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The Company initiative that commenced in late January continues to be well received into February. Visits during the month included President Rev. Dr. Lifau Saulala of the Siasi Tokaikolo Church; Hon. Losaline Ma’asi, Minister of Agriculture; Hon. Semisi Kioa Lafu Sika, Minister for Infrastructure, Tourism and Deputy Prime Minister; Dr. Tui ‘Uata, Honourable Minister for Commerce, Trade, Innovation and Labour and Dr.Raylene ‘Esau, Deputy CEO for the Ministry of Education which has the largest group consisting of respective directors and heads of various departments, that received the visiting Palu Group members. In a summary, the combined responses to Palu Aviation Group express support and appreciation.
The need to centralize travel coordination to a central location is an item that is worth investing in. With REALtonga as the sole provider for domestic air transportation, requests for improvements in certain service areas were aired with positive encouraging suggestions from our party supporting better collaboration.
On the agricultural scene the exporting of water melon to Samoa, an avenue of sharing Tonga’s produce to neighboring pacific islands was appreciated and well supported. There are other marketable produces as in the Niua ‘mats’ that can also be promoted and marketed abroad through the service of REALtonga. In business venture, offers for new cargo services and a joint operation for another international station, apart from New Zealand are avenues for growth, widening our scope of operation.
Further visits are being planned, avenue of bridging the gap between the organization with our various key operations and those we serve. Great appreciation to the team; Siaosi Palu of Palu Development; ‘Amanaki Likiliki and Sitiveni Manoa Tupou of Palu Cargo, Sesilina Palu of Palu Trade, Mele Manuofetoa of REALtonga.
Tongatapu, known as the ‘Sacred South’, is the main island of Tonga and the launch pad for exploring many of the other islands that surround the Kingdom. Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tongaputa, and the hub for international arrivals, is located on the north coast, and is filled with long stretches of white beaches, charming cafes, and ancient churches. You may even see a few pigs roaming around if you’re lucky.
Hilly and covered in lush rainforest, ‘Eua’s combination of breathtaking beauty and rugged, idiosyncratic landscapes is the perfect destination for travelers. A concise seven-minute flight links Tongatapu to the island of ‘Eua on its southeastern tip, world’s shortest commercial airline flight.
If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path experiences, then look no further then Ha’apai, a central island group consisting of 62 islands. Isolated, uninhabited and undiscovered, this tropical paradise is filled with shallow lagoons, deserted beaches, vibrant reefs, giant volcanoes and breaching whales. Travellers can fill in their day with endless activities such as hiking, snorkelling, kayaking or even horseriding along the white sandy beaches.
Truly unspoiled, this remote group of islands are dotted along the Kingdom of Tonga, and offer year-round climate suitable for snorkelling, swimming, sailing and diving. Surrounded by crystal clear water, these 61 islands offer an abundance of activities in and out of the water. For those sailing around the South Pacific, Neiafu, is a popular spot to dock your yacht, allowing you to explore more of Vava’u Islands natural beauty.
Niuatoputao is a flat coral island situated furthest north within the Kingdom of Tonga. Located between Vava’u and Samoa, this ‘sacred island’ is mostly remote and underdeveloped with a noticeably warmer temperature than the other parts of the Kingdom, especially in the southern end.
Niufo’ou, located about 100km west of Niuatoputapu, is one of the world’s most remote islands. From a birds-eye view, this volcanic rimmed island could be compared to a floating donut. The coastline is rocky and steep, with few black sandy beaches. Niuafo’ou, together with Tafahi & Niuatoputapu island are referred to as the Niuas.