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 Jamaica: Tourism working group to focus on EPA’s impact on local industry

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has met with the Tourism Working Group that has been set up to review a range of issues within the sector including the Economic Partnership Agreements, work permits, ground transportation and entertainment among others.

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Tourism working group to focus on EPA’s impact on local industry (30/07/2018)

Pacific

UNWTO Launches Online Platform To Achieve SDGs Through Tourism

Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform.  The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism, and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

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 UNWTO Launches Online Platform To Achieve SDGs Through Tourism (30/07/2018)

Strong growth of 8.2 % of tourist arrivals into Asia and Pacific

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has published its Quarterly Review of Tourist Arrivals to the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) for the first quarter of 2018. “International visitor arrivals to the Asia and the Pacific region registered a strong growth of 8.2%, up from 7.3% in the December quarter. The global tourist arrivals also recorded 6.9% growth in the first quarter of 2018, outstripping the 4.9% gain in the December quarter of 2017 ” said SPTO Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Cocker.

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Strong growth of 8.2 % of tourist arrivals into Asia and Pacific  (30/07/2018)

2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum "Linking Pacific farmers and local businesses to build profits and food security"

The 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum took place in Apia, Samoa from 29 August until 2 September 2016. It was organising by CTA in partnership with the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the South Pacific Community (SPC).

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Addressing agribusiness challenges in the Pacific (25/08/2016)

Top Chefs showcase Pacific flavours at Regional Agribusiness Forum in Apia, Samoa (28/08/2016)

Expect an action plan with regional solutions  (01/09/2016)