Palau Data

That's the premise behind Coral Compass: Fighting Climate Change in Palau, the best (and shortest) of the virtual reality experiences on offer at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. This four-minute film takes viewers to the titular island nation to show how residents are protecting coral reefs from global ...
Palau has echoed calls for the United Nations to appoint a special representative on climate change. President Tommy Remengesau made the push ...
Though the biggest nations and polluters are abdicating responsibility regarding climate change, smaller coastal nations, which will be among the ...
Tourism
I take issue with the characterization of my country's ocean conservation efforts in that it doesn't recognize that Palau is protecting many different marine ... We are also requiring our visitors to take the Palau Pledge to act in an environmentally responsible way to ensure that our most important economic ...
KOROR (Pacific Note/Pacnews) — Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. has signed a measure that offers tax credits to foreign investors who aim to develop “high-end, high-value, low-impact tourism” in the island-nation. Under the new law, these foreign investors will be provided a tax credit of up to ...
KOROR (Pacific Note/Pacnews) — Palau bagged the top award as the Best Diving Area Overseas and was second place in the Best Dream Area Overseas category at the annual Marine Diving Fair in Japan on April 6-8. Palau Ambassador to Japan, Francis Matsutaro, and Palau Visitors Authority ...
KOROR, Palau – Palau took the top award of Best Diving Area Overseas and was placed second in the Best Dream Area Overseas category at the annual Marine Diving Fair in Japan held from April 6 to 8. Palau ambassador to Japan Francis Matsutaro and Palau Visitors Authority Managing Director ...
GVB should create an eco-campaign, supported by local businesses and agencies, to educate tourists about our resources and how to avoid damaging them. Guam should follow Palau's lead and require visitors to view a training video before they disembark from a plane or cruise ship. Palau also ...
The environment forms the basis of Palau's culture and economy, with much of the population reliant on natural resources, either for subsistence or insofar as they support tourism, the nation's largest income source. Because the environment is so important to its livelihoods, culture, economy, and global ...
He said they are also requiring their visitors to take the Palau Pledge to act in an environmentally responsible way to ensure that Palau's most important economic sector, tourism, will also be their most sustainable. On Saipan, a local college student interviewed by this writer said there should be more ...
HAGÅTÑA — Palau is preparing to reset its tourism, identifying the niche markets it seeks to tap to suit its projected new brand as a high-end destination. Under its five-year Tourism Strategic Plan, Palau is targeting eco-based, cultural, sports, and wedding and honeymoon markets. “In our current ...
And since late last year, more than 60,000 visitors have signed the Palau Pledge, devised by its children and stamped into passports, promising to “tread lightly, act kindly and explore mindfully”. In La Possession, on the French island of Reunion, a new eco-district has been designed as the city's centre, ...
Her organization is working with the Marshall Islands, Palau and Fiji, for instance, to see how global development goals apply to them and uniting ... And since late last year, more than 60,000 visitors have signed the Palau Pledge, devised by its children and stamped into passports, promising to “tread ...
Tourism is a lifeblood for countless communities and nations around the world, but it can also be a seemingly unstoppable destructive force. In the stunningly beautiful Micronesian nation of Palau, tourists have been responsible for a wide range of environmental problems, from polluting and damaging ...
CALVIA, Spain - Island governments around the world are no longer begging for help to tackle the many problems they face - from too many tourists to ... And since late last year, more than 60,000 visitors have signed the Palau Pledge, devised by its children and stamped into passports, promising to ...
This year, three agencies won D&AD Black Pencils, considered one the highest accolades in the creative industry. Host/Havas received a Black Pencil for its work for tourism client Palau, whose Palau Legacy Project requires visitors to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way ...
Remengesau said Palau is also trying to diversify its tourism market by looking for another airline from Japan. At the forum, the Micronesian leaders said the challenges of non-communicable diseases are among their priorities. “Our public health community experts will continue to push for educational ...
Remengesau said as part of the Compacts of Free Association signed by the U.S., Palau, the Marshalls Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, “we offered our lands for military purposes or joint use. Our sons and daughters have also joined the U.S. military, and there's a lot of cooperation that is ...
