Turama Pacific Travel Group
Turama Pacific Travel Group was formed to bring together a core group of specialists to market the Cook Islands and Samoa. Members of the Turama Pacific Travel Group are DMCK - Destination Management Cook Islands, Island Hopper Vacations Ltd., Tipani Tours Ltd., Raro Tours Ltd., Weddings Cook Islands, and Island Hopper Vacations Samoa Ltd.
Turama Pacific Travel Group supports like-minded suppliers and business partners working together to create a reliable, trustworthy partnership through all their marketing initiatives across the travel industry. The group offers online booking technology, and dedicated market representatives. They aim to develop tourism and at the same time protect the environment. In 2019 they introduced reusable water bottles for guests and thereby eliminated over 200.000 plastic water bottles.
Role in programme(s):
Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Platforms
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Turama Pacific Travel Group commits to:
- Encouraging its affiliated organisations and business or partner to join the GTPI and improving its environmental practices.
- Advising and guiding affiliated organisations and businesses or partners to better manage plastics in their operations by highlighting their membership of the GTPI with the government and among regional bodies such as the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Tourism Industry Council they are part of and promoting the removal of plastic.
- Communicating regularly with the 400+ wholesalers and travel agencies they are working with and sharing with them the successes realized within the GTPI as well as within the framework of the Mana Tiaki accreditation that involved compliance with Green Initiatives set by its tourism body.
Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism
The future or our little Country and in a bigger context, the South Pacific, relies on a sustainable economy. To achieve that we must continue to lead our people down a path of sustainable Tourism development, continuing to focus on what we can do to improve our environment and cease damaging practices