The report presents the analysis of travel restrictions as of 1 September 2020 and places the emphasis on analysing common factors of destinations which have started easing restrictions and of destinations which borders remain closed, with a view to better understand the underlying factors and supporting decision making in this regard.
While the Pacific awaits the return of visitors, strategic partnerships between regional agencies are working to ensure that the tourism and aviation sectors are adequately prepared for the reopening of borders for tourism.
The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has the privilege of partnering with the United Nations and other project partners to deliver the Pacific Unite Virtual Concert, which will be screened both regionally and internationally on Saturday 15th August, 2020.
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.
The Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) conducted the first evaluation of its pastry trained hotel staffs at the George Hotel on Wednesday 19 February 2020. This is part of the follow-on program for all tourism and hospitality personnel that participated in the pastry training conducted by TAK at the end 2019.
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.