KOROR, Palau -- A decade ago, Palau's Rock Islands were a haven for travelers seeking solitude. The handful who made the trek would bond with nature in the lagoons and diving spots teeming with rare fish. Then Chinese tourists started visiting the limestone islets by the hundreds. "The experience ...
This year, the Palau government has started implementing a revamped ... Tatiana Perez, UOG tourism extension associate, has been assigned to ...
The Russian Federation, Europe and Palau also showed growth, but those areas contribute only slightly to Guam's tourism numbers, with a combined ...
TOKYO -- Palau will not bow to Chinese pressure to cut off Taiwan, ... Chinese tourism brought more than 88,000 visitors there a year at its peak.
China recently banned group tours from China visiting Palau, which was seen as a big blow to the country's tourism industry. Tourism is one of Palau's ...
According to media reports, China has stepped up pressure on Palau to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan and has reportedly banned group tours ...
With nearly 300,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors, Guam's delegation teamed up with Marianas Visitors Authority and the Palau Visitors Authority, ...
The President of Palau has reaffirmed his commitment to Taiwan despite China banning tourism to the Pacific island in the wake of failed coercion.
The Guam delegation teamed up with the Marianas Visitors Authority and the Palau Visitors Authority under a Micronesia Pavilion at the expo, the ...
Palau's economy is primarily driven by tourism, trade, subsistence agriculture, and fishing. Since Palau is a small island state, they are very vulnerable ...
DAVAO CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has pushed for a ... for medical tourism are US, Canada, Indonesia, Pacific Island Nations, Palau, ...
MVA joins Micronesian Pavilion at Taipei Tourism Expo 2018 ... 350 exhibitors, including the MVA, Guam Visitors Bureau, and Palau Visitors Authority.
The Pledge involves all visitors to Palau being asked to sign a personal promise to Palau's children, stamped in their passports at immigration to ...
A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both ...
Ms Bishop on Monday announced a $78,700 contribution towards the "Palau pledge" - efforts to encourage tourists and local businesses to be more ...
As part of the campaign, the Palau Pledge to the nation's children was created to encourage tourists and locals to be accountable for their actions ...
Visitors to Palau are encouraged to sign the pledge at immigration, promising to protect and preserve the nation's ecosystem for future generations.
CANNES, France—Palau Pledge, the ambitious project dedicated to ensuring environmental ... This is now how they think about sustainable tourism.
The Palau Pledge, a tourism campaign that doubled as an environmental preservation effort, emerged as the most celebrated winner with three Grand ...
The campaign was designed to build awareness of the environmental effect of mass tourism on the island, creating a pledge that visitors need to sign ...
The Palau Pledge encouraged tourists to be environmentally responsible when visiting the country, having their passports stamped with an agreement ...
Every inbound visitor to Palau is now required to watch an in-flight short film that tells the story of a clumsy, careless giant - "representative of mass ...
Lonely Planet describes it as “scenically magical.” The small Pacific island nation of Palau is an archipelago of about 200 islands, known for ...
Palau, the thirteenth smallest nation in the world with a population of less than 20,000 people, became the first country in the world to ask visitors to ...
The incredible story of how four women set up to stop the evil impact of tourism on Micronesian Island, Palau, and in the process, and in partnership ...
Awarded not one, but three Grand Prix at Cannes Lions – including the coveted Titanium title – The Palau Pledge is a world-first eco-tourism ...
In the South Pacific, Palau has surprisingly attracted more Japanese visitors to their shores in the last few years compared to Fiji. This was all due to ...
Just look how the island of Palau is managing the balancing act between tourism and sustainability with so much heart and creativity – how P&G ...
When four women set out to fight the negative impact tourism was having on the small Pacific Island nation of Palau, little did they know they were ...
At the time, Palau's President, Tommy Remengesau, promised the ban would help Palau diversify its tourism market and pose no economic threat.
