by Jolene Toves
Guam - The South Pacific Tourism Organization has partnered with the secretariat of the Pacific communities and the University of Guam's Pacific Islands Small Business Development Network to conduct training that will assist public and private sectors.
South Pacific tourism marketing manager Petero Manufolau said, "What we are doing is providing training the different critical areas in particular for business development for each participant to be trained in these areas so that they can go back to each of their states and conduct training."
Focusing on capacity building in the tourism and export businesses, the workshop covers marketing, quality assurance and business development train the trainer modules. Funded under the 10th European Development Fund of the European Union, the workshop is the first one in the North Pacific and invited participants from around the North Pacific including the FSM, Palau and the Marshall Islands.