February 21, 2019
SPTO_ITB Berlin 2019

Pacific Islands to be well represented at the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will be participating at the annual ITB (Internationale Tourismus-Börse) Berlin tradeshow to be held in Berlin, Germany from 6-10 March 2019.
February 20, 2019
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Samoa Airways schedules 737 MAX 9 service from April 2019

Samoa Airways earlier this month filed planned Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft operation, scheduled to enter service in April 2019.
February 19, 2019
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Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program-Fall 2019

The East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall Cohort of the Pacific Islands […]
February 13, 2019
Samoa Airways adds second weekly Ofu flight

Samoa Airways adds second weekly Ofu flight

Samoa Airways is kicking off the New Year with an extra flight to beautiful Ofu in our Manu’a Islands.
February 13, 2019
Dynamic Duo Set to Open Tourism Pathways for Authentic

Dynamic Duo Set to Open Tourism Pathways for Authentic Pacific Island Experiences

Australians and New Zealanders have always had a love affair with the South Pacific. Whilst destinations like Fiji have been on the radar for many years, holiday makers are now looking for ‘the road less travelled’.
February 7, 2019
Samoa welcomes first Fiji ambassador

Samoa welcomes first Fiji ambassador

Fiji's first ambassador to Samoa says his appointment symbolises the desire of the two countries' prime ministers to work together on common issues.
February 7, 2019
SPTO Happy Chinese New Year

SPTO eyes China market to offset decline from traditional markets

The Pacific tourism industry is poised to benefit from the China Pacific Tourism Year initiative announced by President Xi Jinping during the Pacific Leaders’ meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting last November.
February 7, 2019
Samoa Joins The Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Samoa Joins The Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Samoa has become the latest Pacific island country to enforce a ban on single-use plastics in a bid to address the growing issue of plastic pollution.
February 5, 2019
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Seabreeze Resort wins Five Awards in Two Days

Seabreeze Resort, Samoa’s only adult’s only resort, has does the unthinkable winning five awards in two days
February 4, 2019
Launching the Environment Impact Assessment Guidelines for Coastal Tourism Development for the Pacific Islands and Territories. Photo credit: SPREP

Launch of Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for Coastal Tourism Development for The Pacific Islands and Territories

While tourism already directly contributed to more than 12% of the total GDP for Pacific island economies in 2016, the World Travel & Tourism Council has forecast a further increase of 5 – 6% per annum for the tourism sector’s share to GDP in the Pacific between 2017 and 2027.
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