Tonga tourism promoted in Sydney

The Tonga Tourism had been promoted to more than 80 national tourism boards, accommodation providers, private sector members and hotels from the South Pacific region in Sydney this week.

The kingdom’s local tourism services and products were presented and  showcased during the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) 2016 which was held at Australia’s iconic Sea World Resort Convention Centre on the Gold Coast from the 20-21 May 2016.

“SPTE 2016 is the only regional tourism exchange where tourism sellers, accommodation providers, the private sector and hotels from the South Pacific will come together to do business with international buyers.”

Tomifa Paea, the chairman of the Tonga Tourism Authority board and Director of SPTO Board said the exposure the kingdom received during the event will see more international visitors travelling to the Friendly Islands.

“As the chairman of Tonga Tourism Authority, [I] was very happy with private sectors attending from Tonga to promote Tonga under their own expenses,” Paea said.

He said the Real Tonga Airline made some good deals during the annual event in an attempt to sell their domestic flight services and to bring more people to Tonga.

He said Real Tonga agent Tele Faletau “believed the SPTE will become the main travel expo to promote Tonga and the South Pacific in the future”.

The Tongan delegates were representatives from:

1. Tonga Tourism Authority
2. Real Tongan Airline
3. Teta Tours
4. Tonga Beach Resort
5. Scenic Hotel
6. Happy Kingdom Holidays

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