A New Zealand short-haul reservations consultant, Felicity Alquist of GO Holidays in Auckland has returned from an eight-night trip to the Cook Islands, super excited about her experience and recommending a visit to the islands for everyone.
Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth, and currently provides for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By giving access to decent work opportunities in the tourism sector, society particularly youth and women, can benefit from increased skills and professional development. The sector’s contribution to job creation is reflected in Target 8.9 ‘’By 2030 devise and implement policies that contribute to sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products” (UNWTO).
During the summer months and holiday season, the Stewards of Nature program will now be offered aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. The cruise line invites guests to discover and value nature through hands-on, interactive learning for children and teens ages 7-17, as well as family members.
As a sector that requires substantial energy input, tourism can accelerate the shift toward renewable energy and increase its share in the global energy mix. Consequently, by promoting sound and long-term investments in sustainable energy sources, tourism can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to innovative and new energy solutions in urban, regional and remote areas. (UNWTO)
Director of Sales and Marketing Karla Eggelton is currently in Japan completing 6 days of tourism related activity. This includes joining 60+ senior marketing executives from across the Asia Pacific region at a Trip Advisor workshop.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) was amongst other stakeholders participated at the Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) Event that was held in Suva from the 3rd to 4th of July at the Grand Pacific Hotel.
Tourism can play a critical role in achieving water access and security, as well as hygiene and sanitation for all. The efficient use of water in the tourism sector coupled with appropriate safety measures, waste water management, pollution control and technology efficiency can be key to safe guarding our most precious resource. (UNWTO)