BSP recommits partnership with SPTE

BSP's Lawrence Munia (left) and BSP's Head of Marketing Nirdesh Singh (right) with South Pacific Tourism Organization CEO Chris Cocker at today's press conference. Picture: RAMA

BSP's Lawrence Munia (left) and BSP's Head of Marketing Nirdesh Singh (right) with South Pacific Tourism Organization CEO Chris Cocker at today's press conference. Picture: RAMA

Update: 2:41PM THE South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) being the region’s biggest tourism event received a major boost today after Bank South Pacific (BSP) recommitted itself as major partners.

The partnership between BSP and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) – the organisers of SPTE – is part of a three-year commitment towards supporting the event. 

This year, BSP has committed about $55,000 towards supporting the fifth SPTE event scheduled for April 13-17, 2018, in Adelaide, Australia. 

According to SPTO chief executive officer Chris Cocker, the partnership with BSP that was initiated in 2016 was a big boost towards the SPTE event 

“BSP has been our major partner for SPTE, which has been since 2014 when it was in Auckland,” Mr Cocker said.

The tourism trade event that aims to promote South Pacific tourism will this year feature 59 buyers from 13 countries, ranging from Australia right through to our long-haul markets of China, Korea, Hong Kong and India. 

Also, 50 sellers from the Pacific region have been confirmed for the event. 

The SPTE will be held prior to the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) from April 13-17 at the same venue – Adelaide Convention Centre.

Meanwhile, BSP head of marketing Nirdesh Singh said as a regional bank, they were honoured to be a strong partner in the SPTE event.