SP TO RELEASES PACIFIC TOURISM IMPACT REPORT
The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has launched the “Pacific Tourism: COVID19 Impact and Recovery Report”.
The report was contracted by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT), who have worked together with SPTO to undertake the assessment.
The report released today is Phase 1B of 3 phases and focuses on several Pacific Island countries.
The report outlines initial impacts and emerging responses across the Pacific and will no doubt aid decision-making by Pacific tourism sector organisations and businesses.
“The objective of this analysis is to inform thinking and to highlight future themes around Pacific regional cooperation for tourism’s recovery from COVID-19,” said
SPTO interim Chair, Halatoa Fua. Mr Fua acknowledged New Zealand as a key partner who has always stepped up to assist the region and the Pacific Tourism industry,
“The relationship between New Zealand and the Pacific has long been underpinned by reciprocity and care.