Kiribati awarded approved destination status for Chinese tourists

    Tourism Authority of Kiribati CEO Petero Manufolau reported Kiribati has been awarded ‘Approved Destination Status’ for China, permitting Chinese travellers to visit the nation for group tours (RNZ/Fiji Sun/saipantribune.com, 14/15-Jan-2019). Mr Manufolau said: “Growth from China market will be based on a sustainable low volume, high value holiday experience promoting the unique cultures, diverse marine life, the laid-back lifestyle in the islands and its people”.