November 27, 2018

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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.
October 2, 2018

Roundtable looks at sustainable tourism

The inaugural U.N.E.S.C.O. roundtable on building sustainable tourism for green/blue livelihoods in Pacific Island countries was opened in Apia yesterday.
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