Tourism Ministers from South Pacific Tourism Organization member countries will gather in Niue this week to attend the annual SPTO Council of Tourism Ministers meeting and to discuss a number of key aspects of tourism development in the region.
Held at the Scenic Matavai resort, the Ministers meeting on Thursday will see the culmination of a week of other high level SPTO meetings in Niue, all targeted at improving tourism development and promotion in the region and contributing to sustainable tourism.
The theme for this year’s SPTO meetings is Sustainable Tourism – Our Future.
The Council of Ministers meeting now in its 29th year, is organized annually by SPTO, the region’s peak tourism development and marketing body, in partnership with each host country.
Items on the agenda include China Pacific Tourism Development Initiatives (2020- 2024), the launch of the SPTO Strategic Plan (2020- 2024), Collaborative Partnerships 2020 and beyond as well as regional initiatives such as the Oceania village initiative at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games.
The Ministers will also be briefed in presentations from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Niue Tourism has designated this week’s SPTO meetings and activities in recognition of the 2019 China Pacific Islands Tourism Year.