Tuvalu is made up of a group of islands with Polynesian heritage. The nation gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1978 and its capital is Funafuti. The islands were a stage for the Pacific War by the Americans and the current international airport was built upon the military foundation.
Tuvalu’s economy relies on the sale of fishing licenses, remittances from people living abroad and from sailors working on ships and small business ventures. Tuvalu produces outstanding sailors who are famous for their exceptional navigational skills. Tuvaluans has many people who depend on fishing for sustenance.
The people and culture of our small island nation are resilient, happy and extremely friendly. We welcome visitors as friends, we treat guests as family.