and Tofua.
“With a dedicated wharf and a Cruise Steering Committee now in place, we anticipate with the increas...
Categories: None | Tags: Travel, South Pacific, Tourism Experience, Tourism, Cruise Ship, Tonga, Vuna Wharf, Nukualofa, Vavau, Haapai, Ms Columbus Ii, Ms Europa
January 23, 2013 |
A New Zealand-based film crew was in Tonga for a nine-day film shoot, to create new tourism television commercials promoting holidays in Tonga for New Zealanders and Australians. The film crew of four and two models were in Tonga from the 4th – 9th January 2013 to film the TV commercials. They travelled to ‘Eua, Tongatapu and Vava’u for filming.
The Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Labour the Honorable Dr. Viliami Latu said the Ministry had engaged BCG2, a New Zealand ...
Categories: None | Tags: Tourism, Travel, Ministry Of Tourism, South Pacific, Tonga Tourism, Eva Mai, Tourism Sector, Tonga, Friendly Islands
January 17, 2013 |
We’re now heading into the Christmas season and for many businesses we’re preparing for the festive holiday, having staff Christmas functions; some have even started planning for the New Year. It’s been a good year and we did our best with what capacity we had to achieve many of our goals set out in our February planning day. We have identified as a voluntary bilateral business Council how we can be more effective towards positive change for trade relations and...
Categories: None | Tags: New Zealand Travel Trade, Travel, South Pacific, Tourism, Tonga Tourism, Tourism Experience, Tourism Sector, Tonga
December 12, 2012 |