south pacific islands

November 15, 2018
Top MasterChef judge and chef Monica Galetti speaking at the Pacific Aotearoa Summit in Auckland. Photo / Supplied

Report shows strong contribution by Pacific people to New Zealand

A study in New Zealand suggests Pacific people contribute at least $21.5 billion to the annual GDP, or close to three percent of a national GDP of $652 billion.
October 26, 2018

SPTO Signs Partnership with South Pacific Sailing Network

The Minister of Tourism of French Polynesia, Honorable Nicole Bouteau, welcomed Chris Cocker, CEO of the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), and Stéphanie Betz, Coordinator of the South Pacific Sailing Network (SPSN), on Wednesday afternoon for the signature of a partnership agreement between these two entities. Tehani Valenta, treasurer of SPSN and Koro Carman from Maori Tourism were also attending the signature of the MOU.
October 26, 2018

SPTO Launches Exclusive 8 night Fiji Famil Holiday Prize

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has launched an exclusive eight night Famil Holiday incentive competition for travel agents.
October 26, 2018

New at Manava

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti has a selection of new water activities available, including jet ski / jet surf, glass kayaks, paddle boats and whale watching (in season).
October 26, 2018

Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equality: Tracking Sustainable Development in the Pacific

At this year’s Pacific Islands Forum, Leaders endorsed the region’s first Pacific Sustainable Development Report. The Report illustrates how we are progressing in terms of improving the quality of life for Pacific people, and ensuring empowerment, inclusiveness and equality.
October 26, 2018

Congratulations and thank you to Vanessa Lloyd at Downunder Travel.

Downunder Travel is a progressive retail travel company with office locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver & Toronto. The agency, active since 2004, is the largest retail-only travel company in Canada specializing in the following niche destinations: Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Asia & Africa.
October 17, 2018
Sustainability the focus of Pacific tourism meeting

Sustainability the focus of Pacific tourism meeting

Dealing with the effects of climate change, while protecting the livelihoods and cultures of the Pacific were the key issues discussed at a recent meeting about tourism in the region.
October 16, 2018
From left: Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Janice Hinton, property owner and director Mark Hinton, Director Development South Pacific for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Incorporate Matt Holmes, and Tourism Fiji chief executive officer Matthew Stoeckel during the official launch of the Ramada Suites opened by Wailoaloa Beach Fiji in Nadi on October 12, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Ramada Opening ‘Fantastic’

Fantastic, was how Matt Hol­mes, Director Development South Pacific for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Incorporated, described the opening of the Ram­ada Suites.
October 12, 2018
SPTO Chairlady and CEO Samoa Tourism Authority, Papalii Sonja Hunter; SPTO CEO, Christopher Cocker and CEO NZ Māori Tourism, Pania Tyson-Nathan

SPTO announces new partnership with New Zealand Māori Tourism

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation is delighted to announce that it is partnering with New Zealand Māori Tourism for the premiere regional tourism expo, the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) to be held Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.
October 12, 2018
Delegates at the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference on October 3, 2018 in Apia, Samoa.

PTIC 2018 challenges the traditional views of the travel and tourism industry in the Pacific

The second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC), successfully brought together 157 delegates from 95 organisations and 16 destinations to influence change and share their thoughts and ideas on the future of tourism in the Pacific.
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