Madisen Hiebert from Canada is an 20 year old SPTO Intern with the Sustainable Tourism Development Division. She shares this story of her special encounter with the Fijian sharks of the Yasawas during a trip with her friends.
The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all.
Tourism in the Pacific is increasing, with the growth in arrivals expected to accelerate until 2025. Visitor numbers across six Pacific nations have increased by nearly 50 per cent during the decade 2005–2015.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation together with the Tuvalu Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour, facilitated two capacity building trainings for Tuvalu’s Tourism sector from the 31st May- 11th June.
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has extended its ‘Friend & Family Fare 50% Off Sail’ until 31 July 2018 with unlimited validity on travel, available on most three, four, seven and eleven-night cruises with every second person cruising for half price and solo travellers receiving a 25% discount.