Tourism can play a critical role in achieving water access and security, as well as hygiene and sanitation for all. The efficient use of water in the tourism sector coupled with appropriate safety measures, waste water management, pollution control and technology efficiency can be key to safe guarding our most precious resource. (UNWTO)
Tourism provides an opportunity to empower Pacific people through improved access to quality education and vocational training. The future of tourism in the Pacific hinges on the ability of our Pacific island countries to deliver quality services that exceed visitors’ expectations. Tourism therefore requires a skilled, well-trained and motivated workforce to bridge the gap between industry demand for qualified and skilled staff and what is available locally.
To mark the occasion of the first ever United Nations Oceans Conference that discussed the significance of the oceans to sustainable development, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has called on the Pacific tourism industry to protect and sustainably manage the oceans for tourism development.
Healthy lives and well- being can be linked directly to tourism in many different ways.
Household income from tourism has helped to improve access to better health care and enhance the well-being of Pacific people.
The Little Polynesian Resort was featured as one of the 'Coolest Rooms in the South Pacific' for 2017 in UKs Trade Travel Gazette (TTG). TTG magazine has been delivering industry news and business advice to UK travel agents every week since 1953.