Cruise ship visit acknowledged

People of Marovo Lagoon in Western Province have acknowledged Destination Solomon in organising a cruise ship that made a brief stopover in Marovo on Tuesday. Choda Vevo of Telina village, told the Solomon Star on Tuesday, people in Marovo were thankful for the visit by Silver Discoverer. “We were very happy to have a cruise…

Kira Kira airport reopens

Flights into Kira Kira airport, Makira/Ulawa Province, has reopened as of Tuesday after a brief closure of the airport on Monday. This was over a land dispute by the landowners. As a result no services occurred on Monday. Reports from Kira Kira said it was a minor problem between the landowners and one person decided…

Arupa airport to open on December

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister ,Peter O’Neill,  will open the Arupa international airport in Bougainville in December. Regional events and protocol officer of Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), Joe Maineke confirmed this to the Solomon Star last Friday at Madang airport. He said the establishment of the airport will boost the tourism industry in Bougainville…

New PNG TV station set for launch

POST COURIER: Papua New Guinea’s first national channel PNG TV is on the verge of being launched following the successful completion of training for five pioneering local specialists. These five uniquely skilled individuals will be joined by another 30 who will be recruited this week to begin training for the roll out of the new…

New style gambling proposed for Vanuatu

RNZI: Reports from Vanuatu say an entertainment company with interests in China is to offer a new style of gambling to Vanuatu. The Daily Post Newspaper reports Amax International Holdings plans to offer live-dealer online gambling to high-rollers in the country.  Amax is an investment holding company engaged in gambling and entertainment related businesses in…

Re-discover the South Pacific at ITB Asia

SPTO:  Tourism stakeholders in major tourism source markets from around the world will meet in Singapore to showcase tourism products at the ITB Asia tourism trade show next week. The event which takes place from October 29-31 at the exquisite Marina Bay Sands will convene tourism promotion bodies, tourism operators, agents and airlines that will…

UK roadshow to showcase Pacific

SPTO: The South Pacific as a travel destination will be under the spotlight again, this time in the United Kingdom with five Pacific national tourism representatives travelling to four densely populated British cities. The South Pacific Tourism Organisation, funded by the European Union’sPacific Regional Tourism Capacity Building Project, will be taking representatives from Fiji, Papua…