New Zealand will contribute $4m to Vanuatu to support the recovery of the country’s tourism sector and support sustainability.
The past three years have led to a rising awareness of alternatives to pre-pandemic tourism models in South Pacific nations.
Air New Zealand is making changes to its Tahiti, Perth And Honolulu fare offerings, with the abolition of the seat and seat+bag options.
Fiji Airways is ramping up flights between Wellington and Nadi over the peak summer period.
The first Air New Zealand flight to Samoa will touch down at Apia tomorrow as the Pacific Island reopens its borders.
More than 47,000 people travelled to Fiji in May 2022, including 10,000 New Zealanders.
Jetstar is offering fares to Rarotonga from $149 one way as it prepares to resume direct flights from Auckland on 2 June.
Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a webinar with the Asian Development Bank in Manila about the future of tourism in the Pacific.
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Quarantine-free travel to the Cook Islands from New Zealand has resumed with bookings looking strong for January.
The first quarantine-free flights from Tonga in more than 20 months arrived at Auckland Airport last night.
Air New Zealand will restart quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands on 14 January 2022.
The city beats out such tourism heavyweights as Florence and Dublin to take the publication’s top spot.
Air New Zealand flights are set to increase from October school holidays due to high demand.
Air New Zealand passenger numbers rose 1157.5% in May 2021 to around 844,000 from the 67,000 reported for the same month last year.
Maritime NZ is sending five safety advisors to the Cook Islands to support a safety campaign that ensures tourist and charter vessels are ready ahead of the July school holidays.
Air NZ reports strong forward bookings for the school holidays.
Tourism in the Cook Islands accounts for 67% of GDP there, meaning that the entire economy rather than just one sector would likely feel the effects of the travel bubble.