SPTO CEO Chris Cocker - Source: https://southpacificislands.travel
Cook Islands is hosting the annual Pacific Tourism Organisation Board and Council of Minister’s meetings today at The Edgewater Resort.
The country is also hosting the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Leadership Summit on Wednesday.
summit is the culmination of sustainable tourism efforts to develop and
showcase the Pacific as a global leader in sustainable tourism.
Tourism Organisation chairman Petero Manufolau said that the organisation would
continue to safeguard the unique and natural assets of the Pacific while
promoting a clean and green tourism industry.
Leadership Summit) will be the driving force to transform SPTO (Pacific Tourism
Organisation) into a global leader in sustainable tourism to uplift the
consolidated quality assurance of the region and promote a clean and
sustainable tourism sector,” Manufolau said in a statement.
Council of Ministers of Tourism has a strong representation in the respective governments
and the elevation of economic prosperity and social welfare.”
Tourism Organisation chief executive, Chris Cocker said Pacific Island member
countries had different levels of sustainable tourism development.
Leadership Summit) will give our SPTO members a voice on the regional and
global scale to communicate this vision, a lobbying platform for donor support,
and give the Pacific communities a stronger platform to combat climate change,”