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World Tourism Day 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Did you know that World Tourism Day falls on Wednesday 27 September 2017? GET INVOLVED! The United Nations General Assembly affirmed when announcing the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, tourism can contribute to all the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – and ... read more

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Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 8

Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth, and currently provides for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By giving access to decent work opportunities in the tourism sector, society particularly youth and women, can benefit from increased skills and professional development. The sector’s contribution to job creation is reflected in Target 8.9 ‘’By 2030 devise and implement policies that contribute to sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products” (UNWTO).

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Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 7

As a sector that requires substantial energy input, tourism can accelerate the shift toward renewable energy and increase its share in the global energy mix. Consequently, by promoting sound and long-term investments in sustainable energy sources, tourism can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to innovative and new energy solutions in urban, regional and remote areas. (UNWTO)

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Talofa’s Airways PagoPago/Tonga Flights

Talofa Airways twice a week flights American Samoa to Tonga started last week with airfares from USD$494 one way. The PPG/TBU flights TA407 depart PPG on Sunday and Thursdays at 10.45am and arrive in TBU at 12.45pm the next day (after crossing the International Dateline). The return flights TBU/PPG TA408 depart Tonga Tuesday and Saturdays at ... read more

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