December 10, 2018

SPTO Recognizes Morrel as Staff of the year

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation has awarded Office Assistant, Esther Morrel its ‘Staff of the Year’ award recognizing her outstanding contribution and service throughout 2018 to the organisation.
November 27, 2018
Mr. Ahmad Ali, Tourism Planning Officer, Sustainable Tourism Development Division, SPTO.

SPTO welcomes new Tourism Planning Officer

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation welcomes Mr. Ahmad Ali to the position of Tourism Planning Officer and as part of the Sustainable Tourism Development Division.
October 25, 2018
From Left: Fasitau Ula, Samoa Tourism; Sally,Norfolk Island Tourism; Greg Maloney, TOSP Manager; Zac Redfern, Aircalin; Richard Skewes, Tourism Solomons; Chris Tudehope Vanuatu Tourism; Matt, Tourism Cook Islands; David McMahon, Tourism Fiji

Agents inspired by South Pacific destinations at Treasures of the South Pacific event

Travel agents gathered this week to attend Treasures of the South Pacific, a series of events designed to educate and inspire Australian travel agents about the variety of tourism product and experiences available across the South Pacific.
October 22, 2018
Beqa Adventure Divers Director Natasha Marosi, UNDP Head of Country Director Bakhodir Burkhanov, Miss Fiji Hayley Qaqa, Miss Hibiscus 2018 Jessica Fong and Islands Business magazine publisher Netani Rika with their 'My Fiji Shark' plaques yesterday. Picture: MELA KATONIVUALIKU

Adopt a shark initiative launched; Island Business magazine adopts a shark

Recollecting words of the former president of Palau Toribiong – ‘If you look at the sharks in the ocean, they are the kings of the sea. If you get the King, you get the Kingdom’.
October 18, 2018
My Fiji Shark Initiative partners with the first ‘adoption’ pledges holding their gift plaques made from recycled plastic, (L-R) Ben Saqata, Marine Scientist/Biologist, Beqa Adventure Divers; Andrew Nelson, Defense Advisor, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia; Natasha Marosi, Head of Conservation and My Fiji Shark Program Coordinator, Beqa Adventure Divers; Bakhodir Burkhanov, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director and Head of Pacific Regional Programme and Policy; Hailey Qaqa, Miss Fiji; Jessica Fong, Miss Hibiscus; Netani Rika, Islands Business; Christina Gale, Manager of Sustainable Tourism Development, SPTO (Photo: SPTO/Kotoyawa Tamani)

Conservation Efforts to Preserve Life Below Water

A new initiative designed to support marine ecotourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 14 was launched today, marking a new era in marine conservation.
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.
October 8, 2018
PRIME MINISTER: Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi addresses the Council.

P.M. chairs Tourism Ministers meeting

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi chaired the Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting held at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel in Apia yesterday.
October 5, 2018
UNESCO Roundtable Meeting Group Photo

UNESCO Roundtable on Building Sustainable Tourism for Green/Blue Livelihoods in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) teamed up with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to showcase sustainable tourism
October 5, 2018
TAKING INDUSTRY INTO THE FUTURE: Some of the participants of the Pacific Tourism Insights Conference. Photo / Misiona Simo.

Innovative ideas on the agenda at Pacific Tourism Insights Conference

The need to keep up with evolving tourism industry was highlighted during the second day of the Pacific Tourism Insights Conference yesterday.
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