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International Day of Forest – 21 March 2022

In commemorating the International Day of Forests on 21 March, the Pacific Tourism Organisation received Mr. Jalesi Mateboto and Ms. Loraini Baleilomaloma of the Land Resource Division of the Pacific Community – SPC who shared their work on sustainable forest and landscape management in the Pacific including the REDD+ Project.REDD+ stands for Reducing Emission from ... read more

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Update from the Sustainable Tourism and Research Division – May 2021

Malo e lelei from the Sustainable Tourism & Research Division at SPTO! In this issue of the Sustainable Tourism Newsbeat, our feature country is the Kingdom of Tonga! Through close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, we are pleased to feature a number of industry and cultural festivals celebrating Tongan culture whilst also strengthening linkages ... read more

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Research and Stats Update: May 2021

Endorsement of the Pacific Tourism Statistics Strategy At its recent Board of Directors Meeting held on 26 May 2021, the SPTO Board of Directors reviewed and endorsed the Pacific Tourism Statistics Strategy 2021-2030. The PTSS defines strategies and actions to increase the production of a new and broader range of tourism data and encourage the ... read more

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Sustaining Tongan Culture through Arts & Traditional Dance

The Culture and Heritage Division of the Ministry of Tonga’s Ministry of Tourism commemorated International Museum Day on Tuesday May 18th, with a Ngatu exhibition.  Held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku’alofa the exhibition was supported by Her Majesty Queen Nanasipauú Tuku’aho and was attended by official delegates, tourism operators, school students and ... read more

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NTO Update from Tonga

In early April the Destination Development Division of the Ministry of Tourism conducted its first ever Tour Guide training at ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua. Conducted by Mr. Lopeti Filo of Tonga Skills, the training was attended by a total of twenty (20) individuals from local tour operators, domestic airlines, and high schools. Speaking at the awards ceremony ... read more

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