South Pacific Tourism Organisation

May 17, 2019

Indigenous people urged to engage more with Pacific tourism

The head of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation says strengthening the participation of local communities and indigenous people in tourism development is the key to offering unique travel experiences.
May 10, 2019

South Pacific Tourism Organisation appoints new Chairperson

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation has a new chairperson, he is David Vaeafe, the Executive Director of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau.
April 12, 2019

Pacific Islands committed to developing the Regional Cruise Ship Tourism Sector

Cruise ship tourism in the Pacific region is increasing steadily and in 2018 was the source of one million visitors to South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) member countries. This is an increase of 21% percent from 5 years ago.
February 27, 2019

Meet the Pacific tourism event expands to Asia

The Meet the Pacific event for regional tourism stakeholders and potential customers in Europe is expanding to include Asia for the second year.
December 7, 2018

Training for upcoming Kiribati Air Visitors Survey kicks off

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation conducted a three day training workshop for the implementation of an upcoming air visitors survey set to take place in January 2019 with the Kiribati National Tourism Office (KNTO).
July 27, 2018

MIVA participate in week-long attachment with SPTO

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation recently hosted two staff members from the Marshal Islands Visitors Authority (MIVA) on a tourism attachment.
May 30, 2018

SPTO completes training 2 DAY Training in Niue for tourism statistics, sustainable tourism and tourism marketing

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation has concluded 2 days of tourism statistics, sustainable tourism and tourism marketing training workshops in Niue.
October 16, 2017

Former Vancouver Tourism Chief To Address Insights Conference In Vanuatu

The inaugural Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC), which takes place in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Wednesday, October 25, is set to address key opportunities and challenges facing the region’s public and private sector tourism organisations. Planned and implemented by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) the conference opens with a keynote address on ‘cathedral thinking’ from Rick Antonson, author and former CEO of Tourism Vancouver.
May 22, 2017

South Pacific Tourism Organisation wraps up another successful South Pacific Tourism Exchange in Sydney, Australia

The South Pacific Tourism Exchange 2017 came to a close this afternoon at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia with a majority of participants expressing their gratification with the two-day event and their commitment to participation in the next SPTE.
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