Membership Benefits

Pacific Greetings from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)!

The SPTO had undertaken a review of its private sector membership structure to ensure that our members receive benefits based on their specific needs and the worth of their contribution.  And we are pleased to announce the launch of our new class membership into three categories available from January 2017.
They are as follows:

1) Pacific Dawn for F$70

2) Pacific Pearl for F$150

3) Pacific Star for F$330

4) Pacific Jewel for F$500

5) Pacific Premium for F$750.

The higher the membership category, the more benefits available to you

Levels Category  1 Category  2 Category  3 Category 4 Category 5
Name Pacific Dawn Pacific Pearl Pacific Star Pacific Jewel Pacific Premium
Annual Membership Fees F$70 F$150 F$330 F$500 F$750

BENEFITS

1 Subscription onto the Weekly E-Newsletter – Pacific Pulse YES YES YES YES YES
2 Online access to SPTO reports, research and publications via the
online Tourism Resource Centre (RTRC)
YES YES YES YES YES
3 Free Access to SPTO promotional and informational collaterals YES YES YES YES YES
4 Access to free technical advice and expertise YES YES YES YES YES
5 Access to SPTO’s tourism and development partner networks YES YES YES YES YES
6 Access to use the SPTO Library and resources YES YES YES YES YES
7 Priority invitation and discounted participation to SPTO’s events YES YES YES YES
8 Free business listing on SPTO website YES YES YES YES
9 Promotion of members’ business/products at international
marketing events through brochure distribution/ display
YES YES YES YES
10 Access to trainings and workshops organized by SPTO’s regional
and international partners
YES YES YES YES
11 Weekly online promotion across SPTO’s social sharing networks YES YES YES YES
12 Promotion of business on weekly Pacific Pulse e-newsletter YES YES YES
13 Promotion of members online campaigns via SPTO online platforms YES YES YES
14 Priority to referrals on travel and booking enquiries/requests YES YES YES
15 Access to SPTO reports and publications (print copies)* YES YES
16 Free access to SPTO Image gallery on 17 Pacific Islands YES YES
17 Access to monthly outbound market intelligence via SPTO Market Watch E-newsletter YES YES
18 1 Free page- premium business listing featured on SPTO website YES
19 Access to inbound market intelligence on tourism arrivals via SPTO Quarterly Reports YES
20 2 x banner advertising on SPTO website YES
21 Access to paid advertising  on SPTO promotional materials YES
22 Hotels group membership cover YES
23 Access to international travel trade and media database YES

Download the benefits PDF file to learn more about how you can benefit from being a member of SPTO
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Annex:

1 Subscription onto  the Weekly Newsletter – Pacific Pulse  Weekly E-newsletter on regional news and updates on tourism, development and related stories
2 Online access to SPTO Reports, research and publications via the online Tourism Resource Centre (RTRC) This is an online tourism database that centralises important information such as air visitor arrivals, cruise visitor arrivals, and an online library of more than 1,000 documents. This is a password protected database and only accessible to member.
3 Free access to SPTO promotional and informational collaterals This is informational brochures produced by SPTO on the Pacific Islands for distribution or display to your clients. For eg: Travellers Guide to Pacific, Pacific Map, SPTO Facts & Figures etc
4 Access to free technical/professional advice and expertise SPTO’s Management team is suitably equipped to provide professional expertise in tourism and related fields, within its 3 Divisions of Marketing & Promotions; Research & Statistics and Sustainable Tourism
5 Access to SPTO’s tourism and development partner networks SPTO’s valuable networks with development and tourism partners globally, will add value to your business aspirations as a member. For eg: PATA
6 Access to use of the SPTO library and resources The SPTO Library is located in the SPTO office in Suva. This allows free accessibility to tourism and related publications and reports, produced by SPTO and its partners.
7 Priority invitation and discounted participation to SPTO’s events SPTO conducts an annual calendar of events organized by the 3 Divisions of Marketing & Promotions; Research & Statistics and Sustainable Tourism. Events are conducted across the region (Pacific Islands) and internationally. Members are given first priority for invitation and discounted participation to such events.

Example:

  • Marketing & Promotions (travel agent training and roadshows, trade shows/exhibitions)
  • In-country trainings and workshop events (on sustainable tourism, Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), HR development, Research & Statistics etc)
8 Free business listing on SPTO Website Inclusion of member’s information on SPTO Members webpage (includes company name, country, and direct link to own company website)
9 Promotion of members’ business/products at international marketing events through brochure distribution and display Members can have business/product brochures and packages displayed/distributed at international travel shows and exhibitions. A fee will be charged for this and courier costs will be at the cost and arrangement of the member.
10 Access to training and workshops organized by SPTO’s regional and international partners Access to information and opportunity to participate at events, training and workshops organized by partners of SPTO such as PATA, PIPSO, FHTA etc
11 Weekly online promotion across SPTO’s social sharing networks Members’ products and services will be promoted across SPTO’s social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc
12 Promotion of business on weekly Pacific Pulse e-newsletter Promotional opportunities on Weekly E-newsletter to a growing database of 4,000 subscribers
13 Promotion of members online campaigns via SPTO online platforms SPTO will assist in promoting members’ campaigns through our website and social media networks
14 Priority to referrals on travel and booking enquiries/ requests SPTO receives daily requests/enquiries from consumers and travel agents. Members are given first priority for such referrals, that often lead to business conversions
15 Access to SPTO reports and publications (print copies) * SPTO produces reports and publications regularly.  Members are provided free access to these.    * In some cases, SPTO reports will need to be purchased.
16 Free access to SPTO Image gallery on 17 Pacific Islands Members have free access to a selection of over 2,000 high resolution images from 17 Pacific Island destinations. This is password protected and only accessible to members. Note: SPTO images are not for re-sale and copyright provisions apply.
17 Access to monthly outbound market intelligence via SPTO Market Watch E-newsletter Members have free access to outbound market intelligence on source markets for the Pacific. This is distributed monthly via Market Watch e-newsletter
18 1 page premium business listing featured on SPTO website A premium featured listing allows members to enjoy a dedicated webpage with your business/company details, social sharing and google location. Members are provided login access to upload and edit content. This includes an image and video gallery to promote your products/services and campaigns
19 Access to inbound market intelligence on tourism arrivals via SPTO Quarterly Report Members have free access to inbound market intelligence on tourism arrivals into the Pacific. This is distributed on a quarterly basis
20 2 x banner advertising on SPTO website Member’s Banner advertisements will be uploaded onto the SPTO website, to promote your business. The banners will be directly linked to member’s website.
21 Access to paid advertising  on SPTO promotional materials Members receive priority for paid advertising on SPTO promotional materials such as SPTE Guide book
22 Hotels group membership cover Hotels under a group chain receive individual property benefit under one cover (pay 1 cover for 2 properties). This applies for a maximum of 2 Hotels, located in same country.
23 Access to international travel trade and media database Access to SPTO’s Travel and media agents database for source markets that SPTO undertakes marketing and promotional activities in.

For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact SPTO membership Coordinator via email; members@spto.org

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