Welcome to the
Pacific Tourism Organisation
SPTO was established in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated organisation representing Tourism in the region. SPTO believes in a sustainable future for our Pacific Islands through tourism to benefit our people, safeguard our cultural heritage, and ensure the environment that we depend on is protected for generations to come.
Our Initiatives in the Pacific
SPTO works on game-changing projects and initiatives throughout the Pacific Islands to empower the destinations and promote their tourism industries. See below three examples of recent initiatives across the Islands.
Trainer for SPTO SME tourism recovery toolkit training of trainers progamme, VilLink, Papua New Guinea. When I was first approached to deliver the modules for the SME Toolkit, I was thinking of the timeframe and was at crossroads on whether to take up the challenge or not. But I’m grateful today that we were able to successfully complete this training programme despite the challenges we encountered long the way.
“This was a great initiative by UNDP and SPTO. We are uncovering a wealth of new information and stimulating innovation that may have otherwise been hidden. Knowledge might be power, but it’s much more powerful when it’s shared. These learnings go both ways. We are all learning ways to help the environment and reduce plastic pollution which has become a major problem for us here in the Pacific. When we manage knowledge properly and give people a platform to share and access it, we’re opening the door to a whole host of benefits.”
“Sharing information is helpful for our women’s group. We got to share our craft work with these students, and showed them how they can turn plastic waste into art to achieve positive outcomes. We want to try to obtain as much information as possible from the students so that we can sell our products online,”
I am the founder for Domoika Adventures , and as a small tour operator in Fiji, it’s been a great learning experience being part of the SME tourism recovery training Our business is 10 weeks old, and everything I was looking for was provided by the toolkit which small tour operators like us did not have access to the type of markets and information in the toolkit I thank the SPTO for providing the platform to small tour operators like myself. I take away so much from this training, it’s a wealth of information, and I look forward to putting up our products, processes and our prices to our international guests in the coming weeks
I acknowledge the partnership with SPTO with regards to the project under this TECCBUF, and the firm commitment despite the very limited timeframe of implementation, you have done well to deliver the SPTO SME tourism recovery toolkit training of trainers training in a very constraint period particularly when it comes to the EU requirements. I would like to also acknowledge the support through the project contribution to the implementation of the PSTPF