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Typhoon Maysak kills five in Micronesia

Typhoon Maysak kills five in Micronesia

At least five people were killed when a typhoon hit western Pacific Ocean island in Chuuk state, officials said.

New code-share partnership between Air Tahilti Nui and AirCalin

New Caledonia - Tahiti - Los Angeles New code-share partnership between Air Tahilti Nui and AirCalin

This morning, Tuesday, March 31, on a Nouméa - Auckland flight, began the code-share partnership between the two French companies in the Pacific.

Another major earthquake hit close to Tonga and Samoa

Another major earthquake hit close to Tonga and Samoa

After a 7.6 earthquake hit earlier in Samoa at 18.00 UTC, another 6.8 quake was measured 66 miles ENE of Hihfo, Tonga, 132 miles SW of Apia, Samoa, or 164 miles WSW of Tafuna, American Samoa.

Huge 7.7 earthquake off the coast of Papua New Guinea

Huge 7.7 earthquake off the coast of Papua New Guinea

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, approximately 54 kilometers southeast of Kokopo.

Solomon Airlines puts A320 back into service

Solomon Airlines puts A320 back into service

Solomon Airlines has advised its flagship Airbus A320, currently undergoing a scheduled annual service in Manila, Philippines, is now expected to return to full service on Monday, April 13.

Tasmania - China direct Airlink likely

Tasmania - China direct Airlink likely

The Southern Australian Island Province Tasmanian is optimistic about having a direct air link to China using Hobart's extended airport, after a trade mission meeting in the Chinese Fujian ...

Western Australia pilot whales rescue operation in progress

Western Australia pilot whales rescue operation in progress

A rescue attempt is underway to save a group of long-finned pilot whales that are washed up against a breakwater wall in Western Australia.

Dutch tourist missing in NZ Abel Tasman National Park

Dutch tourist missing in NZ Abel Tasman National Park

GOLDEN BAY, New Zealand - Fears are growing over the whereabouts of a Dutchman who failed to turn up to a planned dinner in Golden Bay last night.

Solomon Airlines receives second certification for safety

Solomon Airlines receives second certification for safety

HONIARA, Solomon Islands – Marking yet another major benchmark in its 53-year history Solomon Airlines has been awarded with its second IATA Operational Safety Audit Certification* (IOSA). ...

Andrew Hogg: Tourism Australia appointment

Andrew Hogg: Tourism Australia appointment

Tourism Australia has today announced the appointment of Andrew Hogg to the role of Regional General Manager Greater China, based in Shanghai.

Outrigger Resorts 2015 Global Showcase hits the road

Outrigger Resorts 2015 Global Showcase hits the road

The 2015 Outrigger Resorts Global Showcase will visit Brisbane on March 24, Melbourne on March 25, Sydney on March 26, and Auckland on March 30.

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Australia hotels sold to Mantra Group

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Australia hotels sold to Mantra Group

Hawaii-based hotel company Outrigger sold all Outrigger Australia properties to the Australian-based Mantra Group.

International Convention Center Sydney to get community-funded solar energy rooftop

International Convention Center Sydney to get community-funded solar energy rooftop

SYDNEY, Australia - ICC Sydney will be home to the first community-funded solar energy project of its kind in the country, allowing members of the public to to buy shares in a social venture that ...

Cultural capital of Australia to get a cultural hotel company icon

Cultural capital of Australia to get a cultural hotel company icon

CHEVY CHASE, MD - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC and Fast Consortium (FEC), a leading Asian property developer, have signed an agreement for the development of The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne ...

Plain packaging is working: Evaluation of world-first tobacco laws released

Plain packaging is working: Evaluation of world-first tobacco laws released

MELBOURNE, Australia - The introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia is delivering on its promise to restrict the ability of the pack to create appeal, according to the ...

New Zealand tourism industry looking for more skilled workers

New Zealand tourism industry looking for more skilled workers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand businesses were looking for more skilled workers in February, with hospitality and tourism workers especially in demand.

Celebrate the Chamorro culture in San Diego

Festival to feature authentic Chamorro food, art and dance on March 28 Celebrate the Chamorro culture in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California - The 6th annual Chamorro Cultural Festival is coming to California State University, San Marcos campus on Saturday, March 28, 2015, to offer Southern Californians the ...

Skål International pledges support for Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam

Skål International pledges support for Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam

Skål International, the largest global multi-discipline travel and tourism organization with 17,000 members, has set up a special relief fund to support the people of Vanuatu after the ...

Carnival Cruises heading to Tobago

Carnival Cruises heading to Tobago

The world’s largest cruise ship company, Carnival Cruises Lines, has added Tobago to its destinations starting next year, 2016.

Vanuatu children affected by Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu children affected by Cyclone Pam

Save the Children has launched an urgent appeal for funds to help the most vulnerable children and their families affected by Cyclone Pam, which tore through Vanuatu on Friday night.

Maldives on Cyclone Pam: Condolences to the people of Vanuatu

Maldives on Cyclone Pam: Condolences to the people of Vanuatu

The Immediate Past President of the Maldives tweeted: "Condolences to the people of Vanuatu, which has been devastated by cyclone Pam. The prayers of the Maldivian people are with you."

Pacific Ocean gives birth to a new island

Will it be a new tourist draw? Better see it now before it's gone Pacific Ocean gives birth to a new island

Three men have scaled the peak of the new one-mile island off Tonga. It has been speculated that the island formed when an underwater volcano exploded and expanded, breaking the ocean’s ...

Sustainability first for ICC Sydney: Community-funded solar energy

Sustainability first for ICC Sydney: Community-funded solar energy

ICC Sydney will be home to the first community-funded solar energy project of its kind in Australia, allowing members of the public to to buy shares in a social venture that will own the ...

South Pacific Tourism Organization releases 2013 tourism facts and figures

South Pacific Tourism Organization releases 2013 tourism facts and figures

FIJI - The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) has released the 2013 tourism fact and figures for the region.

South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) buyer and seller registrations open

South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) buyer and seller registrations open

FIJI - Over 80 tourism buyers and sellers are expected to participate at the 2nd South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) which will be held on June 19 and 20, 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and ...

Adelaide to host Dreamtime 2015

Adelaide to host Dreamtime 2015

Tourism Australia has announced that its signature incentive trade-marketing event, Dreamtime, will be held in Adelaide in 2015.

Fiji Airways announces highest-ever operating profits

Fiji Airways announces highest-ever operating profits

NADI, Fiji - Fiji Airways Group reported record-breaking revenue and passenger numbers for the fiscal year, announcing an increase in operating profits from 2013.

Dassault Aviation to present Falcon fleet at Australian International Airshow

Dassault Aviation to present Falcon fleet at Australian International Airshow

MELBOURNE, Australia - Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets at the Australian International Airshow, Australia's largest and most comprehensive ...

Dreamtime 2015 to be hosted in Adelaide, South Australia

Dreamtime 2015 to be hosted in Adelaide, South Australia

Dreamtime 2015 is set to further strengthen the $13 billion business events sector and will give Adelaide the opportunity to showcase its unprecedented level of investment in new and existing ...

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