Fiji Sun – 18th April, 2019
One of Fiji’s leading hotel chains, the Tanoa Group, will be able to supply most of its fruits and vegetables to all of its six hotels by the end of this year.
This was confirmed by the Tanoa Group’s general manager, Narend Kumar, yesterday. Read more…
Blue Swan Daily – 17th April, 2019
Air New Zealand has opened reservations for its Auckland–Seoul route which will resume in Nov-2019. It will operate three weekly flights on the route from 23-Nov-2019, increasing to five times weekly during the peak holiday period from late December to mid-February. It has been over 20 years since it last served the route having suspended its previous link back in the first quarter of 1998.
The airline revealed its plans to return to Seoul in late Mar-2019, influenced by growing travel demand between South Korea and New Zealand, but has been awaiting slot confirmation and regulatory approval prior to opening reservations. It is offering one-way economy fares from NZD649 and from NZD1486 in premium economy and NZD2436 in the premium business cabin. Read more…
Blue Swan Daily – 17th April, 2019
China Eastern Airlines and Qantas expanded their codeshare partnership in summer 2019, effective 31-Mar-2019, covering additional domestic routes in Australia and China (Routes Online, 16-Apr-2019).
Additional routes operated by Qantas include from Brisbane to Adelaide, Auckland, Canberra, Christchurch, Mackay, Newcastle and Townsville, Melbourne-Perth, and from Sydney to Hobart, Queenstown and Sunshine Coast.
Additional routes operated by China Eastern includes from Shanghai Pudong to Ningbo, Tianjin and Urumqi.
Blue Swan Daily – 17th April, 2019.
Tourism Research Australia: Youth visitors account for 45% of visitor spend
Tourism Research Australia released (09-Apr-2019) its 2017/18 state of the industry youth visitation statistics. Key highlights include:
- Youth markets aged 15 to 29 accounted for 45% of international spend;
- 19% of youths travelled on a low cost carrier, compared to an 11% average of other age groups;
- 4% of youths utilised hotel accommodation, compared to 18% of other age groups; Read more…
Fiji Sun – 17th April, 2019
Tourism Fiji is pleased to receive continued support from Westpac Banking Corporation for its annual Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) 2019, held May 22-24 at Denarau.
The annual three-day expo is an opportunity for international buyers and travel trade media to meet and do business with tourism industry exhibitors from across Fiji.
Westpac Fiji’s chief executive Kip Hanna said: “We know the positive impact success in the global tourism market has had right across the Fijian economy; benefiting businesses large and small and supporting many families and communities. Read more..
Fiji Sun – 16th April, 2019
Fiji’s newest airport hangar, belonging to Kokomo Private Island Fiji will be one of only three of a kind currently under construction around the world. The hangar, situated on London Road near the Fiji Airports Limited Compound in Nadi, will be completed and ready for opening at the end of this month. Read more…
Radio New Zealand – 15th April, 2019
Vanuatu and New Caledonia have signed a new air services agreement which will allow increased travel opportunities between the two countries.
The deal was signed by Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai and New Caledonia’s president Philippe Germain in Port Vila on Friday.
Air Vanuatu’s chief executive Derek Nice said it would allow the airline to increase flights and the size of aircraft used. Read more..
The Blue Swan Daily – 15 April, 2019.
Statistics New Zealand reported (12-Apr-2019) visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Feb-2019. Details include:
- Visitor arrivals: 417,934, -1.3% year-on-year;
Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission – Press Release 12.04.2019
The prices of Unleaded Petrol, Premix, Kerosene, Diesel and LPG products have been reviewed
and the new prices have been determined by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission
The new Fuel and LPG prices come into effect from Monday 15 April 2019 and are as follows: