Bula! Afio mai! Manava! Welkam! Halo alaketa! Mauri! Kia orāna! Bonjour! Welcome! It’s time to get ready for the bright, sunny, and oh-so-warm welcome back to the South Pacific. To get you prepped for a stampede back to our tropical neighbours, you’ll need to know the low-down on everything South Pac.
Treasures of the South Pacific (ToSP) has partnered with Destination Webinars to get agents up to speed on what’s new across the region with a 4-week live webinar series, kicking off on Tuesday the 14th of June.
ToSP unites our favourite destinations in the enchanting South Pacific, allowing each member country to shine with their individual allure and points of difference.
Learn & WIN!
Learning about tropical isles and rich cultures is a drawcard in itself, but webinar attendees will also be in with a chance to WIN one of two major prizes from ToSP sponsor, Fiji Airways.
- How does a return plane ticket to Fiji sound? (Erm, awesome!)
- And what about a round-trip plane ride to Samoa? (Also awesome!)
Tell me how to enter
Simply register for the series to go in the draw to win AND get an extra entry at each week’s update. Each weekly webinar features three 10-minute bite-sized updates followed by a live Q&A.
Choose from two-time slots – 9 am or 12 pm AEST. No stress if you can’t make it live; register for the recordings and watch the updates at your leisure (we recommend making a tropical cocktail to get in the mood while you watch). Watch it live or watch it later, you still go in the draw to win!
Register right now (because we know you’re busy), or make a calendar note to sign up before Monday the 13th of June.
Week 1, Tuesday 14 June: The series launches with our buddies from ToSP, Fiji Airways, and Vanuatu Tourism
Like no place on earth, the enchanting islands and beautiful people of the South Pacific have stirred the imagination of travellers for hundreds of years.
Richard Skewes, president of Treasures of South Pacific pops a paper umbrella in his drink as he welcomes you to this stunning region and this perfectly-timed webinar series.
Joining a select group of elite airlines as a coveted Skytrax 4-Star airline, Fiji Airways has proudly connected the world to Fiji for over seventy years. Across their wide network, they offer unequalled access to the Pacific, connecting travellers across 23 destinations in 13 countries, via their hub in Nadi, Fiji.
Say Bula to Fiji Airways Regional GM, John Nickel, as he charms you with Australia-relevant Fiji updates.
While only a few hours from Australia, Vanuatu feels like a world away: a land of untouched wilderness, pristine oceans, and rugged beauty. Walk jungle tracks in rarely visited islands, enjoy the emerging renaissance of island cuisine (kai kai), and soak up all the benefits of tropical island holidays across a range of accommodation offerings.
Vanuatu can’t wait to welcome you back on the 1st of July!
Straight after delivering a fascinating update on Vanuatu, Abbey Sands, account director for Vanuatu Tourism will be packing her bags to get back there!
Week 2, Tuesday 21 June: Norfolk Island, Tahiti Tourisme and Tourism Solomons
Norfolk Island offers everything you love about the South Pacific and a whole lot more. In fact, you can rethink your notions of paradise with Norfolk Island’s many surprises! With brilliant beaches, impossibly clear waters, and coral reefs a short swim from the sand, Norfolk Island has it all. Many visitors say a trip to Norfolk is like stepping back in time; more like stepping into a better time!
Norfolk Island Head of Tourism and long-time resident, Rose Evans shares her local-only top tips under the palm tree (well, by webinar, but the sentiment is palm-tree-esque!).
The mythical islands of Tahiti conjure visions of an idyllic paradise… and your imagination isn’t so off the mark! The pristine nature of the Tahitian islands is characterised by the overwhelming beauty and biodiversity of their environment. Visitors experience the peaceful atmosphere, stunning lagoons, and awe-inspiring scenery of each of the 118 islands.
Imagine sharing a frosty Hinano beer with Tahiti Tourism Account Manager Sarah Elfassy as she wows you with all things Tahiti.
Take a webinar exploration across the hidden paradise of this Pacific archipelago comprising 992 islands: there is so much to see and do in the Solomon Islands. From the diverse marine life to the wild interiors of local village treks, feel the spirit of adventure as you explore the Solomon Islands. Take a step back in time as the islands remain unhurried, undeveloped, untouched, and unspoiled.
Enjoy a welkam with Richard Skewes, Tourism Solomon’s Marketing Manager AU/NZ.
Week 3, Tuesday 28 June: Tourism Fiji, New Caledonia Tourism and Cook Islands Tourism
Find your happy in Fiji and plan the perfect trip. Poolside chills, white-sand picnics, adrenaline adventures like rafting and ziplining, and nature-focused explorations are just the beginning. There is a wide variety of things to see and do, no matter where you are in Fiji.
Jules Miall of Tourism Fiji’s Australia for the happiness update your day needed.
It’s a French paradise on Australia’s doorstep. The unique blend of French and Melanesian cultures, coupled with glistening lagoons and gourmet food and wine leave little to want for. Add to this outback plains, tropical mountains, dazzling beaches, and the buzzing capital city of New Caledonia for a striking mix of impressive geography and diverse cultures just waiting to be explored.
Picture your toes soaking in the azure hues of New Caledonia’s seas as New Caledonia Tourisme account manager, Rebecca Marchal, gives you a taste of this one-of-a-kind destination.
Minutes after landing in the Cook Islands, the tropical palm trees, soft white sand, and turquoise blue lagoons leave you with a serious case of the feels. The best kind of feels. No matter if you’re sipping on a cocktail, taking off on a scooter adventure, visiting the local cafes and restaurants, or simply relaxing poolside at your beautiful resort, it’s all so very easy in the Cook Islands.
Pull up a beach chair as Crystal Kranz, marketing manager Australia of Cook Islands Tourism, shares her island updates.
Week 4, Tuesday 5 July: Hidden Treasures, Samoa Tourism and Series’ Wrap
Reunite, rediscover and return to the South Pacific. It’s not a place you discover, but rather a place where you discover yourself. Immerse yourself in unheard history and in lands you’ve never explored. With millions of miles of untouched oceans and idyllic beaches, the South Pacific brings the sun, smiles, and serenity, leaving you to only bring the sunscreen.
Crack open a coconut as Onorina Fugawai, project officer of Pacific Trade Invest Australia, and Zaheer Hassan, marketing manager of the Pacific Tourism Organisation, reveal the South Pac’s hidden gems.
Samoa’s pristine shores are a safe, secure, and secluded option for adrenaline seekers, families, and couples alike. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, epic cultural experiences, rich heritage, and friendly locals, Samoa is guaranteed to enchant and surprise. Create memories of a lifetime across Samoa’s crystal-clear turquoise waters, stunning waterholes, lush rainforest trails, and pristine reefs.
Imagine your toes in the silky-white sand as you get caught up with Samoa Tourism Authority’s sales and marketing manager, Fasitau Ula.
Borders are reopening, restrictions are relaxing, and the drinks are on ice. The islands of the South Pacific are ready to welcome visitors back. It’s your turn to get ready to help your clients get there with this fun-filled webinar series (and prizes, don’t forget the prizes)!
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