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Online registrations open for tourism exchange event

Monika Singh
Friday, December 08, 2017

ONLINE registrations are now open for buyers and sellers for the 2018 South Pacific Tourism Exchange that will be held on April 12 and 13 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Australia.

A statement from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation said the SPTE was the biggest tourism trade event in the region, which had grown in both size and reputation, attracting more buyers and sellers each year.

It said the SPTE had continued to grow with wholesale buyers from Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, UK and emerging markets of Asia — China, Korea, Singapore expected to attend.

In its fifth year, the SPTE is expected to bring together tourism operators from 16 Pacific Island countries and international travel wholesalers and agencies for two days of scheduled business appointments.

According to the SPTO online registrations opened on Friday, November 24 and will remain open for 12 weeks, closing on February 8, 2018.

The SPTE will be held prior to the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) which is from April 13 to 19, 2018 at the same venue.

Buyers who register for the event will get the chance to choose from the unique kaleidoscope of pristine, exotic, and uncrowded, under discovered and distinct cultures and traditions of 17 beautiful Pacific Island destinations, all under one roof.

SPTE participants also includes international travel media who partake in a designated media networking session where they network with the SPTE sellers

SPTO which organises the annual event is aiming for up to 75 buyers and the 70 sellers this year, with "Early Bird Specials" on offer for its private sector members.

For sellers, the standard registration fee is $4250 per exhibitor/seller. Early bird specials are available for SPTO Pacific Premium members who pay $3825; Pacific Jewel members pay $3952.50; Pacific Star pay $4037.50; and Pacific Pearl pay $4122.50. For buyers, the standard registration fees is $F400 per person.

To register for SPTE 2018, visit or contact SPTE Secretariat on

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