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SPANTO completes 2-day workshop on promoting the South Pacific to NZ Market

The South Pacific Association of National Tourism Office (SPANTO) has concluded a 2 days regional workshop aimed at promoting the South Pacific Islands to the New Zealand market in Queenstown and Dunedin.

60 travel agents attended in both Queenstown and Dunedin the main objective of the seminar was to increase awareness, educate and update the local travel agents about the island destinations that are collectively known as the Hidden Treasure.

There was a  1-minute introduction to the entire group, where each NTO introduced themselves and gave a brief description on their destination, was followed by 8 sessions, where every NTO presented a 7-minute update. Agents rotated around the room from one NTO to the next.

This was also an opportunity to educate NZ travel agents about SPTO’s the South Pacific Specialist online training accreditation program that offers agents the relevant information to help understand the various tourism products and services from the representatives of tourism office from; Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Tahiti and Vanuatu.

About SPTO

Established in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated organisation representing Tourism in the region. Its 18 Government members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia,

Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the People’s Republic of China. In addition to government members, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation enlists a private sector membership base.

For further information, please contact:

Alisi Lutu, Marketing Manager

South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)

Email: or +679 3304177

The post SPANTO completes 2-day workshop on promoting the South Pacific to NZ Market appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.

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