Talofa Airways to launch services to Tonga on 01-Jul-2017

Talofa Airways, via its official Facebook page, confirmed (08-Jun-2017) the launch of four times weekly nonstop services from Tonga to American Samoa and Samoa are…..

World Bank announces USD20m project aimed at strengthening tourism in PNG

World Bank announced a new USD20 million project aimed at strengthening tourism in Papua New Guinea, which has seen international arrivals grow by an average of…..

Marlborough Airport ‘landlocked’ by airbase, seeking space for aircraft and vehicle parking

Marlborough Airport chief executive Dean Heiford said the airport is “landlocked”, preventing further development, and reported a meeting will be held with New Zealand Defence…..

Alliance Airlines selects new ground services provider at Bundaberg Airport

Alliance Airlines CEO Lee Schofield confirmed the carrier has selected “another company” for ground handling at Bundaberg Airport, although the airline is “not in a…..

TTF: Queensland Budget welcomed by tourism & transport sectors

Australia‘s Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) welcomed (13-Jun-2017) the Queensland Government’s 2017-18 Budget which it believes is a significant step towards improving the state’s visitor economy…..

TTF: Tourism confirms its importance as Australia’s next super-growth sector

Australia‘s Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) welcomed (13-Jun-2017) the latest ABS Overseas Arrivals figures, which show that 8.5 million people travelled to Australia for the year…..

IASC approves unlimited capacity and frequency for Pacific Air Express to China

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission (IASC) approved (13-Jun-2017) Pacific Air Express‘ request for Determination [2017] IASC 111, which allocates unlimited freight capacity and frequency on the…..

Qantas: Alan Joyce named a Companion of the Order of Australia

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was named (12-Jun-2017) a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s highest civil honour, in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list. Qantas…..

Virgin Australia awards DDB Sydney creative agency contract

Virgin Australia announced DDB Sydney as its new creative agency, following a competitive pitch (B&T, 09-Jun-2017). Virgin Australia CMO Inese Kingsmill stated DDB was selected on…..

Fiji visitor numbers increase 17.8% year on year

Fiji Bureau of Statistics released Fiji visitor arrivals numbers for Apr-2017, which reached a record 68,495, an increase of 17.8% year on year (Fiji Sun,…..

FHTA: Hotel developments are crucial to for growing tourism

Fiji Hotels and Tourism Association (FHTA) president Dixon Seeto stated hotel developments are crucial to cater for the growing number of tourist arrivals in Fiji (Fiji…..