‘Treasures of the South Pacific’ continues to captivate audiences with their second round of events in Brisbane and Gold Coast.’
The second installment of ‘Treasures of the South Pacific’ has just concluded with successful events held in Brisbane and Gold Coast.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) hosted over 80 travel agents in Brisbane on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 and another 60 agents on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 at the Gold Coast event.
Travel agents enjoyed presentations from representatives of the tourism offices of Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Vanuatu and from hidden treasures including: Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga, Tuvalu and American Samoa.
The series was conceived as a platform for representatives of South Pacific destinations to inform and inspire Australian travel agents about the extensive range of tourism product and experiences available within the region.
During the Brisbane event, Jonica Gilbert from Mobile Travel Agents was the lucky winner of Return flights to Papua new Guinea thanks to Air Niugini and accommodation at Rondon Ridge Lodge thanks to Trans Niugini Tours.
The other major prize winner in Brisbane was Harley Wright from Flight Centre VIP who won Return flights to Port Vila thanks to Air Vanuatu, three nights accommodation at Iririki Island Resort & Spa, three nights at Bokissa Private Island Resort, three nights at the Havannah Vanuatu and three nights at Sunset Bungalow Resort.
The final Treasures of the South Pacific events will take place as follows:
Sydney, 24 October 2017
Newcastle, 25 October 2017
Images can be downloaded from HERE
Picture 1 (upper right)
Left to Right: Jayne Kinghorn, Iririki Island Resort and Spa; Harley Wright of Flight Centre VIP, Julie Ingles, Bokissa Private Island Resort; Paul Forbes, Air Vanuatu; Jessica Luxton, Vanuatu Tourism Office
Picture 2 (lower picture)
Front Left to Right: Miriam Musgrave, Air Niugini; Joey Riham, Kupu Marketing; Jayne Kinghorn, Iririki; Chris Martin, Travel Representation Services; Jessica Luxton, Vanuatu Tourism Office; Victoria Valova, Cook Islands
Middle Left to Right: Richard Skewes, Precise Travel Marketing; Keith Gallacher, Destination Specific Marketing; Nicci Foulsham, Tahiti Tourisme; Carole Thorburn, Tangos Marketing; Julie Ingles, Bokissa; Lauren Whicker, Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority
Back Left to Right: David Callan, Travel Representation Services; Greg Maloney, Destination Asia Pacific Marketing; Fasitau Ula, Samoa Tourism; Raumati Wikaire, Coconuts Marketing; Paul Forbes, Air Vanuatu; Karen Hitchings, Norfolk Island Tourism
(Source: Natalie Brown GTITourism Press Release 07 September 2017)