South Pacific Tourism Exchange



International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, Australia

Organized By

South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Type of institution


Other type of institution (Speficy):

Inter-Governmental Organisation



Specific site/destination

Hosted at the International Convention Centre, Sydney Australia for 16 Pacific Island Countries



Lines of actions

Advocacy and awareness raising

Type of activity

Events, meetings and conferences

Estimated outreach/impact of your activity

109 sellers from the Pacific and 79 buyers from all over the world attending excluding the media

Target group

Specific groups (e.g. Youth, Women and disadvantaged groups)

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is an Inter-Governmental Organisation based in Fiji. It is responsible for the marketing and development of tourism in the Pacific. The 2017 South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) is SPTO’s premiere trade event. It is the only regional tourism travel trade expo which continues to be a valuable platform for SPTO’s 16 member countries to showcase and market their destinations, products and services to the international travel community under one roof. In recognition of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, SPTO is putting the spotlight on ‘sustainable tourism’ at SPTE with the theme ‘Our islands are yours to Travel, Enjoy, Respect’. The event gives both buyers and sellers an opportunity to meet and network, strengthen partnerships and secure business opportunities. SPTE 2017 is therefore an opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of undertaking sustainable practices to protect our environment and ensuring that tourism brings benefits to our people and enhances our cultural values and traditions that define who we are.

• Increased awareness among Pacific people on the topic of sustainable tourism

• Strengthening marketability of Pacific Islands as sustainable tourism destinations

• Increased motivation for responsible travel and tourism amongst hosts and visitors in the Pacific Islands

• Enhanced awareness on development issues impacting Pacific Islands and Tourism as a catalyst for positive change

• Increased awareness of travel agents and travel specialists on sustainable tourism in the Pacific Islands

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