The Ministry of Trade, Tourism, Commerce and ni Vanuatu Business has successfully sent three men and one woman on a short term Tourism Management Training Course in China.
Joel Kalotiti, Martin David, Helen Garae Louis and Jacky Kamsen left for Sydney yesterday afternoon and were expected to catch a flight direct to Beijing last night.
Normally such an international flight would transit through Hong Kong Island except that the former British Colony is has been experiencing its worst political unrest for the last three months.
The Ministry wishes to thank the Chinese Embassy in Port Vila for providing the scholarships as well as helping with visa requirements for all four course attendants to travel.
The four are expected to return home at the end of three weeks.
It is hoped that their training course will provide them with the necessary skills to cater for what Chinese expect from Vanuatu, to cater for more Chinese tourists to visit the country.
It is the objective of the Department of Tourism Authorities to attract more of the 8% of Chinese tourists that visit the Pacific Region.