Figures revealed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization has shown that 67 percent of food consumed by the tourism sector in the region is imported. This has prompted the South Pacific Tourism Organization to call on pacific island countries to use more local food in their dishes. SPTO Research and […]
Pacific Islands Forum Leaders are in New York this week for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), providing an opportunity for collective advocacy and engagement as the Blue Pacific. Falling just two weeks after the 49th Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting which was held in Nauru, UNGA provides a […]
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has won the ‘Best Fijian Property’ category tying with the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa from a field of 16 finalists at the annual hotel management (HM) Awards. Now in its 16th year, the prestigious HM Awards, overseen by an independent panel of industry judges, […]
Fiji Airways is one of the most influential businesses in Fiji and the Pacific. It is the airline that most people from the Pacific island countries use to travel within the region and to other continents. For this reason the Pacific Green Business Centre was curious to learn what were […]
In the spirit of cooperation the South Pacific Tourism Organisation and FEXCO Pacific signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday at the FEXCO office in Auckland, New Zealand. The signing underpins both organisations’ vision towards a strategic cooperation focused on developing a sustainable framework that is mutually beneficial and in establishing […]
The Samoa Tourism Authority and the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Pacific States in collaboration with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation are pleased to present the UNESCO Roundtable on Building Sustainable Tourism for Green/Blue Livelihoods in Pacific Island Countries and Territories...
LACK of baseline data and robust monitoring systems to measure sustainability are key challenges to sustainable tourism in the Pacific. And while it is relatively a new concept being adopted and practiced by most island countries, South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) sustainable tourism development manager Christina Leala Gale says the […]
Rainwater harvesting has not generally been given the attention it deserves. It has often been looked upon as a technology of last resort, to be used only when no other alternatives exist, such as on some of the Pacific low-lying islands lacking fresh surface water or groundwater.
SPTO held its first Media Roundtable session with members of the Fiji and regional media as well as some social media influencers yesterday, Thursday 20th September in the SPTO conference room. The Roundtable was organized as a platform for SPTO to connect with the media, to inspire a better understanding […]
Gaining knowledge in agriculture is crucial for young farmers to create job opportunities. A training workshop to build capacity of selected young farmers in agribusiness Management and contract farming will place in Salelologa from September 17 – 19 this week. The workshop combines the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture […]
Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (16-19 September 2018) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Summit aims to set out a vision looking to 2030 for this rapidly-growing tourism segment. The Summit, […]
Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism sector that works […]
Waste is an economic as well as environmental problem in the South Pacific. Republic of the Marshall Islands are a leading example in the global effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste and carbon emissions with their Styrofoam and Plastic Products Act 2016.
AHURA Resorts Iguana Sanctuary is delighted to welcome more new arrivals of the critically endangered Fijian Crested Iguana. Group Environment manager Sia Rasalato said two of Likuliku’s captive females laid approximately four to six eggs each back in January three eggs from one of the females hatched on August 30, […]
The Pacific Skills Partnership was launched at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru yesterday, re-affirming the vital link between skills and sustainable development in the region. As Chair of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum, the Republic of Nauru initiated the partnership in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific […]
Exciting news from the Coral Sea Foundation, as a new PNG marine reserve is declared in Milne Bay. The Nua Marine Reserve Network in the waters of East Ferguson Island in the Milne Bay Province, is a direct result of the Foundation’s last expedition to PNG, and its ongoing program which mentors […]