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Pacific Island countries have new cruise development strategy

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Pacific Island countries have agreed to develop a Pacific Cruise Development Strategy that will assist them develop their cruise tourism strategies.

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According to the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), this will assist line ministers, government ministries and authorities, donors and development partners to determine appropriate investments in infrastructure and the necessary upgrades and improvements needed for their cruise strategy.

This was agreed at the Pacific Cruise Strategy Forum organised by the SPTO in Melbourne, Australia, The Fiji Times reports.

"The purpose of the forum was to hear directly from our regional stakeholders on their insights into the development of the Pacific Regional Cruise Development Strategy (PRCDS) 2015-2019, which is expected to be completed in November 2015," SPTO chief executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi said.

The SPTO organised the forum to coincide with the two-day South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) that is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the June 19-20.

"This forum is an effective consultation process with our National Tourism Offices and government board members on the way forward for the PRCDS."

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