Sustainable tourism – a tool for development

Happy World Tourism Day! This year’s theme, “Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development” (while a little wordy) is very close to our heart. Talanoa Treks is founded on the belief that tourism can play a part in supporting sustainable community development… if done in the right way. In 2013,...

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Remembering Big Bill

Marita shares some of her memories of Viliame Katalolo, son of the late Tui Navatusila and an elder from Nubutautau, who passed away in July 2017. ‘My name is Viliame Katololo…..but you can call me Big Bill’. Participating in your first sevusevu ceremony, not understanding much of what is being...

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Track-building in Nabalesere

The Savulelele waterfall is one of our favourite places in all of Fiji. A short walk from Nabalesere village in Ra, the waterfall is set within an amphitheatre of high basalt cliffs and accompanied by numerous spouts of water flowing out of the rock face. It is a beautiful place,...

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Summit sisters: female guides show the way

Selita and Sulueti are tough women. They regularly walk for hours barefoot to get to their farms – so there was no doubting that they have the strength and stamina needed to be a guide. But rural women face many other challenges to guiding with us. During our annual guide...

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