Tourism

BSP gives $55k for South Pacific tourism exchange

BSP has partnered with the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) as the major sponsor for a regional event to be held at Australia’s Gold Coast in May. BSP Country Manager Fiji, Kevin McCarthy handed over a cheque of fifty-five thousand to SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi this morning. The three-year sponsorship will ensure that the […]

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April 8, 2016 1:01 pm

BSP has partnered with the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) as the major sponsor for a regional event to be held at Australia’s Gold Coast in May.

BSP Country Manager Fiji, Kevin McCarthy handed over a cheque of fifty-five thousand to SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi this morning.

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BSP Country Manager Kevin McCarthy handing over of the cheque of $55,000 to SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi earlier today. (Allison Penjueli/Newswire).

The three-year sponsorship will ensure that the region’s premier tourism exchange can cater for 160 tourism operators from the 16 member states of SPTO as well as tourism wholesale buyers and agents from around the world.

SPTO Chief Executive, Ilisoni Vuidreketi said the SPTO is pleased to partner with BSP to host the 3rd annual South Pacific Tourism Exchange.

This three year partnership will enable us to ensure that all our 16 member countries from the region are well presented at an internation arena to showcase the best of what the South Pacific has to offer.

Through this sponsorship from BSP, we will be able to meet, network and  do business with our members at this on stop shop.

We believe that this partnership is timely as BSP is extending its financial reach in the region, we at SPTO are also seeking innovative ways to continuously market and promote our 16 member countries in the Pacific.

BSP Country Manager Fiji, Kevin McCarthy said that BSP is proud to support the initiative by the SPTO to develop the region’s tourism market in its 16 member countries.

We recognize that tourism lays an integral role in local island economies already and it holds potential to contribute even more to GDP and national groth. We are encouraged by the opportunities it offers budding entrepreneurs who provide niche experiences in their localities. These for the ‘engine room for growwth’ in local island economies which we also serve.

This tourism exchange will nurture a regional and global co-operation amongst industry stakeholders and as the leading financial services provider in the South Pacific, this partnership places us in the right place at the right time to offer our services and advice. It makes sense that we should support this intiative.

The two-day event will be hosted at Australia’s iconic Sea World Resort Convention Centre from 20th-21st of May 2016.

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