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Pacific Tourism Association receives $42,500 as part of the US Embassy's Economic Resilience Grants

Pacific Tourism Association receives $42,500 as part of the US Embassy's Economic Resilience Grants

By Iva Danford
Monday 28/09/2020
CEO Christopher Cocker and US Ambassador Joseph Cella.

The Pacific Tourism Organisation has received a grant of $42,500 as part of the US Embassy's Economic Resilience Grants.

CEO Christopher Cocker says this grant will allow them to work with small tourism businesses in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and Tonga to build their capacity to respond to the new reality.

Cocker says the US is an untapped tourist generating market for the pacific, offering great potential for the pacific islands.

While handing over the grant, US Ambassador Joseph Cella says the goal of this grant is to bolster local organizations and associations that are finding creative solutions to the economic adversities caused by the pandemic, with a focus on projects related to developing tourism, entrepreneurship and trade with the United States.

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