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Tsunami Warning for South Pacific Island Chain after 7.4 earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 15, 2019 23:30

A tsunami threat has been issued for Kermadec Islands.  Kermadec Islands, volcanic island group in the South Pacific Ocean, 600 mi (1,000 km) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand; they are ... Read More

Carnival Corporation: Panama Canal sailings

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:00

Carnival Corporation brands have 26 ships and over 70 voyages scheduled to sail tourists to the Panama Canal. Six of Carnival Corporation's global cruise line brands will sail partially or ... Read More

Fiji and Dominican Republic: Healthy American Tourists die in resort hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2019 01:26

Add Fiji to the list of now two countries where four healthy American visitors died within a week on mysterious and unexplained circumstances. Are the deaths of American Tourists in ... Read More

Air New Zealand to add Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 00:18

Boeing and Star Alliance member Air New Zealand today announced the airline plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model to its world-class fleet with a commitment to buy eight ... Read More

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:56

Many tourists visiting Hawaii from June 10-21 do not know, that the biggest arts and the cultureal festival is hosted in the U.S. State bringing all nations of the Pacific ... Read More

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:28

Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association ... Read More

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:40

As part of Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s ever-evolving efforts to ensure a healthier and greener earth, the team is proud to announce their involvement in the Young Pacific Leaders’ ... Read More

Princess Cruises And Fincantieri Sign Contracts For Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 19:30

Princess Cruises and Fincantieri announced today the signing of the final contracts for the construction of two next-generation 175,000-ton cruise ships, which will be the largest ships ever built so far ... Read More

Double Deadly Terror Attack in New Zealand: “There is blood everywhere”

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 03:08

"I'm still in shock at the news coming from Christchurch today. To any Muslims, both in New Zealand and around the world I am sorry. This sick psychopath does not ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019 03:48

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no better time than now to plan your summer beach escape. ... Read More

Air Vanuatu is counting on Airbus for fleet expansion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:10

Air Vanuatu, the national flag carrier of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, has signed a firm order with Airbus for four A220s (two A220-100s and two A220-300s). Air Vanuatu’s ... Read More

Holland America: O, The Oprah Magazine cruise raised $6M for cancer support

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 01:05

In recognition of World Cancer Day today, Holland America Line announced that during the recent O, The Oprah Magazine "Girls' Getaway" cruise aboard Nieuw Statendam Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, ... Read More

Tourism Solomons announces date for 2019 ‘Me Save Solo’ tourism exchange

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 18:10

Tourism Solomons has confirmed the second annual ‘Me Save Solo’ tourism exchange will take place in Honiara on 05 July 2019. Announcing the news, Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto ... Read More

Solomon Islands aims to attract 60,000 visitors annually by 2025

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 02:15

The Solomon Islands government is looking to the tourism sector to attract 60,000 visitors annually by 2025, in the process netting the country’s economy SBD1 billion. Addressing delegates attending the ... Read More

South Pacific Sustainable Tourism Network committed to safeguarding the region

editor editor- December 19, 2018 22:17

The South Pacific Sustainable Tourism Network is bringing together like-minded stakeholders from across the region, including individuals, businesses, government agencies, and experts. Read More

Perth Region Tourism Organization announces new chair

editor editor- December 18, 2018 02:57

Perth Region Tourism Organization Inc. (PRTO) today elected Meade to replace outgoing Chair Longley Read More

Sacred places: Many spiritual sites can be visited via cruise ship

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018 09:50

There are 100+ cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – worldwide sites of healing, guidance, and divine inspiration. The significance of these hallowed sites cannot be expressed in ... Read More

Giant expansion of United Airlines International Routes

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 12, 2018 10:52

United Airlines today announced its largest ever international network expansion from its hub at San Francisco International Airport. The airline will offer Bay Area customers nonstop year-round service to Read More

Guam shows strong presence at 2017 Mode Tour Travel Mart

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 28, 2017 02:03

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its tourism partners recently returned from promoting the island at the fourth annual Mode Tour Travel Mart held in COEX, Seoul from November 16 ... Read More

The history of the SMS Cormoran II

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2017 12:17

Tamuning, Guam – On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. Read More

Authentic Polynesia with three kings ruling a French territory on the Blue Continent

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2016 05:13

eTN this week attended FESTPAC hosted on the U.S. West Pacific island of Guam. It's a festival of cultures and people representing the beautiful Blue Continent, the Pacific Ocean. Read More

FESTPAC Opening: Guam becomes the center of the Blue Continent

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2016 19:41

The stadium was full. Thousands of spectators unable to get into the Guam stadium today watched the FESTPAC opening ceremony from giant screens outside the venue. Read More

Guam Tourism with FestPac puts the Blue Continent in the global spotlight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2016 06:31

The blue continent is in the spotlight of the world today, and the center is the American island of Guam. It's a cultural and tourism event only happening every 4 ... Read More

Santa Cruz Islands rocked by 3 quakes

editor editor- February 6, 2013 07:56

The US Geological Survey reported a strong 8.0-magnitude quake struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific today February 6, 2013 at 01:12:23 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Read More

Air Tahiti Nui flights more enjoyable with major fleet upgrade

editor editor- February 5, 2013 09:44

South Pacific carrier Air Tahiti Nui has announced a multi-million dollar overhaul of its aircraft including a new in-flight entertainment system and a complete redesign of cabins throughout its fleet Read More

After the waves

editor editor- April 6, 2011 07:14

LALOMANU BEACH, Samoa - One early morning less than two years ago, Sili Apelu had no clue that in a matter of hours his life would literally turn upside down. ... Read More

PATA submits Tourism Investment Vehicle study to EU’s Centre for Development of Enterprise

editor editor- February 22, 2011 03:20

BANGKOK, Thailand - The conclusion of the second and final stage of PATA’s South Pacific, Tourism Investment Vehicle initiative has now been completed and submitted to the European Union’s Centre Read More

Holland America ships to sail Hawaii and Tahiti explorations in 2011, 2012

editor editor- December 16, 2010 04:47

SEATTLE - In fall of 2011 and winter of 2012 two Holland America Line ships –– ms Westerdam and ms Rotterdam –– will sail three 30-day "Circle Hawaii, Tahiti and ... Read More

Tsunami plows into the Solomon Islands

editor editor- January 5, 2010 03:53

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A tsunami unleashed by a major earthquake plowed into the Solomon Islands on Monday with the crashing waters devastating at least one village. Read More

Mitzi Gaynor will return to Kauai for celebration of South Pacific

editor editor- September 4, 2009 06:15

LIHUE, KAUAI, HI - Mitzi Gaynor, Hollywood legend and the unforgettable star of the classic movie musical South Pacific, is returning to Kauai in October to take part in the ... Read More

Continental Airlines now flies from Honolulu and Guam to Nadi, Fiji

editor editor- August 7, 2009 04:36

Continental Airlines announced today new service from its Guam hub and Honolulu to Nadi, Fiji beginning December 18, 2009. Read More

Global recession forcing Pacific people into poverty

editor editor- August 6, 2009 08:53

In a report to the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum from the regional powers of Australia and New Zealand, it states that the global recession has cut economic growth and government ... Read More