Improving SCP in Pacific Island hotels
10YFP STP Portfolio: Improving SCP in Pacific Island hotels – The Sustainable Tourism Enterprise South Pacific Project of Sustainable Travel International (STI) and the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO)
The ‘Sustainable Tourism Enterprise Program for the South Pacific project’ focuses on improving sustainable resource management in hotels in the Pacific. The project is being implemented under the auspices of the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Alliance.
The principal objective of the project is to improve the tourism sector’s consumption and production patterns by developing a practical and accessible sustainability management toolkit that will build the capacity of tourism enterprises in the South Pacific Region, with Fiji and Samoa as the pilot destinations participating in the preliminary stage of the project. Improving SCP will be achieved by collaborating with local stakeholders to identify the barriers within the destination, training hotel managers on sustainability and best practices, and equipping 80 pilot hotels with a Sustainability Management System consisting of a digital toolkit to monitor energy use, waste reduction, water consumption, and sustainable sourcing.