Pacific Greetings and welcome to another monthly update from SPTO’s Division of Sustainable Tourism!
In this October Issue of the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Newsbeat, we provide you with a special edition highlighting the success and key outcomes of the 2023 Pacific Sustainable Tourism Leadership Summit (PSTLS) that was held from the 16th – 17th October 2023 in French Polynesia.
After two days of thought-provoking discussions and learning exchange, the high-level leadership summit provided a set of key outcomes that includes the acknowledgement of the outcomes presented from the inaugural 2023 Pacific Youth Forum on Sustainable Tourism. The outcomes from the Summit are focused on the following:
Additionally, the summit also witnessed the historic launch of the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Standard, setting a new benchmark for sustainable tourism practices. The launch was complemented by a side event to socialize the Standards with Pacific tourism stakeholders, noting the important linkages between the PSTS and ongoing efforts of countries as aspiring sustainable tourism destinations. Other side events highlighted in this issue include the Pacific Ocean Litter Project, Gender Audit and the Pacific Geoparks Initiative.
As usual, the Newsbeat provides some interesting announcements and events including the final consultation of the Pacific Cultural Tourism Guidelines before it ends with useful tips for sustainable tourism practices.
September and October have been busy periods for the Division. We have been involved in the following activities and should you be interested to learn more, please feel free to reach out to us.
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