Monthly Archives: July 2015

Air Lease Corporation places new Boeing 737-800 with Air Vanuatu

Air Lease Corporation places new Boeing 737-800 with Air Vanuatu

LOS ANGELES, CA – Air Lease Corporation announced a long term lease agreement with Air Vanuatu, an international airline based in Port Vila, Vanuatu, for one new Boeing 737-800. The aircraft is from ALC’s order book with Boeing and will deliver in January 2016. “ALC is very pleased to announce this strategic new 737-800 lease placement with Air Vanuatu, a new customer for ALC in the South Pacific region. We look forward to a long-term relationship with the airline as ... Read More »

Pacific tourism to nearly double to US$4 billion by 2019

By Thompson Marango, Nadi Fiji Tourism in the Pacific Island countries grew about 3.5 per cent per year between 2008 and 2012. The total value of Pacific tourism is forecast to nearly double to US$4 billion by 2019. The above statement is taken from a joint press statement issued by some of the major regional and international organization including European Union, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the School of Tourism and ... Read More »

More local contents on hotel plates, more income and employment

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am Thompson Marango, Nadi Fiji “More local content on plates and more local agrifood products on offer for visitors, tourists and the hotel industry means more income and employment opportunities for our farmers, suppliers, private sector and overall interest in the agricultural sector,” the Deputy Director of SPC’s Land Resources Division, Ken Cokanasiga, told participants of the first ever Pacific Community Agritourism Week in Nadi thi week. Mr Cokanasiga’s statement emphasized how connecting Agriculture ... Read More »

NZ announces Cyclone Pam tourism recovery package

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am The New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, has announced a $26 million package, aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam. “Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting the tourism sector back up and running is vital to Vanuatu’s long-term recovery from Cyclone Pam,” said McCully . “The funding announced today is split into two distinct ... Read More »

Linking Agriculture to Tourism

Linking Agriculture to Tourism

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am By Thompson Marango, Nadi, Fiji Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries, and Biosecurity (MALFFB), Director General Howard Aru during the Pacific Agriculture Policy Project Meeting in Nadi, Fiji, during the Pacific Community Agritourism Week Agriculture and Tourism are two of Vanuatu’s biggest sectors but the whole new concept of Agritourism is almost non-existent. While regional and international partner organisations are pushing forward the new concept, and encouraging Pacific Island Countries to adopt, Vanuatu’s ... Read More »

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