Tuvalu seeks to attract climate change tourists

From New Zealand you could go half way around the world for the price of a flight to Tuvalu.

After stopping in Fiji, you fly due north for three hours on a small turboprop plane and drop down on a sliver of land in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

There may be two attempts if there's a dog on the runway. When the few flights aren't due in or out, the tarmac becomes a sports pitch, a walking and jogging strip and children's playground.

But a tour operator Susana Taafaki says tourists do come from all over the world, some to visit historic world war two sites and others who've heard about Tuvalu's fight against the impacts of climate change.

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