Beyond the glossy travel brochures and postcards, a disturbing trend is emerging. Poverty is on the rise across the Pacific region, reports Asia-Pacific Journalism.
Special Report – By Struan Purdie
The waters surrounding Fiji’s outer atolls are crystal clear and warm all year round, which is just how visitors to Laucala Island Resort like it. But only a select few will ever get to visit the exclusive private island.
Prices start at around US$5520 a night for a one bedroom villa, making it one of the world’s most expensive holiday destinations.
It is islands like Laucala that have put the Pacific region on the map for stunning tourist escapes. Read more »