2017 has been declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), reflecting the strong commitment of the tourism sector to achieving the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), adopted by governments in 2015.
Pacific Island leaders today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Pacific Community and the Secretariat of the Regional Environment Programme that will further strengthen collaboration efforts for the resilient and sustainable development of the Pacific region.
Nearly 200 overseas representatives from the world’s 20 leading wedding and honeymoon island countries and regions gathered in Sanya to share experiences and exchange ideas on the development of the global wedding tourism industry.Sanya, a city on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island, and has several bays with large beach resorts. Delegations were from China (Sanya and Taiwan), Indonesia (Bali), the Cook Islands, Mauritius, Spain (Balearic Islands), Thailand (Phuket and Koh Samui), Maldives, Japan, Fiji, Seychelles, New Zealand, South Korea, the United States (Saipan and Guam), the Philippines (Boracay), Greece (Santorini), Australia and Tahiti.
Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, features two 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands voyages on The Gauguin offering the perfect way to celebrate December holidays in paradise.
The Islands of Tahiti once again received numerous awards in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards, with three islands ranking highly . The Islands of Tahiti is honored for its extraordinary scenery and the memorable experiences offered, from the lush island of Huahine, revered for its beauty and seclusiveness, to the blue lagoon-embraced Moorea, home to inland jungles and spectacular waterfalls.