The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has launched an exclusive, eight-night famil Holiday incentive to New Caledonia for travel agents.
The South Pacific Specialist Programme is SPTO’s online training program with accreditation for travel agents. The programme focuses on key information to help travel agents understand tourism products, services and general information about Pacific Island destinations.
“Our South Pacific Specialists are our front line sales people. We want them to be equipped with the proper knowledge of the services and products offered by our Pacific Island destinations and we’re especially delighted to give one them the lucky chance to experience it firsthand,” said Chris Cocker, SPTO Chief Executive Officer.
The training module focuses on educating travel agents on key selling points of 16 Pacific Island destinations specifically relating to geography, culture, tourist sites and attractions.
This is the first of four incentives SPTO will run throughout the year; travel agents are encouraged to participate in this free online accreditation to up skill their knowledge on Pacific Island destinations.
SPTO recognizes that travel agents or specialists play a traditional yet critical role to the growth of Pacific tourism and looks forward to welcoming more enthusiastic international travel gurus to the already growing 496 South Pacific Specialists spread across the globe from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Asia, Europe, India, United Kingdom, United States, Africa and UAE.
“Through our specialists, SPTO has been able to maintain that global reach without being physically present. Our specialists are an extension of SPTO and we would like to recognize their commitment to the Pacific as a region, not just SPTO, in this regard,” added Mr. Cocker.
SPTO’s incentive accreditation has been running since 2012 and is proud to have awarded 20 South Pacific Specialists holiday famil trips to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tonga, Niue, Samoa, Cook Islands and Fiji.
The competition closes on the 31st of March 2018 and to get into the chance to win, travel agents must register online at www.southpacificspecialist.org (or www.southpacificspecialist.org/cn for Chinese agents) and complete the training. The competition will be drawn on the 2nd of April, 2018.
About the Famil destination
The winner gets a meet and greet upon arrival and local transfers, spends four nightsat accommodation at Le Stanley including breakfast at Les Chef and 2 nights each at the Ramada Hotel Suites and Paradis d’ Ouvea with full buffet breakfast, also inclusive of Island trip, Jet tour and dive excursion.
SPTO would like to sincerely thank our partners New Caledonia Tourism, Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea, Le Stanley, Les 3 Chefs, Paradis ‘d Ouvea, Locajet, Noumea Discovery, Abyss Plongee Arc en Ciel Service company and Destination IIes Loyaute
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.