About Kiribati National Tourism Office

The Kiribati National Tourism Office (KNTO) is the Tourism Division of the Ministry of Information, Communications, Transport & Tourism Development responsible for the overall planning and development of tourism in Kiribati. KNTO works closely with its partners and the private sector to encourage travelers to visit Kiribati and spend time exploring the country.

KNTO Mission Statement and Objectives

Our 20 year Vision, Our Dream:

“For Kiribati to become a leading and sustainable tourism destination”

Our Mission:

  • to increase average number of visitors arrival from 5,000 to 50,000
  • to propel the tourism sector as the key engine of growth through providing and maximizing wide range of tourism products and services to give an authentic experience to visitors
  • to focus on sustainable tourism development activities which are cultural, historical and environmental friendly

Our Goals:

  • Increase and retain visitation
  • Preserve our Culture, our History and our Environment
  • Become a premier Tourism destination

Our Plan:

  • Develop and Maximize Tourism Products & Services
  • Adopt a Clean- Green- Blue Tourism Model
  • Increase and focus on Marketing and Promotion
  • Build Tourism and Hospitality Human Resource Capacity
  • Promote a Tourism Culture

Our Way Forward: To improve and invest in the following four areas:

  • Product Development & Investment
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Education & Training
  • Marketing & Communications

“Pull all Resources and Efforts together to build a better Tourism for all”