Research Project ‘Sustainable Tourism Product Development Opportunities in the Pacific Islands’ Presentation to Pacific Islands Tourism Ministers

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RSOAP attending the 29th meeting of the South Pacific Tourism Orgnisations (SPTO) Council of Ministers held in Alofi, Niue. There were three (3) days of meetings from 2nd to 4th October 2019. The meeting was officially opened by Faamatuainu Lenata’i Suifua, Chief executive officer of the Samoa Tourism Authority.

The following Pacific Islands countries were represented Cook Island, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, Papua New Guinea, Niue, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

RSOAP participation was to present the preliminary finding of the 2019 Research Project ‘Sustainable Tourism Product Development Opportunities in the Pacific Islands’ to the South Pacific Island Countries.

Attending for RSOAP was Deputy Manager Research and International Relations Alcinda Trawen and Project Consultant Tony Everitt(エベレット). There were two opportunities to present preliminary findings, firstly as part of a Panel Discussion at the Marketing Managers Meeting on 2nd October and secondly a presentation to Tourism Ministers on the 4th October.

In both instances the preliminary findings of the project were warmly received with commendation for the final report publication in 2020.

During this time meetings were also help with participating countries in the research project, French Polynesia, Cook Islands and Niue.

More information about the SPTO visit https://southpacificislands.travel/