The signing – which they lauded as being “in the spirit of co-operation” - underpins both organisations’ vision towards developing a sustainable framework to drive the value and strength of tourism in the Pacific region.
“The South Pacific Tourism Organisation is excited to be working with Fexco Pacific and leveraging our organisations resources, networks, membership and experiences to progress areas of common interest for the development and growth of tourism in the region, where currency exchange and cross-boundary payments are important for travellers and tourism businesses,” said SPTO chief Chris Cocker.
Fexco Pacific is a leading financial services company in the Pacific with operations in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, American Samoa, East Timor, Cooks Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati.
It has its own currency exchange brand No1Currency and is the largest network agent of Western Union in the Pacific.
“Fexco Pacific is keen to collaborate with SPTO and its members to serve and grow the tourism industry in the Pacific. We wish to add value to the great work being done by SPTO in driving more value to the tourism community.
“Our desire is to deliver enhanced convenience and tangible benefits to stakeholders in the tourism ecosystem,” said Fexco CEO, Chris Wilby.
The partnership between the two organisations is anticipated to aid SPTO in assisting its private sector membership through enhanced value for money benefits and services to support sustainable tourism business development.