At the 29th meeting of the SPTO Council of Ministers held in Alofi, Niue, the Ministers were urged to take up stronger cooperation and commitment to the sustainable development of the Pacific Tourism industry, the lifeline for so many of our Pacific Island countries and territories.
India will introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime for over 160 countries based on footfall, with higher visa fee for peak season between July and March, and a significantly lower fee for travel during the lean season between April and June
A delegation of staff from Pacific National Tourism Offices, tourism private sector and the South Pacific Tourism Organization were in Guangzhou China, from 24th June to 4th July to attend the 1st Tourism Human Resource Development and Training Program, an activity which is part of the China Pacific Tourism Year under the China Belt & Road initiative.
It is time for travel agents to embrace the opportunities offered by the Pacific Islands’ smaller, harder to reach destinations as travellers increasingly look for something different and relatively untouched, say exhibitors at a travel exchange in Honiara last week.
General manager of Wild Earth Travel, Aaron Russ will offer his insight as part of a panel discussion on the current revolution in shore excursions at this year’s Cruise360 Australasia conference in August.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation is working with the Government of Tuvalu to prepare communities and the tourism industry for the influx of visitors to the nation during the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting in August said SPTO Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Cocker.