June 13, 2019
Fiji will be competing in the Pasifika Challenge for the first time. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Sport: ‘Pasifika Challenge’ to boost Rugby World Cup prep

Samoa, Fiji and Tonga will take part in an international rugby double header in Auckland later this year as the Pacific teams fine-tune their preparations for the World Cup in Japan.
May 31, 2019
SPTE 2020 Save the Date

SPTO announces the 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange

The 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) convened by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation will be held on May 25-26 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
May 30, 2019

Bula- Fly the friendly Skies

True friends can truly provide the wind beneath your wings, and help you soar higher.
May 28, 2019
In Tonga, traditional foodstuffs are shown at annual Agricultural Shows. Here, Sione Fetu‘u of Te'ekiu displays a large variety of ufi (yams). July 2018.

“Gastronomy tourism” drives job creation and entrepreneurship

“Gastronomy tourism” or food tourism is an opportunity to promote local economic growth and include more people in development. Because we are all “eaters” the exploration of food has become a large part of the tourism experience worldwide.
May 22, 2019

SPTO releases 2019-2024 Pacific Tourism Forecast

SPTO has released its inaugural Pacific Tourism Forecast for 2019-2024. The forecast has noted a two percent growth of international visitor arrivals into 18 countries in the Pacific in 2018.
May 17, 2019

2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange hailed a success

The South Pacific Tourism Exchange held on May 9-10 in Auckland, New Zealand, was one of the best that the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has convened in recent years according to Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cocker.
May 15, 2019
Turama Pacifics Kristina Taoro and Robert Skews at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange, held last week at the Grand Millenium Auckland.

Premium Pacific option for agents’ high end customers

Turama Pacific Travel Group has launched a Premium Collection, highlighting high end product and new exclusive travel experiences.
May 14, 2019
Miss Pacific Islands Leoshina Kariha with other performers from Papua New Guinea at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange in Auckland last week.

Miss Pacific Islands takes climate message to tourism event

Miss Pacific Islands Leoshina Kariha has added her voice to the global climate change campaign - last week addressing participants from around the world at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange event in Auckland.
May 9, 2019

Real Tonga prepares for IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

After 7 years in Operation, Tonga’s National airline Real Tonga has managed to uphold the highest ethical standards of safety and security for their passengers.
April 26, 2019
2018 Q4 Arrivals now available

2018 Q4 Arrivals now available

The Research and Statistics Division of SPTO published last week it’s Quarterly Review of Tourist Arrivals in Pacific Island Countries for the Fourth Quarter of 2018.
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