Bringing the Pacific into view for Chinese tourists

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) China has teamed up with China’s leading Travel Channel to film a US$350,000 series of promotions of Pacific Island destinations that will go to air later this year.

PTI China’s Beijing based Tourism Manager Vivienne Song organised an itinerary for the film crew that has included Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tonga, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Samoa, supported by the National Tourism Organisations in each country.

Travelling with the film crew is Arthur Chance, the famous world traveller TV host with more than one million followers on China’s social media platform Weibo (China’s equivalent to Twitter).

Last week the team filmed in Fiji, famous in China as a honeymoon destination and an emerging destination for young, adventurous travellers seeking experiences as fly boarding, hover boarding, heli-tours, quad bikes and zipline tours.  Fiji is not just for romance, but for fun too.

This week the film crew is in Samoa.

They popped across to Savaii Island to witness the impressive natural wonders of the Saleaula lava fields, the famous Alofaaga blowholes and to take a dip under the picturesque Afu Aau waterfall, one of the iconic tourist sites of not just Samoa but also the whole of the South Pacific.