April 11, 2019

South Pacific Tourism Exchange gets underway in Auckland

The 6th South Pacific Tourism Exchange gets underway in Auckland, New Zealand on May 9-10 and has attracted 66 international buyers from 14 countries and 94 sellers from 17 Pacific Island countries.
April 9, 2019

Yap Airport Project

Yap Public Works & Transportation and Yap Visitors Bureau will work together to remodel and extend the current lobby at the Yap International Airport that will include a canopy over the driveway to shelter the passenger pick up and drop off areas.
April 9, 2019
Two booth visitors, Ruud Van Baal, General Manager, Manta Ray Bay Resort,Jan Mok, Asia Pub-lic Relations Rep, at the Yap Visitors Bureau Booth in Hong Kong DRT Show.

Hong Kong’s divers and marine conservationists target of Yap’s tourism representatives

Colonia, Yap. Ruud Van Baal, General Manag-er of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers, attended the Diving & Resort Travel Expo in Hong Kong recently where he joined the Yap Visitors Bureau’s booth with Jan Mok, public relations representative in Asia for the Yap Visitors Bureau.
April 9, 2019
Atilana Rambayon (Art Mergists friend who delivered the collections to the FSM Con-sulate Office-Guam) Teresa Filepin, FSM Consul General, at the FSM Consulate Office-Guam.

Yap Living History Museum receives donation of historical artifacts for new building

Art Mergist, a former Peace Corps Volun-teer and teacher in Yap during the 1970's, has donated his collection of historical artifacts including yearbooks from the school where he taught, paintings and a string of tradi-tional shell money to the Yap Living History Museum in Co-lonia.
February 19, 2019

Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program-Fall 2019

The East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall Cohort of the Pacific Islands […]
February 19, 2019
The Air Niugini plane after it crashed into the sea short of the runway at Chuuk, in Federated States of Micronesia. Photo: Supplied / US Navy

PNG authority to complete FSM crash investigation

Papua New Guinea is to take over the investigation into the fatal crash of an Air Niugini plane in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) last year.
February 7, 2019
SPTO Happy Chinese New Year

SPTO eyes China market to offset decline from traditional markets

The Pacific tourism industry is poised to benefit from the China Pacific Tourism Year initiative announced by President Xi Jinping during the Pacific Leaders’ meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting last November.
January 18, 2019
Yap Day

Yap Day on March 1st 2019

Yap Day is the island’s day to celebrate everything Yap – culture, tradition, food, family, community… and scuba diving. It’s the most colorful day of the year with traditional dances, crafts, tattoos, competitions and demonstrations in ceremonial dress.
January 18, 2019

Greetings from the SPTO CEO

Warm Pacific Greetings from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation We are committed to working with our members, partners, supporters and friends in progressing the industry in 2019.
December 12, 2018

Carnival Victory is Transforming into Carnival Radiance

Carnival Radiance will undergo an extensive dry dock in 2020 that will add an array of exciting food, beverage and entertainment choices!
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