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Fiji Airways and Etihad sign groundbreaking interline agreement

Fiji Airways and Etihad sign groundbreaking interline agreement

Now UAE based Etihad Airways wants to connect Europe, Africa, and North America with the Pacific holiday and visitors paradise Fiji. This is good news for the tourism industry on the Fiji ...

Fiji Airways announces new cargo interline deals

Fiji Airways announces new cargo interline deals

LOS ANGELES, CA – Fiji Airways, Fiji's national airline, announced today new interline cargo agreements with five other airlines for the carriage of freight between Fiji and numerous cities in ...

Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) appoint new executive director

Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) appoint new executive director

The directors of Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) are pleased to announce Tara Bennett will be the organisation’s new executive officer.

Fiji Airways reports group profit of $14.5 million

Fiji Airways reports group profit of $14.5 million

LOS ANGELES, CA – Air Pacific Group has announced its financial results for the nine-month period ending December 31, 2013, a stub financial year for Fiji's national airline.

Airline: Can't use dead man's Airpoints

Airline: Can't use dead man's Airpoints

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - A Christchurch woman was "dumbfounded" to discover she could not use her father's shared Airpoints to book flights only a week after his death.

Abacus appoints Jeremy van de Klundert Managing Director, Sabre Pacific

Abacus appoints Jeremy van de Klundert Managing Director, Sabre Pacific

Travel technology leader in Asia Pacific, Abacus International has today announced the appointment of Jeremy van de Klundert as Managing Director of subsidiary, Sabre Pacific to take forward the ...

Solomon Airlines awarded IATA IOSA Certification

Solomon Airlines awarded IATA IOSA Certification

HONIARA, Solomon Islands – Marking what it says represents one of the most important milestones in its 52-year history, Solomon Airlines has been awarded IATA Operational Safety Audit ...

Qantas: Australia trade minister will push for Dubai-based Emirates to take a major share

Qantas: Australia trade minister will push for Dubai-based Emirates to take a major share

Current ownership rules would rule out an investment in Qantas by Emirates, but money talks and has the Australian Minister of Trade and Investment going out of his way to encourage such in ...

Latest update on major earthquake to hit Solomon Islands

Tsunami warnings cancelled Latest update on major earthquake to hit Solomon Islands

Today on Sunday, April 13, 14.39h local Solomon Island time (Saturday 20.14 GMT) a major 7.6 earthquake was measured 100km from Kirakira, Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Haitian tourism sector: Islanders resist plan

Haitian tourism sector: Islanders resist plan

For decades, the mostly dirt-poor residents of the small island of Ile-a-Vache off Haiti’s south coast lived in anonymity, virtually ignored by the government and visited only by the most ...

7.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea and felt in the Solomon Islands

7.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea and felt in the Solomon Islands

A very strong 7.3 earthquake hit the Western Pacific Ocean on April 11 at 6.07 pm local time, or April 10 07.22 UTC (London)

The location:
6.653°S 155.043°E depth=50.7km ...

Signal received not from MH370 black box - does anyone really know?

Signal received not from MH370 black box - does anyone really know?

Australian leader Tony Abbott says authorities are confident that signals heard in the Indian Ocean are coming from the "black box" flight recorders of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Upgraded to category 5! Deadly Cyclone Ita approaching Cairns, Australia

Upgraded to category 5! Deadly Cyclone Ita approaching Cairns, Australia

Ita is now a extremely dangerous level five cyclone. The highest level of a Tropical Cyclone It moves towards the far north Queensland, Australia coast.

MH370 search area decreased - signal consistent - more floating objects seen

MH370 search area decreased - signal consistent - more floating objects seen

The search area for missing MH370 has been decreased, because Australian ship Ocean Shield re-acquired two more suspicious signals in an intensified search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight ...

Solomon Islands begin the big clean-up

Tourism plant largely unscathed Solomon Islands begin the big clean-up

Honiara, 09 April 2014 - The Solomon Islands Government Meteorological Service having sounded the all-clear and flood waters around Honiara having dissipated, the destination has gone into ...

Hilton New Zealand Queenstown Resort & Spa announces new General Manager

Hilton New Zealand Queenstown Resort & Spa announces new General Manager

After opening two hotels in Bangkok for Hilton, and after a four-year run in Southeast Asia, hotelier Christopher Ehmann is relocating to New Zealand’s South Island where he’ll take charge of ...

Tourism threatened by port fees

Tourism threatened by port fees

In New Zealand major Hawke's Bay tourism business has voiced concerns about increased berthing charges at Napier Port which it fears is discouraging cruise liners from visiting the region.

MH 370 lead not yet confirmed, but promising

MH 370 lead not yet confirmed, but promising

Flight MH370 search coordinator: Despite promising signal detections, “We haven’t found the aircraft yet; we need further confirmation." This is what Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston said in a ...

Savusavu Tourism Association ready to showcase Fiji Tourism Board meeting

Savusavu Tourism Association ready to showcase Fiji Tourism Board meeting

In Fiji, the Savusavu Tourism Association has welcomed the decision to have the Tourism Fiji Board meeting in Savusavu for the first time.

Boeing, Air New Zealand: First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing, Air New Zealand: First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing (NYSE: BA) today rolled out of the paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner to be delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, revealing the carrier's new-look livery.

Solomon Islands: State of emergency due to flooding

Solomon Islands: State of emergency due to flooding

What is described as the worst flooding in memory in the Solomon Islands has hit the capital Honiara, claimed several lives and forcing the evacuation of thousands.

South Pacific Tourism Exchange

South Pacific Tourism Exchange

South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) CEO, Ilisoni Vuidreketi today launched an exciting retail agent component of the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) 2014, taking place in Auckland, New ...

Qantas workers trying to drum up public support

Qantas workers trying to drum up public support

Qantas workers are planning a series of street marches that will block roads around the country as they fight against the airline's plans to cut 5000 jobs and send positions offshore.

Emergency signal in Southern Indian Ocean picked up by Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Emergency signal in Southern Indian Ocean picked up by Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Earlier today the Australian Rescue Coordination Centre detected a signal from an emergency distress beacon registered to a fishing vessel in the far southern Indian Ocean near Antarctica.

Aloft brand to make landmark debut in Australia

Aloft brand to make landmark debut in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia - Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced that its rapidly expanding Aloft Hotels brand will soon enter the Australian market for the first time.

Aloft by Starwood enters the Australian market

Aloft by Starwood enters the Australian market

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwidetoday announced that its rapidly expanding Aloft Hotels brand will soon enter the Australian market for the first time.

Improved tourism data collection vital to determining economic direction

Solomon Island Tourism leaders Improved tourism data collection vital to determining economic direction

The Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has echoed his South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) counterpart’s comments underlining the role data and statistics ...

Ritz-Carlton plans return to Australia with new agreement in Perth

Ritz-Carlton plans return to Australia with new agreement in Perth

HONG KONG - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC and Fast Consortium, a leading Asian residential apartment developer, have signed an agreement for the development of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, ...

Wyndham takes over Shoal Bay Resort in New South Wales, Australia

Wyndham takes over Shoal Bay Resort in New South Wales, Australia

Shoal Bay is the most eastern suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

Earth Hour with the launch of green conferencing solution

Earth Hour with the launch of green conferencing solution

n the eve of the world’s largest environmental awareness initiative – Earth Hour on 29 March – Mantra Mooloolaba Beach has launched a new ‘Eco Conference’ package which will have ...

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