... campaign which attempted to solve an environmental issue in the tiny Pacific Island nation of Palau, where tourists outnumber locals eight to one.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Palau's refusal to break ties with Taiwan, and Beijing's efforts to punish the country economically by stifling tourism has ...
Palau Pacific Airways said that China has labelled Palau an “illegal tour destination” and barred its citizens from visiting, leading to a 13 per cent ...
Palau Pacific Airways is the only local airline in Palau. ... By contrast, the average number of tourists visiting Palau from Japan and Taiwan totaled ...
Palau Pacific Airlines said sales plummeted since China began fining tour companies for planning trips to Taiwan allies Palau and the Vatican last ...
Taiwan's national airline has added two more weekly flights to Palau after China has listed the tiny nation as an 'illegal' destination for tourists, robbing ...
Reportedly, last November, Beijing banned tours to Palau and the Vatican, both of which recognize Taiwan, threatening hefty fines if companies did ...
In response the problem of dwindling tourism facing Palau, Taiwan is now stepping up to do what it can to assist the country. The Ministry of Foreign ...
Palau Pacific Airways said last week it would suspend China flights because of financial losses following Beijing's ban on tourist operators visiting ...
Sea Passion Group, the firm that operates Palau Pacific Airways (Koror) ... willing to market the islands or its resorts, Chinese tourism has cratered.
Count Palau as the latest victim of Chinese tourism diplomacy. The country is one of the remaining 18 countries that recognize the Republic of China ...
Palau Pacific Airlines says it has been forced to close because of China's attempts ... All the tour agencies in China having a Palau tour product will be ...
Islands in Palau designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site are seen in this undated photo courtesy of the Palauan government's Bureau of ...
The drop in visitor arrivals was the result of Beijing's ban on group tours to Palau imposed in November 2017 because of the Pacific-island nation's ...
The United States should work with Taiwan and Palau to resist Chinese influence in the region, an academic says. Last week a tourism operator in ...
Palau has witnessed a decrease in Chinese tourists in recent years. According to an annual review from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation, there ...
Last week a tourism operator in Palau told its congress it had stopped flights from China after Beijing imposed a ban on its tourism agencies visiting ...
The tiny republic of Palau is striving to become a global leader in ecotourism. In recent years, the government has made moves to ensure the country ...
KOROR (Skift News/Pacnews) — Palau may be tiny population of just over 21,000, but the Micronesian republic, made up of hundreds of islands, ...
KOROR, PALAU (AFP) - Palau's President has asked the United States and Japan to help its tourism industry after Beijing reportedly barred Chinese ...
Palauan President Tommy Remengesau has asked the US and Japan to help his nation's tourism industry after Beijing reportedly barred Chinese ...
Palau's president has asked the United States and Japan to help its tourism industry after Beijing reportedly barred Chinese citizens from visiting the ...
Palau's president has asked the U.S and Japan to help its tourism industry after Beijing reportedly barred Chinese citizens from visiting the tiny Pacific ...
With direct air links from key source markets such as Seoul and Taipei, the prospects for Palau's tourism industry – including the MICE sector – remain ...
The drop in visitor arrivals resulted from Beijing's ban on group tours to Palau, imposed in November last year because of the Pacific island nation ...
Taiwan's main airline China Airlines is adding two more weekly flights to Palau after a crackdown on Chinese tourism to the Pacific nation. Photo: AFP.
Taipei, July 31 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday said it is planning to send local tourism business and small and medium ...
... halting flights because of a decline in Chinese tourists after Palau was declared an “illegal tour destination” because of its diplomatic ties to Taiwan.
As Palau's tourism industry continues to suffer under Beijing's reported tourist group ban, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said it is in ...
A tourist photographs the sea in Palau in the Pacific OIcean . In a message for World Tourism Day Sept. 27, Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the ...
With direct air links from key source markets such as Seoul and Taipei, the prospects for Palau's tourism industry, including the MICE sector, remain ...
KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, ...
Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and closed travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an ...
(Repeats story first published on Sunday; no change to text). * Palau's tourism industry hit by China travel restrictions. * Chinese influence increasing ...
