May 17, 2019

‘One day we’ll disappear’: Tuvalu’s sinking islands

On the hottest days, Leitu Frank feels like she can’t breathe any more. The housewife and mother of five decamps from her airless concrete home to catch the breeze in a simple wooden shack by the water’s edge.
September 15, 2017

World Tourism Day 2017

July 21, 2017

Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 8

Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth, and currently provides for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By giving access to decent work opportunities in the tourism sector, society particularly youth and women, can benefit from increased skills and professional development. The sector’s contribution to job creation is reflected in Target 8.9 ‘’By 2030 devise and implement policies that contribute to sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products” (UNWTO).
July 13, 2017

Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 7

As a sector that requires substantial energy input, tourism can accelerate the shift toward renewable energy and increase its share in the global energy mix. Consequently, by promoting sound and long-term investments in sustainable energy sources, tourism can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to innovative and new energy solutions in urban, regional and remote areas. (UNWTO)
July 6, 2017

Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 6

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)
June 28, 2017

Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 5

Gender Equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society.
June 26, 2017

ADB Creates $200m Facility To Support Clean Energy Projects In Pacific Island Countries

The Asian Development Bank has given its approval for the creation of a new Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility, which will provide financial support to a series of renewable energy projects and sector reforms across Pacific island countries.
June 22, 2017

Kiribati Maiden Night Flight At Bonriki Airport Successful

Kiribati national airline Air Kiribati has successfully conducted its maiden night flight at the Bonriki International Airport following the installation of the runway’s lighting system this week.
June 21, 2017
Sustainable Tourism Development Goal 4

Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 4

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.
June 16, 2017

Tuvalu Tourism Officer Completes Research & Marketing Training Attachment

16 June 2017, Suva, FIJI – An important part of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation’s (SPTO) role to market and develop regional tourism is the provision of capacity-building training to its key tourism stakeholders to further enhance and strengthen the quality of their service delivery.
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