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Deputy Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Joe Natuman who is also Minister for Tourism participated in the 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on 11th to 19th of September in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

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“It is estimated that the tourism sector alone contributes approximately 65% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

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For P&O Cruise Liner, Pacific Explorer, this is its maiden voyage to Port Vila under its new name even though it had visited in the past as Dawn Princess.

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Plans are well underway to make this year’s Tok Tok Vanuatu from August 28 to September 1 in top notch, tying-in with the National Year of Agri-Tourism and International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, as recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

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In addition to the Government of New Zealand’s input of Vt1 billion towards the Vanuatu Tourism Infrastructure Project (VTIP), they are also continuing to support other tourism activities in Vanuatu to enhance the sector.

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The Executive Director of the Brussels-based Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), Ratnakar Adhikari, says tourism is immensely important and that it is one sector of the economy that touches almost every aspect of human life.

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The Melbourne (Australia) Cyclone Pam Vanuatu Benefit is hosting a “Yumi Helpem Fren Long Vanuatu” (Helping Our Friends in Vanuatu) fundraising event on Sunday, May 10 to assist in the recovery effort in Vanuatu, following tropical Cyclone Pam that caused widespread devastation on Friday 13 …

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The tourism industry of Vanuatu must acknowledge the rights of the owners of kastom and not ignore the issues of ownership and fairness, Dr. Joseph Cheer, a man who is familiar with tourism in the country says.

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The Government of Vanuatu should not take tourism in the country for granted, Joseph Cheer, an Associate Director of the Australia and International Tourism Research Unit (AITRU) at Monash University in Victoria, Australia has suggested.

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Special funding from the Royal Caribbean Cruises is going to fund the building of a new gate and four extra pollards on the Main Wharf in Port Vila to cater for one of their giant cruise liners to enter Port Vila Harbour — the Voyager of the Seas at the end of the year.

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National Coordinator of the Vanuatu Tourism Ambassador Program, Adela Aru, has clarified the aims and objectives of the ambassador program following criticisms of the program last week by Rosalie Vatu, the President of the mothers at Shanghai Handicraft Market at the seafront in Port Vila.

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