More than 1000 primary school students will visit the Kermadec Exhibition at the New Zealand High Commission in Nuku'alofa from 22 May - 1 June 2012.In May 2011 the Kermadec Initiative of the Pew Environment Group invited nine of the South Pacific's most prestigious and higly-acclaimed artists to join them on the navy ship HMNZS Otago to voyage from New Zealand, through the Kermadec region, to Tonga. The resultant Kermadec Exhibition is a celebration of that journey.'It is a privilege for ...
Categories: None | Tags: Review, Travel, South Pacific, Changes, Tonga
New Zealand-owned Scenic Hotel Group will reopen a hotel in Tonga as part of a strategy to move into underdeveloped tourism markets in the Pacific. Next Monday it will launch the four-star Scenic Hotel Tonga on Tongatapu as part of a joint venture with business partner Terry Hayden.
The hotel is five minutes from a top-rated snorkelling beach - Fua'amotu - and half an hour from the capital, Nuku'alofa.
For the full story click here.
Categories: None | Tags: Tonga, Travel, Tourism, Tonga Tourism, Tourism Sector, Tonga, Hotel, Tonga Accommodation
Mr. Jurgen Stavenow of Sandy Beach Resort, Ha'api proudly received with honour the Golden Palmtree Award from Geo Saison during their annual special award ceremony on Thursday evening, March 8th, 2012 at the ITB in Berlin, Germany.Geo Saison is the most highly level Travel Magazine in Germany. Each year they award three special prizes to the most outstanding Travel Projects from over 100 entries. Sandy Beach's Robinson Crusoe vacation won the first prize for the most outstanding adventure ...
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Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakako opened the Business Day on Friday at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre. Lady Fanetupouvava'u Tu'ivakako was also present as the Guest of Honor. Presentations were carried out by Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Virgin Australia and the domestic carrier, Chathams Pacific.The Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano in his opening speech acknowledged his Government's commitment to the development of the Tourism Indudstry in Tonga. Tourism generated TOP$5...
Categories: None | Tags: Tonga, Tourism, Travel, Eva Mai, Tonga Tourism, Tourism Experience, Tourism Exchange, Eva Mai Tonga Tourism Experience
13 agents from the States will arrive in the Kingdom of Tonga tomorrow, Saturday 3 March for the Eva Mai Tonga Tourism Experience (ETTE) which is set to start on Tuesday, 6 March. The remaining agents from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji will arrive in the country on Monday and Tuesday.The agents will get the chance to meet at least 50 tourism operators on the Business Day, which will be held at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre on Friday 9 March, 2012. The six day Exchange itinerary a...
Categories: None | Tags: Self Famil, Tourism, Travel, Tourism, Eva Mai, Tonga, Eva Mai Tonga Tourism Experience, Tourism Exchange
Tropical Cyclone Jasmine brought strong wind and heavy rain into the Kingdom of Tonga on Tuesday, 14 February. Most schools and businesses were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to flooding in most parts of the central district of Nuku'alofa. The rest of the Kingdom including 'Eua, the Ha'apai and Vava'u group of Islands, as well as the off-shore island resorts in Tongatapu are not affected and business is as usual. Royal Sunset Resort has reported some minor damage to the is...
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February 16, 2012 |
Tonga’s Minister of Tourism the Hon Dr Viliami Latu today advised that a number of structural and organizational changes are underway in Tonga’s tourism sector.
Minister Latu advised that all the changes are designed to lay an improved future foundation for the growth of tourism in the Kingdom.
‘Firstly, we have a review of the Tourist Act and the structure and role of the Ministry of Tourism / Tonga Visitors Bureau underway. A draft report with recommendations for the future is due by th...
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February 3, 2012 |
The MS Albatros calls into Nuku'alofa Harbour this morning after visiting Vava'u yesterday (1 February). This is the first cruise ship to call into The Kingdom of Tonga for this year.On board are 800 passengers, mainly from Germany. The majority of these cruise ship guests will enjoy their time in Tongatapu by taking an Island tour or by wandering around town and visiting the Market.The MS Albatros is scheduled to depart Nuku’alofa at 2.00pm today before continuing on to the Bay of I...
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February 2, 2012 |
The Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Community are finalizing the activities for the 'Eva Mai Tonga Tourism Experience.The 'Eva Mai will be held from the 6 - 10 March 2012.According to the Ministry of Tourism, 'registrations are coming in from wholesalers/travel agents selling Tonga in the United States, NZ and Australia. It is anticipated that more than 20 trade personnel will participate at this year's 'Eva Mai'.Click here to download the 'Eva Mai program in pdf.
Categories: None | Tags: Tonga, Travel, Tourism, Tourism Experience, Eva Mai, Eva Mai Tonga Tourism Experience
January 27, 2012 |
The Ministry of Tourism, under the Tonga Tourism Support Program (TTSP) funded by the New Zealand Government, is extending an invitation for any individual or group (Event Organisers) to apply for funding support for events which meet specific qualifying criteria.
Expression of Interest, including brief concept details should be received by the Ministry of Tourism no later than 4:00pm, 10 February 2012. Email submissions will be accepted in Low Resolution files (each up to 2MB only) and s...
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January 27, 2012 |
Travel writer, Mary Lambie from the New Zealand's Woman Weekly visited the Kingdom of Tonga in October 2011.Her story appears on the Woman's Weekly January edition.Click the image below to read her story.
Categories: None | Tags: Self Famil, Ministry Of Tourism, Travel, South Pacific, Tourism, Tonga Tourism
January 24, 2012 |
The 2012 fishing season got off to a good start with the Hakula team on Monday 23. Skipper Jeff Le'Strange went out on a half day fishing trip with his grand-daughter where she caught a 48kg yellow fin.According to Jeff, 'this is a good start for the year and everyone is looking forward to a good fishing season'.The Hakula team are preparing for the IGFA World Championship Marlin Tournament to be held in Cabo, San Lukas in May.The winning team aboard Hakula during the 2011 TIBFT (Bruce Pai...
Categories: None | Tags: Whale Watching, Tonga, Tourism, Fishing, Yellow Fin, Tigfa, Fishing Tournament
January 24, 2012 |