Sustainable Tourism Development

December 11, 2018
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Urgent Action on Ocean and Climate Change Needed: Friends of the Ocean

URGENT action on ocean and climate change is needed to save small island states, coastal communities and marine life all over the world.
December 11, 2018
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Alfred Sadd Memorial College Community Enjoys Light

Tabiang, Kiribati – The school community of Alfred Sadd Memorial College (ASMC) on Abemama Island in Kiribati, is now enjoying permanent lighting, cold drinks and other benefits that come with the installation of a 20 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid system at the school.
October 26, 2018
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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.
September 25, 2018
The lack of adequate technical expertise to assist in the planning and development of sustainable forms of tourism also presented a major challenge to the lucrative industry, SPTO states. Picture: TOKORIKI DIVING

Lack of Data to Measure Sustainability

LACK of baseline data and robust monitoring systems to measure sustainability are key challenges to sustainable tourism in the Pacific. And while it is relatively a new concept being adopted and practiced by most island countries, South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) sustainable tourism development manager Christina Leala Gale says the lack of data presented a major challenge on measuring the region’s sustainability.
June 7, 2018
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Action On Sustainability In Tourism Needs Extra Push, Says New UNWTO Report

In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 June during the European Development Days (EDD), and called for greater awareness of sustainability in tourism policies and business practices as well as in tourist behaviour.
June 6, 2018
Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz is back in Fiji as the brand ambassador for Tourism Fiji. Picture: TOURISM FIJI

Plans To Tap Into The Indian Tourism Market

The Indian market has the potential for long-term sustainable growth and is a strategically important market for Fiji.
April 18, 2018
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Vanuatu Signed 11th EDF Envelope Agreement With EU In Brussels

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas has signed the 11th EDF agreement with the EU with funding support for Vanuatu totaling to EUR 41 Million (VUV 5,170,000,000) under the National Indicative Programme (NIP), at the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium.
December 15, 2017
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SPTO Welcomes Sustainability Champions For Its Impact Monitoring Programme

The recent Sustainable Resource Management in Hotels Trainings and individual stakeholder consultations in Samoa and Fiji saw keen interest from the hotel industry to support the pilot phase of its Sustainability Monitoring Programme as Tourism Sustainability Champions.
December 13, 2017
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PATA Will Highlight The Issue Of Gender Equality In 2018

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
December 7, 2017
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The South Pacific Tourism Organisation Participates In Discussions On Sustainable And Responsible Tourism Led By French Pacific Territories

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation continues to be a major contributor to the discussions on Sustainable Tourism in the region in line with 2017 being declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development by the United Nations.
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