8 May 2018

Indigenous people urged to engage more with Pacific tourism

From , 5:02 am on 8 May 2018

The head of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation says strengthening the participation of local communities and indigenous people in tourism development is the key to offering unique travel experiences.

Christopher Cocker says culture is at the centre of what is on offer in the Pacific.

He told Jenny Meyer a recent international meeting highlighted the need for indigenous people to have more of a voice in the way tourism is planned and developed.

Tourism staff in Fiji greet visitors to their resort in the Yasawa Islands

Tourism staff in Fiji greet visitors to their resort in the Yasawa Islands Photo: Kate Livingstone