Thursday, December 14th, 2017
SPTO opens online registrations for South Pacific Tourism Exchange 2018
December 6th, 2017, Suva, FIJI- The South Pacific Tourism Organisation opened the online registrations for the biggest tourism trade event in the region, the 2018 South Pacific Tourism Exchange in Adelaide, Australia.
SPTO invites Pacific tourism operators (Sellers) and international travel wholesalers and agents (Buyers) to register and be a part of this great event which is growing both in size and reputation, attracting more Sellers and Buyers each year
The SPTE event is in its fifth year, bringing together tourism operators from 16 Pacific Island countries and international travel wholesalers and agencies for two days of scheduled business appointments. Online registrations opened on Friday November 24th and will remain open for 12 weeks, closing on February, 8th 2018. Online appointment scheduling is expected to open in February, 2018.
SPTE has continued to grow with wholesale buyers from Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, United Kingdom and emerging markets of Asia – China, Korea, Singapore expected to attend the event in 2018.
As the largest premier tourism event for the South Pacific region, SPTE offers Buyers a unique kaleidoscope of pristine, exotic, and uncrowded, under discovered and distinct cultures and traditions of 17 beautiful Pacific Island destinations, all under one roof.
SPTO is calling on Buyers to come meet and forge lasting and fruitful relationship with tourism products and suppliers from a diverse range of options across the sun-kissed islands of the Pacific.
The SPTE is a B2B (business to business) regional tourism exchange that continues to be the most suitable platform for SPTO’s 17 member countries to showcase and market their destinations, products and services to the international travel agents.
SPTE participants include Sellers from SPTO’s 17 member countries (national tourism offices and industry – tour and transport operators, airlines, inbound tour operators, hotels, resort, lodges, eco-lodges, activity and excursion providers etc) and Buyers from travel agencies across the world.
SPTE participants also includes international travel media who partake in a designated media networking session where they network with the SPTE Sellers
SPTO which organises the annual event is aiming for up to 75 Buyers and the 70 Sellers this year, with ‘Early Bird Specials’ on offer for its private sector members.
For sellers, the standard registration fee is FJ$4,250 per exhibitor/Seller. Early bird specials are available for SPTO Pacific Premium members who pay FJ$ 3,825; Pacific Jewel members pay $3,952.50; Pacific Star pay $4,037.50; and Pacific Pearl pay $4122.50. For Buyers, the standard registration fees is FJ$400 per person.
To qualify for discounts, new members can first join SPTO’s Private Sector Membership Programme on www.spto.org/members by Friday 8th December, 2017 and enjoy a host of other benefits and services. The discounts are also available to current members
SPTE 2018 will be held on April 12th & 13th April at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, Australia. The SPTE will be held prior to the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) which is from 13th to 19th April, 2018 at the same venue.
Established in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated organisation representing Tourism in the region. Its 18 Government members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the People’s Republic of China. In addition to government members, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation enlists a private sector membership base.
For more information, contact:
Alisi Lutu, Marketing Manager
South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or +679 3304177