April 18, 2019
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A Special Shark Snorkelling Experience in Yasawa, Fiji.

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.
December 6, 2018

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage

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.
September 25, 2018

GO Holidays’ Island Getaways

GO Holidays has the following island packages, flying Air New Zealand, on sale until 1 October 2018. Travel periods vary for each destination, view link below for full details.
August 31, 2018

Tourism set to grow in the Pacific

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.
August 30, 2018
LOVING SAMOA: Anne-Laure Campergue and Olivier Casalta shared their first impressions of Samoa and the potential they see. (Photo: Anina Kazaz)

First time visitors impressed

First time visitors to Samoa, Anne-Laure Campergue and Olivier Casalta from Christchurch, New Zealand have been impressed with Samoa.
July 9, 2018
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill receives a bowl of kava at the Grand Pacific Hotel during traditional ceremonies of welcome as his Fijian counterpart Voreqe Bainimarama looks on

PM O’Neill Touched By Welcome Ceremonies

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has welcomed tradi­tional iTaukei ceremonies performed on his first official visit to Fiji.
July 5, 2018
Participants look on as Colin Chung demonstrates how to prepare tuna for use in poke, sashimi and fish cakes.

SPTO delivers training to Tuvalu Tourism industry

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.
June 28, 2018

Fiji Cruise Sale Extended

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.
June 28, 2018

Colourful Feedback Causes Cruise Ships To Return To Fiji

The steady increase in cruise ship calls into Fiji ports this year is due to the support of tourism stakeholders and Government departments, says Kenua Shipping Fiji manager Leone Naivalu.
June 14, 2018

Tourism Survey In Cook Islands

Research and Development Director at the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute Professor Simon Milne announced a survey to take into account community involvement in tourism.
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