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South Pacific Tourism: We love Chinese visitors

South Pacific Tourism: We love Chinese visitors

The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) issued a press statement to extend its best wishes for a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year to all Chinese nationals and disaspora.

Swiss-Belhotel International invests in New Zealand real estate

Swiss-Belhotel International invests in New Zealand real estate

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand - The Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, Gavin M.

Solomon Islands cruise strategy bears fruit

Solomon Islands cruise strategy bears fruit

Building on the Solomon Islands potential as a new and exciting destination for the international cruise market, the destination will welcome eight separate cruise visits in 2016 - a 100 percent ...

Australia launches new international tourism campaign

Australia launches new international tourism campaign

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Tourism Australia has launched its latest campaign, which is focused on highlighting the country's world-class aquatic and coastal experiences, in a bid to lure more international visitors to ...

Zika virus: 22 countries on the warning list

Zika virus: 22 countries on the warning list

Zika has not yet been reported in the continental United States except for Hawaii when a brain-damaged baby was born by a mother visiting from Hawaii.

Irish tourist dies after houseboat fall in Australia

Irish tourist dies after houseboat fall in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia - The Irish tourist whose body was recovered from a river in Australia has been identified.

Man suffers 'significant wound' after tiger attack at Australia Zoo

Man suffers 'significant wound' after tiger attack at Australia Zoo

SYDNEY, Australia - According to Queensland state officials, a tiger attacked a keeper at a zoo in Australia on Thursday, leaving him with a “significant puncture wound” to the head.

White Island Tours cruise ship on fire in New Zealand

White Island Tours cruise ship on fire in New Zealand

Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury cruiser "PeeJay" for a 6-hour adventure to explore New Zealand’s only active marine volcano – White Island.

Tourism Australia names "world's sexiest man" its new Global Ambassador

Tourism Australia names "world's sexiest man" its new Global Ambassador

LOS ANGELES, CA - Australian actor Chris Hemsworth - the "world's sexiest man alive," according to People magazine, has been announced as the global ambassador for Tourism Australia's new ...

Sydney Festival opens to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Sydney Festival opens to celebrate its 40th anniversary

SYDNEY, Australia - Sydney Festival's opening weekend took over the city in an explosion of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, opera and more.

Darwin Convention Centre has achieved the Bronze Benchmarking Standard through EarthCheck

Darwin Convention Centre has achieved the Bronze Benchmarking Standard through EarthCheck

In an important milestone, the Darwin Convention Centre has achieved the Bronze Benchmarking Standard through EarthCheck, an environmental management and professional services group for the travel ...

Tourists and bushwalkers evacuated from Queensland, Australia, national park

Tourists and bushwalkers evacuated from Queensland, Australia, national park

Tourists camping or bushwalking in a Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, National Park were ordered to evacuate as a bushfire approached.

New border tax can put the brakes on NZ booming tourism sector

New border tax can put the brakes on NZ booming tourism sector

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - As a new tax on travelers coming into the country takes effect, economists are warning it could put the brakes on New Zealand's rapidly growing tourism sector.

"Never again!" - Russell Crowe rants at Virgin Australia over hoverboard ban

"Never again!" - Russell Crowe rants at Virgin Australia over hoverboard ban

Russell Crowe is just a dad, at an airport, trying to go on holidays.

Until Virgin Australia refused to check-in his children's "hoverboards."

Largest meetings facility in Micronesia launched

Largest meetings facility in Micronesia launched

BANGKOK, Thailand – At a recent press conference presided over by Guam Governor Mr. Eddie Baza Calvo, Dusit International CEO Mr Chanin Donavanik and Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager Mr.

Popular Australian tourist destination devastated by bushfire

Popular Australian tourist destination devastated by bushfire

APOLLO BAY, Australia - More than 100 homes have burned down in a Christmas Day bushfire, devastating a popular tourist destination in southern Australia.

Fiji Airways: San Francisco-Nadi

Fiji Airways: San Francisco-Nadi

Fiji Airways has announced plans to commence seasonal twice-weekly direct services from San Francisco to Nadi, Fiji, this summer and next December starting June 16, 2016.

Owner of Crown Resorts steps down

Owner of Crown Resorts steps down

He owns 53% of Crown Resorts in Melbourne, Australia - a riverside entertainment complex with 3 hotels, spas, and a casino, plus restaurants and bars.

Earthquake strikes near popular tourist destination of Vanuatu

Earthquake strikes near popular tourist destination of Vanuatu

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of the islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. This quake occurred on December 19, 2015, 02:10:53 UTC.

Fiji Airways general meeting: New chairman, new director

Fiji Airways general meeting: New chairman, new director

Fiji Airways Group has appointed a new chairman and director following its annual general meeting (AGM).

Hindus critical of Sydney Airport for yoga fee

Hindus critical of Sydney Airport for yoga fee

Hindus are critical of Sydney Airport for charging a fee for yoga in its recently opened facility.

ACCC ruling on Etihad's alliance with Virgin Australia

ACCC ruling on Etihad's alliance with Virgin Australia

Etihad Airways today welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) determination to re-authorize its alliance with Virgin Australia for a further five years.

 Solomon Islands visitor arrivals jump by 28 percent

Solomon Islands visitor arrivals jump by 28 percent

HONIARA, Solomon Islands – International visitation arrivals to the Solomon Islands for September 2015 have jumped by a massive 28 percent.

David Tonkin appointed General Manager of PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

David Tonkin appointed General Manager of PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed David Tonkin as General Manager of the 276-room PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport.

Cairns to host five cruise ships on their maiden visits

Cairns to host five cruise ships on their maiden visits

CAIRNS, Australia - Cairns will host five cruise ships on their maiden visits over the next three months, ranging from a super luxury boutique liner to the flagship of an Asian-based operator. ...

Adelaide gears up for Dreamtime 2015

Adelaide gears up for Dreamtime 2015

SYDNEY, Australia – Next month will see Australia’s business events industry take centre stage in Adelaide, South Australia as part of Dreamtime 2015, to promote the country’s world-class ...

P&O Cruises Australia debuts two more ships

P&O Cruises Australia debuts two more ships

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced its P&O Cruises Australia brand has introduced its two latest ships, Pacific Aria ...

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts to debut in South Australia

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts to debut in South Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia - Starwood’s growing presence in the South Australian state capital and, following the recent signing of Aloft Adelaide, delivers another global hotel brand to the city.

Sea World fire forced tourist evacuation

Sea World fire forced tourist evacuation

Tourists wanting to visit Seaworld at Australia's Gold Coast in Queensland were in for a surprise when police declared an emergency because of a major fire burning near Seaworld Drive, earlier ...

7 dead at New Zealand helicopter crash

7 dead at New Zealand helicopter crash

A helicopter with seven people on board has crashed at Fox Glacier on New Zealand's South Island.

Tourists may be among the victims, but no detailed updates are available.

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