SPTO inks MOU with FEXCO Pacific

SPTO chief executive officer Chris Cocker, left, with FEXCO chief executive officer Chris Wilby after signing the agreement at the FEXCO office in Auckland, New Zealand. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has inked an agreement with FEXCO Pacific in a bid to better serve and grow the tourism industry in the Pacific.

The two organisation recently formalised the agreement in the form a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the FEXCO office in Auckland, New Zealand.

According to a statement from SPTO, the signing underpins both organisations’ vision towards a strategic cooperation focused on developing a sustainable framework that is mutually beneficial and in establishing appropriate conditions to drive the value and strength of tourism in the Pacific region.

The partnership between the two organisations is anticipated to aid SPTO in assisting its private sector membership through enhanced value for money benefits and services to support sustainable tourism business development.

“SPTO is excited to be working with FEXCO Pacific and leveraging our organisations resources, networks, membership and experiences to progress areas of common interest for the development and growth of tourism in the region, where currency exchange and cross-boundary payments are important for travellers and tourism businesses” said SPTO chief executive officer Chris Cocker said.

FEXCO Pacific is a leading financial services company in the Pacific with operations in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, American Samoa, East Timor, Cooks Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati.

“FEXCO Pacific is keen to collaborate with SPTO and its members to serve and grow the tourism industry in the Pacific.

“We wish to add value to the great work being done by SPTO in driving more value to the tourism community,” said FEXCO chief executive officer Chris Wilby.

“Our desire is to deliver enhanced convenience and tangible benefits to stakeholders in the tourism ecosystem.”

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