May 15, 2020

Virtual Consulting Lifeline Created to Help Struggling South Pacific Tourism Operators

High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators - COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.
May 14, 2020

$567,074 Paid So Far Through the FSM Economic Stimulus Package in Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, & Kosrae; More Benefits to Come

On May 13th, 2020, a ceremony was held to celebrate the first disbursements of financial assistance through the Economic Stimulus Package.
May 13, 2020

SPTO Launches COVID-19 Recovery Strategy for Members

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has today launched the “SPTO COVID-19 Recovery Strategy”, which has been developed to guide and support the COVID-19 recovery efforts of SPTO and its members.
April 29, 2020

Manta Rays Focus of Annual Photo School and Competition on Remote Island of Yap

Colonia, Yap. Hey! You there sitting in your wet suit and fins in that bathtub filled with warm water! Daydreaming about getting back in the swim and going diving when the world opens for business again?
April 27, 2020

SPTO Member Countries’ Consolidated Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus 27th April 2020

As at 27th April 2020 and as per the official WHO website and information received from members the relevant stats for the Pacific are as follows.
March 12, 2020

Cruise Lines international Association (CLIA) Statement on COVID-19

As part of the cruise industry’s continued commitment to the health and safety of guests and crew, as well as the residents of port cities and destinations around the world, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice of the global cruise industry, announced today the adoption of additional enhanced screening measures in response to COVID-19.
February 17, 2020

Joint Advisory from CROP on Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, member agencies of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) take this opportunity to advise […]
October 30, 2019

Yap Visitors Bureau Quarterly Newsletter – October 2019

Yap Visitors Bureau has released their Quarterly Newsletter.
October 4, 2019

Sustainable Tourism Development dependent on Cooperation and Commitment

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.
September 27, 2019

2019 June Quarter Visitor Arrivals Report now available!

The SPTO has released its Quarter 2 2019 Review on Visitor Arrivals for SPTO member countries (including Palau).
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