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Private Sector Membership

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), is dedicated to assisting any organisation, large or small, regional or international, involved in South Pacific travel and tourism. SPTO is far more than just another tourism association. Our regional and international membership encompasses National Tourism Offices, hotels, resorts, car retal operators, coach operators, travel agents, tour operators, airlines, cruise and dive operators and all other businesses associated with travel and tourism in the South Pacific.

Members receive an array of services and benefits designed to give them a competitive advantage in the promotion of their products and services. SPTO is committed to the promotion and development of the South Pacific as a desirable holiday destination. All private sector membership fees are devoted to the promotion of the South Pacific destination. Members benefit from regional branding and support. We look forward to welcoming you as a member and to working together to help establish the South Pacific as the premier destination we all know it to be.

The SPTO had undertaken a review of its private sector membership structure to ensure that our members receive benefits based on their specific needs and the worth of their contribution.  And we are pleased to announce the launch of our new class membership into three categories available from January 2017.

1) Pacific Dawn for F$70

2) Pacific Pearl for F$150

3) Pacific Star for F$330

4) Pacific Jewel for F$500

5) Pacific Premium for F$850

 LevelsCategory  1Category  2Category  3Category 4Category 5
 NamePacific DawnPacific PearlPacific StarPacific JewelPacific Premium
 Annual Membership FeesF$70F$150F$330F$500F$850
 BENEFITS
1Subscription onto the Weekly E-Newsletter – Pacific PulseYESYESYESYESYES
2Online access to SPTO reports, research and publications via the
online Tourism Resource Centre (RTRC)
YESYESYESYESYES
3Free Access to SPTO promotional and informational collateralsYESYESYESYESYES
4Access to free technical advice and expertiseYESYESYESYESYES
5Access to SPTO’s tourism and development partner networksYESYESYESYESYES
6Access to use the SPTO Library and resourcesYESYESYESYESYES
7Priority invitation and discounted participation to SPTO’s events YESYESYESYES
8Free business listing on SPTO website YESYESYESYES
9Promotion of members’ business/products at international
marketing events through brochure distribution/ display
 YESYESYESYES
10Access to trainings and workshops organized by SPTO’s regional
and international partners
 YESYESYESYES
11Weekly online promotion across SPTO’s social sharing networks YESYESYESYES
12Promotion of business on weekly Pacific Pulse e-newsletter  YESYESYES
13Promotion of members online campaigns via SPTO online platforms  YESYESYES
14Priority to referrals on travel and booking enquiries/requests  YESYESYES
15Access to SPTO reports and publications (print copies)*   YESYES
16Free access to SPTO Image gallery on 17 Pacific Islands   YESYES
17Access to monthly outbound market intelligence via SPTO Market Watch E-newsletter   YESYES
181 Free page- premium business listing featured on SPTO website    YES
19Access to inbound market intelligence on tourism arrivals via SPTO Quarterly Reports    YES
202 x banner advertising on SPTO website    YES
21Access to paid advertising  on SPTO promotional materials    YES
22Hotels group membership cover    YES
23Access to international travel trade and media database    YES

Download the benefits PDF file to learn more about how you can benefit from being a member of SPTO.

Annex:

1Subscription onto  the Weekly Newsletter – Pacific Pulse Weekly E-newsletter on regional news and updates on tourism, development and related stories
2Online access to SPTO Reports, research and publications via the online Tourism Resource Centre (RTRC)This is an online tourism database that centralises important information such as air visitor arrivals, cruise visitor arrivals, and an online library of more than 1,000 documents. This is a password protected database and only accessible to member.
3Free access to SPTO promotional and informational collateralsThis is informational brochures produced by SPTO on the Pacific Islands for distribution or display to your clients. For eg: Travellers Guide to Pacific, Pacific Map, SPTO Facts & Figures etc
4Access to free technical/professional advice and expertiseSPTO’s Management team is suitably equipped to provide professional expertise in tourism and related fields, within its 3 Divisions of Marketing & Promotions; Research & Statistics and Sustainable Tourism
5Access to SPTO’s tourism and development partner networksSPTO’s valuable networks with development and tourism partners globally, will add value to your business aspirations as a member. For eg: PATA
6Access to use of the SPTO library and resourcesThe SPTO Library is located in the SPTO office in Suva. This allows free accessibility to tourism and related publications and reports, produced by SPTO and its partners.
7Priority invitation and discounted participation to SPTO’s eventsSPTO conducts an annual calendar of events organized by the 3 Divisions of Marketing & Promotions; Research & Statistics and Sustainable Tourism. Events are conducted across the region (Pacific Islands) and internationally. Members are given first priority for invitation and discounted participation to such events.   Example: Marketing & Promotions (travel agent training and roadshows, trade shows/exhibitions) In-country trainings and workshop events (on sustainable tourism, Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), HR development, Research & Statistics etc)
8Free business listing on SPTO WebsiteInclusion of member’s information on SPTO Members webpage (includes company name, country, and direct link to own company website)
9Promotion of members’ business/products at international marketing events through brochure distribution and displayMembers can have business/product brochures and packages displayed/distributed at international travel shows and exhibitions. A fee will be charged for this and courier costs will be at the cost and arrangement of the member.
10Access to training and workshops organized by SPTO’s regional and international partnersAccess to information and opportunity to participate at events, training and workshops organized by partners of SPTO such as PATA, PIPSO, FHTA etc
11Weekly online promotion across SPTO’s social sharing networksMembers’ products and services will be promoted across SPTO’s social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc
12Promotion of business on weekly Pacific Pulse e-newsletterPromotional opportunities on Weekly E-newsletter to a growing database of 11,000 subscribers
13Promotion of members online campaigns via SPTO online platformsSPTO will assist in promoting members’ campaigns through our website and social media networks
14Priority to referrals on travel and booking enquiries/ requestsSPTO receives daily requests/enquiries from consumers and travel agents. Members are given first priority for such referrals, that often lead to business conversions
15Access to SPTO reports and publications (print copies) *SPTO produces reports and publications regularly.  Members are provided free access to these.    * In some cases, SPTO reports will need to be purchased.
16Free access to SPTO Image gallery on 17 Pacific IslandsMembers have free access to a selection of over 2,000 high resolution images from 17 Pacific Island destinations. This is password protected and only accessible to members. Note: SPTO images are not for re-sale and copyright provisions apply.
17Access to monthly outbound market intelligence via SPTO Market Watch E-newsletterMembers have free access to outbound market intelligence on source markets for the Pacific. This is distributed monthly via Market Watch e-newsletter
181 page premium business listing featured on SPTO websiteA premium featured listing allows members to enjoy a dedicated webpage with your business/company details, social sharing and google location. Members are provided login access to upload and edit content. This includes an image and video gallery to promote your products/services and campaigns
19Access to inbound market intelligence on tourism arrivals via SPTO Quarterly ReportMembers have free access to inbound market intelligence on tourism arrivals into the Pacific. This is distributed on a quarterly basis
202 x banner advertising on SPTO websiteMember’s Banner advertisements will be uploaded onto the SPTO website, to promote your business. The banners will be directly linked to member’s website.
21Access to paid advertising  on SPTO promotional materialsMembers receive priority for paid advertising on SPTO promotional materials such as SPTE Guide book
22Hotels group membership coverHotels under a group chain receive individual property benefit under one cover (pay 1 cover for 2 properties). This applies for a maximum of 2 Hotels, located in same country.
23Access to international travel trade and media databaseAccess to SPTO’s Travel and media agents database for source markets that SPTO undertakes marketing and promotional activities in.

For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact SPTO membership Coordinator via email; members@spto.org

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