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).
September 13, 2019

EXTENDED: Complete the Regional Online Survey on Tourism Employment and WIN!

The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), is undertaking an online Pacific Regional Tourism Employment Survey. 
August 23, 2019

E-visa rules eased, fee to be based on tourist footfall

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
August 16, 2019

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation welcomes Tokelau into the SPTO Family

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation welcomes Tokelau into the SPTO Family
July 24, 2019

Palau Wins PATA Gold Award

Palau’s Airai State Cultural Tour won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award along with 28 other destinations for its promotion of community-based tourism.
July 19, 2019

South Pacific offices to meet Tauranga agents

South Pacific Association of National Tourist Offices’ (SPANTO’s) upcoming South Pacific roadshow in Tauranga is at 5.30pm on 14 August at Trustpower Baypark.
July 16, 2019

Biggest Bermuda Season Yet for Carnival

Carnival Cruise Line will operate its largest Bermuda season ever in 2019-2020, with more than 40 voyages, including eight week-long cruises departing from Baltimore and Charleston next year.
July 12, 2019

Pacific Tourism Officials Upskill Knowledge of Chinese Tourism Industry

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.
July 5, 2019

Russ to speak on ‘authentic shorex’

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.
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