SPTO and the University of the South Pacific signed a MoU today that commit them to working together on select areas that will contribute to the sustainable development of tourism in the region.
The MoU will guide the implementation of specific activities such as information sharing networking and student support between SPTO and the USP School of Tourism and Hospitality which is part of the Faculty of Business and Economics.
The USP School of Tourism and Hospitality has more than 300 undergraduate students and more than 1000 taking tourism electives.The programmes offered by STHM have been accredited by The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) since 2012 and were reaccredited in 2018.
In addition, within USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), is the College of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) CTH offers a range of preliminary, foundation and internationally recognised specialised skills based qualifications. It’s Tourism and Hospitality programmes are currently offered from USP Laucala Campus and USP Nadi Centre and they have been accredited by THE-ICE since 2015 and were re-accredited in 2018.