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Papua New Guinea - looking good at 40

Papua New Guinea - looking good at 40

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - The sky over Port Moresby was illuminated by a colourful array of fireworks as the country offered the most spectacular opening ceremony in the history of the ...

Fiji Airways announces online check-In

Fiji Airways announces online check-In

NADI, Fiji – Fiji Airways has further enhanced its customer offerings with the introduction of an online check-in feature, now available on all international flights and the ability to purchase ...

Tourist charged with careless driving causing death in New Zealand

Tourist charged with careless driving causing death in New Zealand

DUNEDIN, New Zealand - An Italian tourist involved in a fatal crash in Northern Southland on Friday has been charged by police.

NZ ministers: Regional airline competition welcomed

NZ ministers: Regional airline competition welcomed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have this morning welcomed increased competition in the regional aviation ...

Man smuggles crocodile on plane in his workboot

Man smuggles crocodile on plane in his workboot

BRISBANE, Australia - A man has been prosecuted after smuggling a crocodile onto a flight in a shoe.

Tongan Tourism seeks to promote culture and heritage

Tongan Tourism seeks to promote culture and heritage

The Tongan Tourism Authority (TTA) says major efforts are being put into culture and heritage tourism as Tonga seeks to promote the uniqueness of its traditions and culture.

China Airlines to expand flights to Guam in October

China to Taiwan on China Airlines non stop China Airlines to expand flights to Guam in October

After much effort from the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), China Airlines will offer daytime flights from Taipei–Guam starting October 25, as well as increase its flight service to four times a ...

Auckland hotel evacuated after guest dies from 'toxic fumes'

Auckland hotel evacuated after guest dies from 'toxic fumes'

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - A person has died and others have been evacuated from a central Auckland hotel after reports of a toxic smell emanating from a bathroom.

Auckland airport reports 3.8 percent rise in profit

Auckland airport reports 3.8 percent rise in profit

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Auckland International Airport (AIA) has reported a 3.8 percent rise in underlying profit after tax to $NZ176.4 million ($192.3 million), due in part to a 5 percent rise in ...

Police: SOS message in the sand saved tourist's life

Police: SOS message in the sand saved tourist's life

BRISBANE, Australia - A British tourist, lost for two days in a remote area of northern Australia, has described being rescued after writing an SOS message in the sand.

Rescue vehicle repairs shut Saipan airport down for big planes

Rescue vehicle repairs shut Saipan airport down for big planes

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands - Large passenger planes cannot land at the Francisco C.

E.U. - Tonga  cooperation teaches Ha'Apai handicrafters new weaving technique

Tourism Tonga gets unique help from the European Union E.U. - Tonga cooperation teaches Ha'Apai handicrafters new weaving technique

15 women weavers from the island of Ha’apai in Tonga will be introduced to the traditional weaving technique called "mosikaka" at a handicraft training which will be held from August 24-28.

Locomote - the world's most powerful travel platform

Locomote - the world's most powerful travel platform

Melbourne-based technology company, Locomote, is one of Australia’s fastest growing tech businesses.

Fiji Airways sets new profit record in airline's history

Fiji Airways sets new profit record in airline's history

NADI, Fiji – Fiji Airways has set a new profit record for the first six months of 2015, reporting an operating profit before tax of $17.5m from January 1st to June 30th.

Melbourne only city named as World's Most Liveable for five years running

Melbourne only city named as World's Most Liveable for five years running

MELBOURNE, Australia - Melbourne remains the only city in the world to have this week topped the Economist's Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Liveability Index for the fifth year in a row.

China to overtake NZ as Australia's biggest tourist source in 2016

China to overtake NZ as Australia's biggest tourist source in 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - China and Hong Kong are poised to overtake New Zealand as the biggest source of tourists to Australia in a landmark development for the hospitality sector, research ...

Air New Zealand and All Blacks make out of this world Men in Black safety video

Air New Zealand and All Blacks make out of this world Men in Black safety video

LOS ANGELES, CA - Air New Zealand has teamed up with the All Blacks and an all-star line-up of international rugby greats to tackle the airline's latest on board safety video, Men in Black Safety ...

Treasures of the South Pacific to take on Sydney and New Castle

Treasures of the South Pacific to take on Sydney and New Castle

The South Pacific Specialist Program, the online training program for travel agents, will be the focus of a two-day “Treasures of the South Pacific” Australian workshop that will promote the ...

6.4 quake off Solomon Islands

6.4 quake off Solomon Islands

A 6.4 earthquake occured off the Solomon Islands at 18:49:23 UTC today, August 12, 2005.

There were no reports of injuries or damages, and no tsunami alert was issued.

Details:

Evacuated: Domestic terminal at Perth International Airport, Australia

Evacuated: Domestic terminal at Perth International Airport, Australia

The domestic terminal at Perth International Airport in Western Australia is currently being evacuated.

South Pacific Islands on roadshow in New Zealand

South Pacific Islands on roadshow in New Zealand

The National Tourism Offices (NTOs) of eight Pacific Island states (PICs) are working to increase their presence in the New Zealand market which continues to show growth in visitor arrivals to the ...

ICC Sydney’s leadership team in place

ICC Sydney’s leadership team in place

SYDNEY, Australia - AEG Ogden today announced the appointment of Erica Blythe as the Director of Finance and Administraion for International Convention Center Sydney (ICC Sydney).

Visitor drowns at popular Sydney tourist spot

Visitor drowns at popular Sydney tourist spot

SYDNEY, Australia - A woman has drowned after being swept off rocks at a popular tourist attraction at La Perouse.

Star Alliance named Best Airline Alliance

Star Alliance named Best Airline Alliance

SYDNEY, Australia – Star Alliance, the world’s longest serving and most comprehensive airline alliance, has been named Best Airline Alliance by Australian Business Traveler.

Marriott Vacation Club buys Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast

Marriott Vacation Club buys Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast

ORLANDO, FL - Marriott Vacation Club announced today that it has finalized the purchase of the iconic Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Gold Coast, Australia.

Airline fined for bringing unauthorized passenger to New Zealand

Airline fined for bringing unauthorized passenger to New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a passenger to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

CANBERRA, Australia - Canberra Convention Bureau has announced that Michael Matthews is its new Chief Executive Officer, commencing 1 October 2015.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts debuts in South Australia

Starwood Hotels and Resorts debuts in South Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia - Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to debut in South Australia with Aloft Adelaide opening in the state capital.

Sri Lanka Tourism targeting 75,000 travelers from Australia

Sri Lanka Tourism targeting 75,000 travelers from Australia

Sri Lanka Tourism focussing on the top ten source markets for Sri Lanka embarked on the key market- Australia, by staging a road show in Melbourne and then at the Sydney a Travel and Tourism ...

New Zealand Tourism: Border tax will be handbrake on expanding visitor economy

New Zealand Tourism: Border tax will be handbrake on expanding visitor economy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A heavyweight travel industry coalition is calling for New Zealand Government to rethink its border tax which it says could wipe more than $100m a year from visitor ...

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