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. This equates to a total of 2.14 million visitors, which is 38,941 more than the 2.10 million arrivals recorded for the same period in 2017.
The Pacific Tourism Forecast attributed the growth of the regional tourism sector to a positive global tourism trend, continued regional and national tourism marketing and improved connectivity. Moreover, infrastructure development and increasing travelers demand to the region were also noted as significant contributing factors.
The Pacific Tourism Forecast is based on 2018 tourism performances in the region and given the positive global outlook there is great optimism that there will be a sustained, 3.3% on average, tourism growth in the Pacific region for 2019-2024.
Highlights of the Pacific Tourism Forecast include:
The Pacific Islands Tourism Forecast is an annual SPTO publication for member countries and private sector members. The Forecast provides detailed analysis on tourist arrivals by destinations, source markets, air and cruise arrivals and earnings. Figures are derived from reports provided by the National Statistics Offices and the National Tourism Offices of SPTO member countries.
Established in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated organisation representing Tourism in the region. Its 20 Government members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Rapa Nui, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna and the People’s Republic of China. In addition to government members, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation enlists a private sector membership base.
For more information, contact:
Alisi Lutu, Marketing Manager
South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or +679 3304177