Thank you for giving the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat this opportunity.
Climate change is the single greatest threat faced by our region. Our countries have identified adaptation and mitigation priorities, but our efforts can be further strengthened with enhanced access to international climate finance.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation has awarded Office Assistant, Esther Morrel its ‘Staff of the Year’ award recognizing her outstanding contribution and service throughout 2018 to the organisation.
Earlier this week, SPTO hosted Laura Essenberg, a Professional Fellow and also Social Media Strategist from the Outrigger Resort Hawaii who ran a ‘social media strategy’ workshop with Tourism SMEs from Fiji to maximize business and marketing opportunities through social media.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation and the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) have signed an MoU yesterday establishing partnership towards the empowerment of the Pacific people through the delivery of training and capacity building initiatives.
The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all.
The New Zealand Cruise Association (NZCA) has collaborated with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
and the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) to release the first Cruise Industry Sustainability Guide in the region.