FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING
FORUM ECONOMIC OFFICIALS MEETING
25-27 April 2018
|STANDING AGENDA ITEM
Regional Tourism Marketing And Development Initiatives
|Summary of Issue|
|This paper which has been prepared by South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) provides an update on the development and marketing of the region’s Tourism sector, and outlines SPTO’s work programme to be implemented in 2019, and beyond.|
Tourism plays a significant role in Pacific Island economies, amounting to US$1.4 billion in spending in 2013 (World Bank) which increased to US$4.3 billion in 2017 (SPTO). The World Bank’s Pacific Possible report launched in 2017 has highlighted the tourism sector as an opportunity for transformative economic growth in the region and is also a means to preserve the environment and Pacific cultural heritage through sustainable tourism practices.
Sustainable Tourism Development
China-Pacific Tourism Year (CPTY) 2019
SPTO, through the member NTOs, have requested member governments to endorse and set aside the budget for this milestone.
Regional & National Tourism Promotion and Development
South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Suva
3 April 2018
 Pacific Tourism Strategy (PTS) 2015-2019