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.