In the September 2021 issue of Islands Business we check in with the tourism industry as more countries prepare to open their borders to visitors over the next few months. From the early adopters of travel bubbles such as Palau, Guam, Cook Islands and French Polynesia, to those about to open their doors like Fiji, we discuss the lessons of early travel corridors and emerging market trends. This month’s issue also features the intriguing story of Benjamin Okoro, the Nigerian who spent more than a year ‘lost’ in Fiji’s prison system. You’ll also meet a new contributor, Alfred Tora who writes about work and culture; read an overview of the main issues to emerge from the Micronesian Presidents’ Forum; and hear some of the key challenges in connecting climate finance with our region’s most vulnerable communities. In business, PNG edges closer to a sovereign wealth fund, and we talk to Pacific beauty brands finding their way in a growing sector. Len Garae takes a trip to Tanna, Kaliopate Tavola reflects on Pacific leadership, and Dennis Rounds does the COVID 360 shuffle, plus there’s all our regular features; Whispers, Briefs and Movers and Shakers.