About SPTE



The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) brings to you the 6th South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) which will be held on;

Date: 9th and 10th May, 2019

Venue: Grand Millennium Auckland, New Zealand.

The 2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange is co-hosted by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation and New Zealand Māori Tourism.

The South Pacific Tourism Exchange is timed to enable buyers and sellers to attend the following events:

  • Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 8 – 12 April, 2019 in Perth;
  • Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (TRENZ) from 13 – 16 May, 2019 in Rotorua
  • Fijian Tourism Expo from 22 – 24 May, 2019 in Denarau.

SPTE, once again, offers you a unique kaleidoscope of pristine, exotic, and uncrowded, under discovered and distinct cultures and traditions of beautiful Pacific Island and Māori tourism experiences, all in one place.

We welcome you to meet, engage and forge lasting and fruitful relationships with international travel and trade partners from across the globe (Australia, New Zealand, United States, Europe, UK, Asia).

Don’t miss out on this opportunity!



The concept of the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) was born due to the need to offer a one-stop shop to you, our valued international travel partners to meet our regional tourism products and suppliers from the islands. It offers the convenience of meeting all Pacific island destinations and a cost-effective platform for our Pacific Island partners to travel from all corners of the Pacific Ocean to Auckland, New Zealand to exchange their exciting products to you, our international buyers from all across the globe.

The SPTO successfully launched and executed a regional tourism and trade event for the Pacific islands and its first South Pacific Tourism Exchange in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2014.

The SPTE 2019 is targeting 90 international buyers to meet and network with over 90 tourism operators (National tourism offices, ITOs, regional airlines, hotel operators, tour and excursion operators etc) from SPTO’s 19 Pacific Island member countries including American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Niue, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Rapanui Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna.



As a registered BUYER, SPTE 2019 presents to you the following opportunities:

  • Direct marketing appointments with exhibitors representing Pacific Islands hotels/resorts, inbound tour operator, airline and other key tourism partners;
  • In-depth product training;
  • Strengthening partnership with key Pacific Islands and New Zealand tourism operators;
  • Adding value to your participation at ATE and/or TRENZ 2019; and
  • Most importantly, a means to help growing your business to the South Pacific.

For registered SELLERS, SPTE 2019 offers the following opportunities:

  • Access to up to 75 international wholesalers and tour operators enthusiastic about growing their business into the South Pacific;
  • Media and PR exposure through the SPTE media programme;
  • Market intelligence and growth strategy feedback via pre-scheduled appointments; and
  • Strengthening of network with travel and tourism partners from around the region.


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