Pacific Tourism Organisation and Pacific Islands Center (Tokyo) Sign Memorandum of Cooperation to Enhance Tourism Promotion Opportunities

L-R: Ms. Christina Leala Gale, Manager Sustainable Tourism Development (SPTO) and Mr. Ryuzo Saito, Director, PIC Tokyo. (Photo credit: Rohitesh Narayan)

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and Pacific Islands Center (PIC), Tokyo, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) which is aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two organisations and encouraging collaboration on tourism promotion opportunities and private sector business development in Japan and the Pacific.

Amongst other things, the three year partnership will work towards achieving Pacific representation and promotion at the proposed Oceania Village at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games (24th July- 9th August).

“I believe that through this partnership and our respective networks we will be able to contribute to the efforts that are already underway, to ensure widespread representation and promotion of our Pacific at the proposed Oceania Village in Tokyo”, said SPTO CEO Mr. Christopher Cocker.

Other priority areas of the MOC include internship placements and marketing cooperation for Japanese tourism buyers to attend SPTO’s premier event, the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE), which will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 25th-26th May, 2020.

SPTO was represented at the signing by Ms. Christina Leala Gale, Manager Sustainable Tourism Development, whilst PIC Tokyo was represented by its Director Mr. Ryuzo Saito, who is in the country for PIC’s Japan-Fiji Business Mission 2020.

Any queries may be directed to twaqavonovono@spto.org

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