Thursday, August 13, 2020

Resort Trends

Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Whilst tourist figures are increasing, former Seychellois president and tourism ambassador Sir James Mancham believes there’s still a long way to go to.

Whilst Seychelles, La Réunion, Mauritius and the Maldives have been successfully engaged in tourism development over the last 25 years, developments have remained relatively stagnant in the rest of the …Read More: Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Development

Indonesia: Government Plans to Return Private Islands to State Hands

The Indonesian Government has announced plans to carry out a detailed inventory into the country’s islands in a crackdown on illegal island ownership.

Indonesia has around 13,000 islands – of which 6,000 are thought to be used as private and commercial resorts Yet many of these islands are thought to be illegally occupied – …Read More: Indonesia: Government Plans to Return Private Islands to State Hands

Environment

The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

Part three of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

The Physiography of the Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds and the mountain chains located directly to their south form …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

Environment

The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

Part two of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

Pacific Plate / Australian Plate

Due amount of volcanic activity in this region, one would perhaps expect New Zealand’s North Island (which comprises – to …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

Environment

The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

Part one of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

The Geology of New Zealand – An Overview

Pacific Plates Overview

The illustration featured to the left shows a contemporary tectonic outline of New Zealand …Read More: The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Win A Trip to Sir Richard Branson’s Exclusive Private Island Retreat

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Great news for our German readers – you could win a trip to Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive private island retreat in order to take part in the final round of the Extreme Tech Challenge.

A new start-up festival located in the German city of Munich is offering participants a unique opportunity to win a …Read More: Caribbean: Win A Trip to Sir Richard Branson’s Exclusive Private Island Retreat

Breaking Island News

Micronesia: Australian Man Wins Private Island Resort in $49 Dollar Raffle

Kosrae Nautilus Resort

A lucky Australian man was announced as the new owner of a profitable private island resort on Tuesday evening after securing the winning ticket in the world’s most-talked about prize draw.

A lucky Australian man enjoyed the surprise of his life on Wednesday morning after finding out that he’d won a Pacific private island …Read More: Micronesia: Australian Man Wins Private Island Resort in $49 Dollar Raffle

Environment

Caribbean: The Private Island Where Endangered Hawksbill Turtles Thrive

Jumby Bay, Antigua - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The private island lifestyle certainly seems to be going down well with Antigua’s hawksbill turtles. The endangered breed is thriving due to a research program funded by private island owners.

A luxury private island in the Caribbean is making a large impact on marine life conservation community – all through generous donations from the …Read More: Caribbean: The Private Island Where Endangered Hawksbill Turtles Thrive