Tourism Market Recovery Stands at Vt180 million

Action Shot: Left to right: VTO Chairman Paul Fred, VTO General Manager Linda Kalpoi, Deputy PM and Minister of Tourism, Joe Natuman and DG of Tourism Marokon Alilee at launch - By Len Garae

Action Shot: Left to right: VTO Chairman Paul Fred, VTO General Manager Linda Kalpoi, Deputy PM and Minister of Tourism, Joe Natuman and DG of Tourism Marokon Alilee at launch – By Len Garae

Post By Richard Butler |  June 20th 2016

Tourism is of great importance in these days not only for Vanuatu also for the whole world.  The tourism market contributes to the World’s 11% GDP and for Vanuatu it is as high as 40%. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Joe Natuman said on the Chantilly’s project launching event of Tourism campaign that ‘Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the World today.

Since Independence the cost of tourism marketing stood around Vt180 million of which Australia and New Zealand have made their most contributions of Vt110 million while the Government contributed Vt70 million, also the private sector contributed Vt7 million.

DPM Intv: Left to right: VTO Chairman Paul Fred, VTO General Manager Linda Kalpoi, Deputy PM and Minister of Tourism Joe Natuman and DG of Tourism Marokon Alilee at launch - By Len Garae

DPM Intv: Left to right: VTO Chairman Paul Fred, VTO General Manager Linda Kalpoi, Deputy PM and Minister of Tourism Joe Natuman and DG of Tourism Marokon Alilee at launch – By Len Garae

Tourism campaigns are being held at different locations around Australia and New Zealand promoting Vanuatu as a desirable destination.

With the improvement of tourism in Vanuatu, the Pacific Island nation is going to be benefited in many ways and it will also boost the recovery from last year’s impact due to Cyclone Pam.   The people of Vanuatu will get jobs and a way of income from the tourism industry from the shops, resorts, taxi, etc.  Also the reopening of the Airlines paved an easy way for the tourists to visit Vanuatu.

 

Richard Butler

Besides Co-Editor here, Richard is Co-Editor at EscapeArtist.com/vanuatu and has written a popular book on Vanuatu, How the WTO Will Change Vanuatu and How You Can Escape to this South Pacific Island Paradise available on Amazon.com.
Richard is a Resort and residential property developer, marketer, and project construction manager who fell in love with the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu and for 3 years 2012 to May 2015 has been a successful Trade Commissioner for the Republic of Vanuatu. So successful that the government reappointed him in April 2017 for a further 3-year term!

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