Over 100 passionate youth representatives and stakeholders who participated in the inaugural Pacific Youth Forum on Sustainable Tourism from across the region shared their common vision to co-create a brighter, more sustainable future for their communities, cultures, and natural wonders of the Pacific at the Pacific Sustainable Leadership Summit in French Polynesia.
The Youth Forum’s Outcomes Statement, which was recently presented at the 2023 Pacific Sustainable Tourism Leadership Summit in Tahiti, boldly outlined a set of visionary recommendations. These recommendations are listed below :
The inaugural Pacific Youth Forum on Sustainable Tourism held virtually through two online platforms, conducting webinars to unite youth representatives from the tourism sector from September 27th to October 4th, 2023. This forward-looking initiative, in line with the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework (PSTPF) by the SPTO, recognized the importance of youth involvement in tourism policy and destination development. The next Youth Forum will be an in-person in 2025.