Revolutionising Pacific Payments Webinar Series

About the Project

The webinar series aims to introduce Kovena and Hotel Link Pay to the Pacific Island Countries hospitality and accommodation sector while also addressing familiar industry pain points such as the ‘one size fits all’ approach by traditional banking institutions, the variance found in service fees, frequently required large security bonds and lengthy set-up lead times.

The Online Payment Solutions webinar firstly took place in 2021 and hosted over 80 participants from across Fiji’s travel and tourism sector. As part of PTI Australia’s Digital Tourism program, the highly successful webinar addressed familiar industry pain points such as the rigidity of traditional banking solutions, variance found in service fees, large security bonds and lengthy set-up lead times.

In 2022, the webinar was reproposed to Fiji (five participants) and extended to Cook Islands (four participants), Kiribati (two participants), Palau (two participants), Samoa (one participant), Solomon Islands (two participants), Tonga (one participant), and Vanuatu (one participant).

More information can be found here, and in PTI Australia’s Annual reports for 2021 and 2022.

Start and End Date

Not Available

Geographical Focus

Pacific Region

Main Beneficiary

Private Sector



Budget ($)


Implementing Agency

PTI Australia

Contact Person

Onorina Fugawai
Tourism Manager

Policy Area

PA5. Electronic Payment Solutions

Strategic Output

5.1. Non-bank digital payment solutions for E-commerce are deployed across the Pacific.


5.1.6 Launch a region-wide advocacy campaign on the advantages of digital payment solutions, and their implications for E-commerce adoption and digital financial inclusion (banking the unbanked)

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