Felicity Bollen, Niue Tourism and Rob Macready, travel&co Felicity Bollen, Niue Tourism and Rob Macready, travel&co

NiuePocketGuide in

It wasn’t just the launch of the NiuePocketGuide that was celebrated in Auckland this week.

Niue Tourism and NiuePocketGuide announced a process to eliminate plastic straws on the island. After spending three weeks in Niue researching and creating content for the guide, co-owners Robin Censure and Laura Simonds realised helping end the use of plastic straws was an achievable goal due to the size of the country. They will provide Niue’s hospitality industry with reusable metal straws that will help remove an estimated 50,000 plastic straws from use each year.

NiuePocketGuide.com is the latest in the South Pacific Pocket Guide series that also features online travel guides to Fiji and Tonga. The series founders also run the NZPocketGuide.com that receives more than seven million unique viewers per year. Having travelled extensively in the South Pacific, Censure says Niue resembles no other South Pacific island. ‘It’s so accessible with driving times rarely over 20 minutes and walks are short yet stunning. With no natural run-off from the island, the waters are some of the clearest in the world, you’ll be amazed at what you see.’