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NTO Update from Tonga

In early April the Destination Development Division of the Ministry of Tourism conducted its first ever Tour Guide training at ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua. Conducted by Mr. Lopeti Filo of Tonga Skills, the training was attended by a total of twenty (20) individuals from local tour operators, domestic airlines, and high schools. Speaking at the awards ceremony ... read more

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Tonga Towards 2030

In line with Goal 9 of the 2030 Agenda (Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation), Tonga’s Ministry of Tourism have been working closely with stakeholders and other government departments to formalize a development project for the island of Vava’u.  The plan underlines Tonga’s commitment to providing improved infrastructure that can ... read more

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Strengthening culture through tourism

A cultural event, aimed at highlighting the importance of maintaining Tongan culture, was held in Vava’u on the 11th and 12th of May. Organized by the Culture and Heritage Division of the Ministry of Tourism, the first day of the event featured singing and dancing competitions, with the former divided into two parts; newly composed ... read more

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Action On Sustainability In Tourism Needs Extra Push, Says New UNWTO Report

In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 June during the European Development Days (EDD), and called for greater awareness of sustainability in tourism policies and business practices as well as in tourist behaviour. ‘Tourism for Development’ ... read more

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Plans To Tap Into The Indian Tourism Market

The Indian market has potential for long-term sustainable growth and is a strategically important market for Fiji, says Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya. Mr. Koya said to realise the potential they had engaged a highly respected star such as Ileana D’Cruz with her 8.1 million Instagram followers to be Fiji’s brand ambassador and ... read more

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