Meet 7 South Pacific Destinations ALL in one place!

Plus over 40 South Pacific Suppliers/Operators!

SPF40 is the "all in ONE place" South Pacific training event dedicated to the education of the South Pacific travel and tourism industry. Established by the National Tourism offices (NTO) of 7 South Pacific destinations - Cook Islands, Fiji, Kingdom of Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tahiti, and Vanuatu this event provides educational training and networking opportunities for Retail Travel Agents, South Pacific Supplier/Operators and North American Tour Operators.

SPF40 will be held from October 10-12, 2013 at the Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, California.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

5:30pm - 9pm
Travel Agent Event – Tradeshow & Dinner Presentation

Friday, October 11, 2013

Noon -1:30pm
Media Luncheon (off-site)
1pm - 5pm
Product Appointments between TO Buyers & Supplier/Operators
5:30pm- 9:30pm
Tour Operator Welcome Dinner & Training Rotations by Supplier/Operators

Saturday, October 12, 2013

8am - 5pm
Tour Operator Training continues
6:30pm -10:00pm
Closing Celebration

Retail Travel Agent Tradeshow

The Retail Travel Agent training event will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Approximately 100-120 retail travel agents from the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. In addition to the tradeshow of participating Supplier/Operators, the tourism offices will hold a destination presentation and dinner.

Product Appointments with Tour Operator

Meeting space for Suppliers and Tour Operator product managers is provided to participants. Contact information for the Supplier/Operators and Tour Operator product managers are exchanged. Either party may contact the other to set up Product Appointments. The parties determine the appointments and the length of your appointments.

Tour Operator Training

The Tour Operator training event is a day and half of intense training that gives the participating Supplier/Operators the opportunity to educate Tour Operator Reservation and Sales staff on their products and how to better sell them in 10-minute, small group, rotating format. We expect approximately 80 Tour Operator reservation and sales staff.

Additionally, the NTO’s will host a media luncheon and the Participating Supplier/Operators may submit a press release for inclusion in the media kit. To top it all off, all participating Supplier/Operators and Tour Operators are invited to attend the SPF40 Closing Celebration!

Attending Tour Operators

Our current roster of Tour Operators planning to attend SPF40 is outlined below. It is likely to increase in the next few weeks.

  • Tahiti Legends
  • South Seas Adventures
  • Pacific Destination Center
  • Pacific
  • Tahiti Travel Mate
  • Swain Tours
  • Goway Travel
  • Reef & Rainforest
  • Pleasant Holidays /Journese
  • Outdoor Travel Adventures
  • South Pacific Island Travel
  • Aspire Down Under
  • Air New Zealand
  • Costco Travel
  • Down Under Answers
  • Down Under Endeavours
  • Springboard Vacations
  • Stella Travel Service
  • Classic Vacations
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Interested in Sponsoring Opportunities?

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please advise if you wish to sponsor one of the activities during SPF 40.