SPTO: Conserving the oceans is vital to the Pacific’s tourism

    South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) urged the Pacific tourism industry to protect and sustainably manage the oceans for tourism development (SPTO, 14-Jun-2017). Speaking at the first ever United Nations Oceans Conference that discussed the significance of the oceans to sustainable development, SPTO recognises the significance of the ocean to Pacific tourism which is a major attraction for tourists and a core part of the region’s tourism product.