The Pacific Tourism Waste Action Initiative (PTWAI) is a Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) led programme focused on addressing key waste management challenges in Pacific communities through tourism. The initiative explores innovative and inclusive approaches from the tourism sector as its contribution to reducing the waste footprint of tourism on the environment.
The Pacific Ecotourism Recovery Initiative is a joint initiative between the Pacific Tourism Organisation, the Pacific Community and the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States and is focused on developing Geoparks as a potential tourism segment.
Launched in March 2021, the Building Resilient Tourism Futures Project was designed to assist the tourism industry in SPTO member countries in their recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to build the tourism industry forward to be more resilient and sustainable. The SPTO SME Recovery Toolkit comprises 7 chapters, which are independent of each other, covering important aspects of the sustainable product development cycle.
Pacific Week of Agriculture: Agriculture has been the lifeline for Pacific Islands for generations, with tourism growing exponentially over time and a major economic contributor for many of its countries. Through strengthening the interdependency of these two sectors saw the intrinsic value of enhancing local partnerships between chefs and women farmers via a Chefs and Mamas Cook-Off that was showcased in the Pacific Week of Agriculture in 2019.