Category: Oceania

Travellers’ expenditures in Hawaii increases to $1.3B

According to reports released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority(HTA), visitor spending in Hawaii increased by 4.5% in November to $1.29 billion while year-to-date spending rose 6.6% to $15.2 billion. George Szigeti, President and CEO, HTA, stated,” With December being historically a peak month for travel to Hawaii, the state’s tourism industry is poised to surpass […]

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Fiji Airways partners with Travelport for mobile application

Travelport, a travel commerce platform, recently signed an agreement with Fiji Airways which will enable Travelport to provide the airline with a mobile application powered by its new product- Travelport Fusion. With this mobile application, Travelport Fusion aims to keep the airlines updated with the rapid changes taking place in the technology. The new mobile […]

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Australia tackles worldwide Angling market with nationwide Fishing Program

A suite of promotional materials – including a video, itineraries, articles and stunning imagery – has been published by Tourism Australia to promote the Great Fishing Adventures of Australia collective to keen anglers around the world. The group of independently owned fishing tourism operators in some of Australia’s most naturally spectacular and pristine environments is […]

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New self-drive module added to Aussie Specialists

Tourism Australia has released a new special interest training module, Self-Drive Australia, on the Aussie Specialist Program to educate travel sellers on inspiring journeys around the country as well as rules and regulations for safe driving. The online training module is available in English with a range of supporting factsheets for each state and territory […]

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New Zealand reports record inbound arrivals

According to its recently released Annual Report for 2016/17, New Zealand saw total visitor arrival numbers increase by 10% to 3.6 million last year, and holiday arrivals increase by 12% to 1.9 million. This places the destination ahead of global tourism trends, which shows that international visitor arrivals grew by 3.9% for the 2016 calendar […]

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New marina marks new start for Kaikoura New Zealand

The tourism operators in Kaikoura, a coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand, are celebrating the opening of their new Kaikoura Marina, a year to the day when a massive earthquake rocked their town. For wildlife tourism specialists, Whale Watch Kaikoura and Encounter Kaikoura, the multi-million-dollar marina provides improved facilities and a return […]

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AVANI Hotels & Resorts debuts in New Zealand

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is all set to debut in New Zealand with AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences. Located on Kitchener Street, the property seamlessly connects guests with Auckland’s best attractions and experiences, and the city’s vibrant dining, nightlife and entertainment hubs. The striking 39-story tower has enjoyed a […]

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‘Great Australian Airfare Sale’ taps on Indian tourists

Tourism Australia in partnership with eight leading airlines unveiled the third version of ‘The Great Australian Airfare Sale’ to entice Indian travellers the best airfare deals. This campaign aims to promote and encourage more Indian arrivals to Australia. The Great Australian Airfare Sale will run for a three-week period between November 1 to November 21. […]

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Guam strategises Tourism 2020 agenda

According to recent data, Guam has recorded the highest number of arrivals for the year 2017 which has encouraged the tourism department of Guam’s vision to expand its reach as per their new ‘Tourism 2020’ strategic agenda.   The Guam Visitors Bureau is in the process of executing its Tourism 2020’s visitor arrival projections, which […]

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Fiji to be the new medical hub for Pacific Islands

Fiji has now become an ideal interest of the Pacific Island for medical treatment provided by the specialists coming from India. The countries have been in contact with Sahyadri Specialty Pacific Hospital (SSPHL) Fiji that brings in Indian specialists for open heart surgeries, neurosurgeries and spinal, and orthopaedic surgeries. SSPHL is registered in Fiji and […]

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