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Travel Information Now In Chinese

South Pacific travel specialists can now access all their training material and modules in both English and Chinese language but on a specially designed website for Chinese travel agents The
04 Oct 2014 12:43
Travel Information Now In Chinese
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development Environment and Waterways Mahendra Reddy with some women from the Senidilo women’s group and government officials at Saqani Village on December 13,2019. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua.

South Pacific travel specialists can now access all their training material and modules in both English and Chinese language but on a specially designed website for Chinese travel agents
The new website was an initiative of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation which, through European Union funding the website was designed and updated in mainland China for this purpose.
The Pacific Islands Trade and Invest (PITI) arm of the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat based in Beijing, China worked closely last month with the SPTO to ensure the development of the website.
SPTO chief executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi said: “China is the world’s largest outbound tourism market with 98.19 million Chinese travelling abroad in 2013.
“That’s an increase of 18 per cent compared to the year 2012, with the outbound expenditure reaching $128.7 billion USD, an increase of 26.8 per cent over 2012”.
Our latest second quarterly survey showed that the Chinese source market for the Pacific had grown 84 per cent from the second quarter 2013 to 12,679 in this second quarter for 2014.
Mr Vuidreketi said: “Statistics from the same report continue to show more growth from source markets in the Asia/Pacific region than any other region in the world so meeting the demands of this fast growing source market is inevitable.
“So our partnership with the European Union has shown a demand for more programmes that are tailored to suit the demands of the markets we service – like the growing Chinese middle class.
“We are proud now to provide our region and our 15 Pacific African Caribbean Pacific nations with this new website which should further enhance our position in this important source market.”
SPTO hopes to launch the website officially later in the year.
The Specialist website in Chinese language can be accessed on the following link: www.southpacificspecialist.org/cn
Lately Melbourne based Qantas Holidays travel agent Jessica Cox won an eight nights holiday to top resorts in Fiji last month, in a competition aimed at luring more travel agents to become accredited South Pacific Travel Specialists.
“I would recommend the program to anyone wanting to really get to know the Pacific, it gives that extra information that helps you give your clients the best holiday possible in an amazing part of our world,” Ms Cox said.

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