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.
October 4, 2019

Humpback Whales come to Tonga

Humpback whales come to Tonga late July and stay until mid-October every year. They migrate up from Antarctica through to Tonga to mate and give birth.
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. 
September 13, 2019

SPTO Acknowledges the passing of Hon. Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva.

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation joins the CROP agencies, Pacific and wider international community in conveying our condolences to the people of Tonga and of course Hon. Pōhiva’s family and friends on the recent loss of the Hon. Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva.
September 13, 2019

Pacific Islands Forum Sectary General Statement: Passing of the Prime Minister of Tonga , HON. SAMIUELA ‘AKILISI PŌHIVA

Tongan Prime Minister Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva would be remembered as a compelling advocate for democracy and freedom, and a kind man and principled man with great affection for Pacific people, said Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor.
August 29, 2019

Tonga’s 1st Flying school is becoming a Reality, 1st training Plane has Arrived

Real Tonga have just welcomed a Cessna 172 Aircraft to their fleet.  This is a 4 -seater aircraft and may as well be regarded as a mini version of aeroplanes.
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 22, 2019

Tongan businesses wary about proposed Facebook ban

A Facebook ban proposed by Tonga's government would have a drastic impact on the kingdom's private sector, businesses say.
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
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