The operators of Tonga’s inter-island ferry, MV Otuanga’ofa, are considering cruises and freight delivery to supplement its income and make use of downtime.
The vessel, supplied by Japan, and which came into service at the end of 2010, was the permanent replacement for the Princess Ashika, which sank in 2009 claiming 74 lives.
via Tonga ferry may offer cruises and overseas freight delivery.
Tourism industry stakeholders in Tonga are currently benefitting through training and technical assistance provided by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation under the Pacific Regional Tourism Capacity Building Programme (PRTCBP), a project funded by the European Union.
This capacity building activity is to enhance the marketing skills of the tourism industry including support with the latest campaign: “Tonga: the True South Pacific”, which ends in June.
via Capacity Building For Tonga Tourism – Destination News – etravelblackboard.com.
Using the tagline “the True South Pacific”, the campaign has been designed to highlight the unique aspects of Tonga and the wide range of holiday options available across the 176 islands that make up the Kingdom. Running through May and June, the campaign will raise awareness and offer holiday options to Kiwis and Aussies just as they make decisions about their winter South Pacific holidays.
via Lord Prime Minister Promotes Tonga’s New Tourism Marketing Campaign.
Tourism has demonstrated potential to lead the country’s economic recovery and long term growth with tourism receipts increasing from TOP49.6million in 2008 to TOP68.6 million in 2012.
via Tonga Tourism Authority Board of Directors.