China's ban on its tour groups from visiting the tiny Pacific nation of Palau has taken a toll on the island, with empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and ...
Until last year, China accounted for one half of Palau's tourist business on which the nation depends for a substantial amount of its economy and ...
It's not the first time China has 'weaponised' tourism. ... The Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau are currently supported by ...
CLOSED restaurants. Empty hotel rooms. Idle tour buses. This is what happened when one nation upset China. Could a similar fate befall Australia?
Reports have emerged that tourism on the tiny Pacific island of Palau, one of Taiwan's allies, has been decimated after Beijing branded it an illegal ...
A record high of 162,000 tourists visited Palau in 2015 — double the number ... China appears to be holding Palau's tourism for ransom as the island ...
A record high of 162,000 tourists visited Palau in 2015 - double the number in 2005. And with tourism contributing more than 85 per cent of Palau's ...
The Pacific island nation of Palau has lost much of its tourism in the last year or so — hotels and tour boats are empty and travel agencies are closing ...
A ban on Chinese tourists to the tiny Pacific nation of Palau has left hotels empty, an airline in limbo, and shown the power China has over its ...
Palau's tourism industry has been in the news lately. Palau has long been a haven for divers and nature lovers. As a group, divers and nature lovers ...
The party applied again last month, citing losses from a reduced number of Chinese tourists to Palau, but the committee again rejected the request.
Palau's Tourism Bureau says local businesses are suffering greatly in the wake of China's ban on tourist operators, as the country struggles to realign ...
New powers will allow Palau's government to revoke tourism operators licenses for breaching a set of laws being introduced to improve environmental ...
A proposed tourism education bill in Palau will improve environmental protections and crackdown on non-compliant tour operators. The laws will ...
Chinese tourists can now come to the Northern Marianas without visas and are the ... By 2015, over half of Palau's visitors were from mainland China.
Archipelago is refusing to switch diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, despite a huge downturn in its tourism industry. by Kate Lyons in Koror.
Visitors must follow Palau's sustainable tourism checklist, which includes action items such as “Do not collect marine life souvenirs.” and “Do not litter.
HILO, Hawaii - The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry ...
Slower than anticipated recovery in visitor arrivals in Palau, an economy driven by tourism has pushed down the 2018 growth forecast to 1.0% from ...
With a population similar to that of a Hong Kong housing estate, Palau is punching above its weight in a spat with China. Tourism accounted for almost ...
Palau is working so hard to stay afloat in spite of its spat with China, per the South China Morning Post. The country's tourism was thriving until China ...
Meanwhile, the Palau government said it wants to push for “high quality, low volume tourism” amid concerns of the island's overcrowding and pollution ...
Since last year, the number of Chinese tourists to Palau has shown a sharp drop, even forcing an airline out of business, as Beijing was angry over the ...
Russia signals cooperation with Palau ... Russian President Vladimir Putin says there are good opportunities to cooperate with Palau in tourism.
Palau's president says the country's tourism revenue is up despite a 16 percent drop in arrivals from China. The arrivals plummeted after Beijing told ...
The new law is part of the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy Framework that stipulates visitors and residents alike have a responsibility “to become ...
He said Palau's dive sites typically hosted about four boats an hour packed with tourists, leading to concerns a build-up of chemicals could see the ...
The Pacific Ocean archipelago of Palau is to ban "reef-toxic sunscreens" under the Responsible Tourism Education Act of 2018, signed into law by ...
Palau's President has signed off new laws to improve environmental protections ... Palau's government also has been given powers to revoke tourism ...
Palau, east of the Philippines, has already banned chemical sunscreens from Jellyfish Lake, one the country's most famous tourist attractions.
Tourists who bring banned sunscreens to Palau after that date could have them confiscated, while retailers selling the products will face a fine of up to ...
Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs ... site are seen in this undated photo courtesy of the Palauan government's Bureau of Tourism.
Palau to ban sunscreen to save coral reef .... Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists who carry them into the country, and merchants ...
The Pacific archipelago of Palau has become the first nation to ban sunscreens ... The report recommended that visitors immediately switch to "more ...
Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists who carry them into the country, and merchants selling the banned products will be fined up to ...
Any tourist found traveling to Palau will have the products confiscated, and shops will be banned from selling them or face fines up to $1,000 per ...
Island nation of Palau to enforce a ban on reef-toxic sunscreens ... world, an accolade that is responsible for boosting the country's tourism industry.
Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists who carry them into the ... Palau's ban comes after Hawaii in July banned the sale of sunscreen ...
As of last year, all visitors are required to sign a "Palau Pledge" stamped into their passports saying they will protect the environment, The Guardian ...
Palau becomes 1st country to ban sunscreens toxic to coral reef ... Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists who carry them into the country ...
Palau, an archipelago found in the Pacific, will become the first country to ban the use of sunscreens that have been deemed harmful to coral reefs ...
The Republic of Palau signed The Responsible Tourism Education Act of 2018 into law Wednesday, making the tiny island nation the first country in ...
Palau's President also announced that all such creams seizures, when they are brought by foreign tourists into the country. Remengesau urged to ...
The main issue stems around Palau's dive sites, which can see four boats an hour taking tourists to see the reef. "On any given day that equates to ...
President Tommy Remengesau Jr. signed The Responsible Tourism Education Act of 2018 on Oct. 25, which would ban the sunscreens in Palau ...
Palau has a population of 22,000 and its economy depends in a large part on tourism that is aided by its pristine marine environment and barrier reefs.
In 2017, Palau launched the Palau Pledge according to which all visitors before entering the country are required to sign a pledge to the children of ...
Palau can strengthen its growth potential through a comprehensive tourism strategy focused on high value and environmental sustainability and the ...
Economic growth in Palau declined by 3.7 percent in FY2017 because of a continuing downturn in tourism and subdued construction activities. Growth ...
Palau is home to 21,000 people and has an economy that relies on tourism and fishing. It has a compact of free association with the United States.
Palau's Responsible Tourism Education Act of 2018, which takes effect in 2020, prohibits use of environmental pollutants that threaten juvenile stages ...
The Pacific archipelago of Palau is regarded as one of the best diving ... with the rising mercury, that bodes bad news for both biodiversity and tourism.
Legislative findings in Palau showed significant sunscreen chemical contamination of the country's aquatic environments, including the tourist spot ...
The International Monetary Fund says a drop in Palau's economic growth this year is in part due to the falling number of visitors. Visitor numbers fell ...
For the Republic of Palau itself, tourism accounts for 42.3% of GDP, meaning the island has been feeling the pressure. Palau has long been an ally of ...
The steep decline is a result of Beijing's ban on group tours to Palau imposed in November 2017 because of the Pacific island nation's diplomatic ...
Visiting Palauan President Tommy Remengesau yesterday expressed the hope that Taiwan and Palau could promote joint tourism packages ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President of Palau Tommy Remengesau Jr. ... In November 2017, the China National Tourism Administration ordered ...
According to Palau's Bureau of Immigration, visitor arrivals from China this year dropped by over 36 percent from 2016 as a result of Beijing's ban on ...
Other organizations are getting creative with how they promote responsible tourism. Last year, the Palau Legacy Project earned two Grand Prix Lions ...
For passengers from the Davao side, Mr. Milan said tourism to Manado and onwards to other destinations such as Bali and Palau could be developed.
Chinese tourists have developed a fondness for Palau in recent times. In 2010, 956 Chinese tourists arrived on the archipelago. Three years later, that ...
The President of Palau Tommy Remengesau Jr. Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta. Palau's president says the country's tourism revenue is up despite a 16 ...
Governments across the globe are taking action about the damaging impacts of 'over-tourism'. Last year, the Pacific island of Palau introduced a law ...
The list is based on the sales of various island tourism products and users' ... Rounding out the top five destinations were Palau, Fiji, Tahiti, and Guam. ... the tourism interest in South Pacific islands also grew rapidly in China. China ...
Being so small, Palau has to depend on its large neighbors for the tourists and foreign investment they provide. But visitors arriving by the tens of ...