At this year’s Pacific Islands Forum, Leaders endorsed the region’s first Pacific Sustainable Development Report. The Report illustrates how we are progressing in terms of improving the quality of life for Pacific people, and ensuring empowerment, inclusiveness and equality.
The South Pacific Tourism is celebrating ‘World Tourism Day by launching its first ever Pacific Sustainable Tourism Network (PSTN) Microsite.
“The launch of this microsite is to establish an online platform which allows stakeholders interested in the Sustainable Development of Tourism in the Pacific to interact and share best practices” said SPTO CEO, Chris Cocker.
LACK of baseline data and robust monitoring systems to measure sustainability are key challenges to sustainable tourism in the Pacific.
And while it is relatively a new concept being adopted and practiced by most island countries, South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) sustainable tourism development manager Christina Leala Gale says the lack of data presented a major challenge on measuring the region’s sustainability.
A total of 18 Kiribati nationals from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) proudly received internationally recognised Australian standard qualifications in six different technical and vocational programs at the APTC graduation ceremony on Kiritimati Island on 6 June 2018.