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Tourists caught with 12 kilos of meth face life in prison

Tourists caught with 12 kilos of meth face life in prison

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Four Asian tourists are facing life jail terms after being charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine worth about 12 million NZ dollars ($8.77 million) into New ...

New Zealand opens inquest into hiker's death

New Zealand opens inquest into hiker's death

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand - An inquest into the death of an Australia-based hiker in New Zealand is about to open in Queenstown just days after the anniversary of the incident.

Flight cuts will hurt Northern Marianas tourism

Flight cuts will hurt Northern Marianas tourism

SAIPAN, CNMI - The Northern Marianas tourism industry is set to take a hit after Asiana Airlines announced it will cut the number of flights from South Korea.

Carnival Port Douglas style

Carnival Port Douglas style

In Port Douglas, Australia, it was carnival this weekend.

Another earthquake rocks Solomon Islands

Another earthquake rocks Solomon Islands

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked Solomon Islands today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.8

Date-Time • 22 May 2015 21:45:18 UTC
• 23 May 2015 08:45:19 near ...

Strong earthquake rocks Solomon Islands

Strong earthquake rocks Solomon Islands

HONIARA, Solomon Islands - Strong earthquake rocked Solomon Islands today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time • 21 May 2015 19:32:57 UTC

Record numbers of Chinese visitors fuel NZ tourism boom

Record numbers of Chinese visitors fuel NZ tourism boom

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Record numbers of Chinese are visiting New Zealand, mostly to holiday, reinforcing predictions the Chinese market will fuel a boom in the tourism industry.

Auckland airport launches $100k campaign to attract Asian tourists

Auckland airport launches $100k campaign to attract Asian tourists

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Auckland International Airport is giving away $100,000 in a competition designed to attract Asian tourists to New Zealand during the off-peak season.

Perth Convention Bureau: Drastic budget cut

Perth Convention Bureau: Drastic budget cut

In his budget statement released today, Western Australia’s State Treasurer, Hon Dr Mike Nahan MLA, announced a 28% reduction in funding for the Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) Business Events ...

Air New Zealand takes viewers on a Surfing Safari

Air New Zealand takes viewers on a Surfing Safari

Air New Zealand has assembled some of the greatest surfers of all time to deliver its latest on board safety video, filmed at legendary surf breaks across three countries.

Adelaide Airport internationally recognized for reducing carbon emissions

Adelaide Airport internationally recognized for reducing carbon emissions

ADELAIDE, Australia - Adelaide Airport has become the first airport in Australia to be recognized by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation program for optimising its management and reduction of ...

Starwood Hotels’ Aloft brand debuts in Sydney

Starwood Hotels’ Aloft brand debuts in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the signing of a long term management agreement with 302 Pitt Operations Pty Ltd., an affiliate of Melbourne based ...

Japan Airlines expands cooperation with Australian Jetsrat Airways

Japan Airlines expands cooperation with Australian Jetsrat Airways

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Jetstar Airways (JQ) have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation between Japan and Australia providing more travel convenience and enhanced benefits for ...

Southland hopes Prince Harry's visit will trigger tourism boom

Southland hopes Prince Harry's visit will trigger tourism boom

SOUTHLAND, New Zealand - Tourism is expected to boom in Southland - and Stewart Island in particular - after Prince Harry's visit to the area.

G'day mate: Australia in top 10 of world's most tourist-friendly countries

G'day mate: Australia in top 10 of world's most tourist-friendly countries

Lists are fun, and help us makes sense of the chaos that surrounds us in this unthinking universe, so with that in mind, the World Economic Forum have gone ahead and released a list of the world's ...

Tourist killed in brutal shark attack

Tourist killed in brutal shark attack

A man has been killed after a brutal shark attack while swimming in the ocean off the coast of New Caledonia.

SPTO to promote Membership Program at Samoa Tourism Exchange

SPTO to promote Membership Program at Samoa Tourism Exchange

SUVA, Fiji - The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) will seek opportunities to raise awareness on its Private Sector Membership and South Pacific Specialist Program at the Samoa Tourism ...

Entertainment line-up confirmed for Guam Micronesia Island Fair

The Mana’o Company and Marianas Homegrown to be featured on Pepsi Stage Entertainment line-up confirmed for Guam Micronesia Island Fair

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) along with T-Galleria by DFS, Westin Resort Guam, and United Airlines today confirmed the entertainment lineup for the 28th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair ...

Bridging the digital divide for SME tour and activity operators in Savusavu

Bridging the digital divide for SME tour and activity operators in Savusavu

A recent E-marketing support workshop conducted in the idyllic town of Savusavu in Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, has opened up a world of opportunities for a few Small and ...

Management shaking and moving at Intercontinental Resorts of French Polynesia

Management shaking and moving at Intercontinental Resorts of French Polynesia

TAHITI, French Polynesia – Executives are moving at Intercontinental Resorts of French Polynesia. Today, the company announced several changes in various management positions.

7.5 earthquake, tsunami - but no widespread damage in Papua New Guinea

7.5 earthquake, tsunami - but no widespread damage in Papua New Guinea

A powerful 7.5 earthquake shook the South Pacific earlier today. It hit Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter. It brought down power lines and cracked ...

Strong earthquake rocks New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea

Strong earthquake rocks New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea

Powerful earthquake rocked New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 7.4

Date-Time • 5 May 2015 01:44:07 UTC

2015 Guam Micronesia Island Fair bridges “Journey to FestPac”

Culture, Music and Food in Guam to be featured May 15-17, 2015 2015 Guam Micronesia Island Fair bridges “Journey to FestPac”

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) today announced that plans are underway and delegations from around the region are preparing for the 28th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF).

Gold Coast to host 2016 Australian Tourism Exchange

Gold Coast to host 2016 Australian Tourism Exchange

Tourism Australia has announced that Queensland's Gold Coast will play host to the country’s largest annual tourism trade show - the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) - in 2016.

Fiji - Tonga records 6.2 Earthquake

Fiji - Tonga records 6.2 Earthquake

A preliminary 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region near Fiji and Tonga in the Pacific Ocean at 16.39 UTC time according to USGS.

The quake was located:
29km (18mi) S of Ndoi ...

Scoot operates 787 Dreamliners on all Australian routes

Scoot operates 787 Dreamliners on all Australian routes

Scoot, a low-cost airline in Asia/Pacific, announced that from May 1, 2015, all Australian routes will be operated exclusively by Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Aircraft fleets serving Australia South Pacific to almost double by 2033

Aircraft fleets serving Australia South Pacific to almost double by 2033

The passenger aircraft fleet serving the Australia South Pacific region will grow from some 700 aircraft today to over 1,200 by 2033, with a doubling in the number of widebody aircraft.

Airline still waiting for Fiji air operators licence

Airline still waiting for Fiji air operators licence

SUVA, Fiji - Since being granted approvals in August 2012 by the Air Transport Licensing Board to provide scheduled domestic air services in the country, US-based airline Inter Island Airways has ...

Strong earthquake hit New Zealand: Some rail services suspended

Strong earthquake hit New Zealand: Some rail services suspended

USGS reported a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. GeoNet said it was a 6.3 earthquake that hit 40 kilometers off the New Zealand town of Kaikoura.

Scary! No fun for 3,500 passengers on this Carnival Cruise ship

Scary! No fun for 3,500 passengers on this Carnival Cruise ship

This Carnival Cruise to Australia wasn't fun but scary for 3,500 passengers. Authorities prevented this Carnival ship from docking in Sydney Harbour.

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