Tourism (MCTL)

The Tonga Tourism Authority, their branding is Tourism Tonga who market Tonga and manage the Visitor Information Centre on Vuna Road. Phone: +676 25334, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , website: www.tongaholiday.com

Government's commitment to streamlining the public service and undertaking its Reform Program to achieve a more effective, efficient and affordable services for the public continues with strong momentum. To this end, Cabinet revised the new Government Structure to 14 Ministries, as set out below (the slight revision from the prior approved 13 Ministries was the Ministry of Revenue Services as a standalone Ministry), effective from 1 May 2012, and in line with restructuring.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:

Hon. Dr. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa - Acting Minister for Tourism

Dr. Palenitina Langa'oi - Acting Chief Executive Officer for Tourism


CONTACT DETAILS:

Head Office - TONGATAPU

Address: Latai Estate Cnr Tupoulahi Rd and Salote Rd, Fasi-moe-Afi, Nuku'alofa (Opposite Australia High Com), P.O.Box 110.
Phone: +676 23688 / +676 28760 / +676 23879 / +676 27302
Fax: +676 23887
Website:
www.mctl.gov.to
Email:
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Ha'apai Office

Postal address: P.O Box 60, Pangai, Ha'apai
Phone & Fax: +676 60733

Vava'u Office

Postal address: Fatafehi Rd, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Phone: +676 70115
Fax: +676 70666

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Positive Response to Tonga Tourism Summits

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08 February, 2011. Following the Ministry of Tourism Travel Industry Summit meetings held late last week in Auckland and Sydney, Ministry CEO Sakopo Lolohea reports a very positive response from the influential airlines and wholesalers who attended and who sell holidays to Tonga.

00 01_sakopo lolohea.jpgMr Lolohea said the purpose of the Summits was to update those who sell Tonga and to provide information on future plans including the Tonga Tourism Support programme funded by NZAID, to discuss ways to gain higher profile for Tonga, to gain higher levels of sales and more visitors from the key markets of New Zealand and Australia.

‘We outlined our strategic direction, the latest market research findings on the Tongan holiday experience, our marketing programmes and new ways we can support those who create and sell holidays to Tonga. We then asked for their feedback; what they thought of Tonga as a destination, customer feedback they had received and where we could improve' said Sakopo Lolohea.

‘While the feedback gave us a clear message that there are areas where we need to improve both our profile and the quality of tourism experiences in Tonga, it's fair to say we had an extremely positive response about the growth potential Tonga has, and the new programmes we are rolling out.

We gave a clear message that tourism in Tonga is on the rise and we will generate much higher interest amongst travel consumers in the future. The travel trade in these key markets see that as a very positive move and clearly indicated they want to work with us more closely to sell holidays to Tonga', Mr Lolohea said.

Mr Lolohea said the Ministry of Tourism and private sector industry reps from Tonga had also met with key leaders in the Tongan Community in Sydney, to update them on the new programmes and to stress the importance of the VFR market. ‘Again we had an extremely positive response to our plans'.

‘The Tourism Summits were a key part of our current planning, the feedback gained was invaluable and our travel trade partnerships as well as our links to the Tongan communities in these markets have been much strengthened as a result', he said.

For more information contact:

Sandra Fifita
Marketing Manager
Ministry of Tourism
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Paul Davis
Tourism Advisor
Ministry of Tourism
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 May 2011 02:35 )
 
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