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Pacific Islands

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Pacific Islands in the News

Postby planeta » Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:38 am

For those keeping track of the Pacific Islands in the news, check out

Google News
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=Pacific+Islands

Yahoo News Photos
http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/new ... ews_photos

REFERENCE

Planeta Headlines
http://www.planeta.com/headlines.html
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Postby planeta » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:50 pm

Flickr is an online gallery featured in our essay on citizen journalism
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/period/cj.html

Here are a few examples of photos "tagged" with places in the Pacific Islands. You can adapt the following for any state, national park or city.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Pacific+Islands
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Fiji
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Samoa
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Tahiti
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Update

Postby planeta » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:56 pm

Updating our guide to the Pacific Islands
http://www.planeta.com/pacific.html
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Fiji

Postby planeta » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:13 am

For Fiji Water, a Big List of Green Goals
By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH
Published: November 7, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/business/07fiji.html

Fiji Water, with annual sales of about $150 million, is but a drop in the bucket of the $15 billion domestic bottled-water industry. But little Fiji could make a big splash on the sustainability front ... Such moves are not winning over all environmentalists, though.

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new topic

Postby planeta » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:15 pm

New topic

South Pacific Travel: Conversation with David Stanley
viewtopic.php?t=1131

Q&A
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/weavin ... anley.html
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Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Postby planeta » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:35 pm

Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
http://www.sprep.org

SPREP is a regional organisation established by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region to look after its environment. It has grown from a small programme attached to the South Pacific Commission (SPC) in the 1980s into the Pacific region
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Ecotourism Oceania

Postby planeta » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:04 pm

Ecotourism Oceania
http://www.flickr.com/groups/ecotourismoceania

This Flickr photography group features pictures of environmental conservation, outdoor recreation and ecotourism in Oceania.
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Samoa

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Vanuatu

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Update

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Moon Tahiti from Avalon Travel

Postby pacifico » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:35 pm

Avalon Travel Publishing has launched the 7th edition of Moon Tahiti by David Stanley. Since 1989, Moon Tahiti has been the leading travel guidebook to French Polynesia and this new edition incorporates the latest restaurant, resort, and transportation news. Stanley has been covering the South Pacific for over three decades and he knows the region better than any other travel writer.

Packed into Moon Tahiti’s 353 indexed pages are 53 maps and 122 photos. The maps are clearly labeled without the confusing legends and keys which make other guidebooks hard to use. There are five maps of Tahiti, four of Moorea, and eight of the Leeward Islands.

The 24-page color section at the front of the book has been expanded with four suggested itineraries and three travel strategies. The six travel chapters offer detailed advice on sightseeing, accommodations, food, transportation, and facilities with exact prices are quoted. Must See and Top Pick codes help readers choose what to see and do. Moon Tahiti’s 106 pages of reference material are tucked unobtrusively into the back of the book. The Background chapter introduces French Polynesia while Essentials covers getting there and around.

Moon Tahiti has been designed to compliment other media and internet addresses and emails are provided whenever possible. There is much information not found on commercial websites or in the free brochures. David Stanley researches his books incognito and eschews the "hospitality" many other travel writers enjoy and the listings are thorough and critical. When one considers the high cost of a Tahitian vacation, the price of this guidebook is quite low and the savvy traveler will order a copy.

About Moon Tahiti
The 7th edition of Moon Tahiti (ISBN 1598807382 or 978-1598807387) was published by Avalon Travel Publishing of Berkeley, California. Priced at US$19.95, the book is distributed worldwide by The Perseus Books Group. To order online, visit http://www.southpacific.org/tahiti.html
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Ninth Edition of Moon Fiji

Postby pacifico » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:30 pm

Avalon Travel Publishing has launched the 9th edition of Moon Fiji, the original travel guide to the 322-island Fiji archipelago. Since 1985, Moon Fiji has been the leading travel guidebook to Fiji. Author David Stanley has been writing about the South Pacific since 1979, and over the years tens of thousands of Pacific travelers have used his guides to Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa, Micronesia, and the South Pacific.

Moon Fiji’s 419 pages are packed with photos and maps. Unlike the maps in other guidebooks, the 53 maps in Moon Fiji are clearly labeled without confusing numbered keys. To allow for detail, there are three street maps of Fiji's capital Suva and two of the gateway city Nadi. Most of the 170 photos are new to this edition and many of them are in color.

The 24-page color section at the front of the book has been expanded with a pair of 10-day suggested itineraries and four travel strategies. Summaries of sports and recreation, beaches, natural attractions, and culture will help you plan your trip. Moon Fiji’s 122 pages of reference material are tucked unobtrusively into the back of the book. The Background chapter provides an in-depth introduction to Fiji, while Essentials has everything you’ll need to know about transportation and practicalities. Tips for Travelers caters to those with special needs.

The nine travel chapters offer specific advice on sightseeing, lodging, food, transport, and facilities throughout Fiji with exact prices are quoted. Tiny Must See and Top Pick symbols help readers choose among the many things to see and do. David Stanley researches his books incognito and eschews the "hospitality" many other travel writers enjoy and the listings are thorough and critical. Moon Fiji has been designed to compliment other media, and internet addresses and emails are provided whenever possible. There is much information not found on commercial websites or in the free brochures.

Rob Kay of FijiGuide.com had this to say about Moon Fiji: "Stanley excels at getting accurate information on hotels, inexpensive restaurants, and tourist sites. However there is another reason why his guide is valuable. Stanley does not simply list the properties in alphabetical order and expect the reader to determine what's best. Based on personal visits and feedback from visitors, he will actually offer you an opinion and the straight facts."

About Moon Fiji
The 9th edition of Moon Fiji (ISBN 1598807374 or 978-1598807370) was published by Avalon Travel Publishing of Berkeley, California, in January, 2011. Priced at US$19.95, this book is distributed worldwide by The Perseus Books Group. To order online, visit http://www.southpacific.org/fiji.html
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