Land of 1000 Dancers

Land of 1000 Dancers

Post by Richard Butler | 26th April 2016 | An article by Anita Roberts with the above title has appeared in the Vanuatu Daily Post. (See extract below) This is excellent news for those wanting to move to, invest in, or do business in Vanuatu. It augers well for future development on Tanna Island, and will surely make it more attractive for tourism ventures to set up here. We applaud the government of Vanuatu and the people of Tanna for their forward thinking attitude. There is always a concern Read more [...]
World Bank: Runway OK! And here’s $59 million to make it better!

World Bank: Runway OK! And here’s $59 million to make it better!

Post by Richard Butler, Co-Editor | 21 April 2016 | A representative of the world bank has given the repairs to the Port Vila airport runway the OK for safety. He advises that the $59 million loan will require intense work within a 12 month period to design and put out to tender the further development of the two international airports in Vanuatu. The concepts are to upgrade the two main established international air access ports that have been receiving international flights for decades, making Read more [...]
Could Vanuatu Be the Best Value Choice For a Second Passport?

Could Vanuatu Be the Best Value Choice For a Second Passport?

Post by Richard Butler, Co-Editor | 20 April 2016 The prestigious online news service "Huffington Post" has come out with an article highlighting the value of a Vanuatu passport. In an article entitled "Could Vanuatu Be the Best Value Choice For a Second Passport?" Charmaine Belonio sang the praises of making this wise choice. Here is her article verbatim... In this ever-changing world we live in, you can’t always be sure about what the future holds for you, your family, business, and Read more [...]
Vanuatu tourism launching major marketing push

Vanuatu tourism launching major marketing push

Post by Richard Butler, Co-Editor | 18 April 2016                       Vanuatu Tourism Office will be launching a major marketing push in New Zealand and Australia to coincide with today's completion of emergency repairs to the country's international airport. The $US1.2 million dollar repair work, which began in late February, was carried out after safety concerns raised about the Bauerfield runway in January led to the suspension of Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand flights Read more [...]
VTO Ramps Up Promotion of Vanuatu Tourism

VTO Ramps Up Promotion of Vanuatu Tourism

By staff writer Adrian Hunter The Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) has released a new video that is designed to attract the interest of potential tourist visitors to Vanuatu. It will be used to reawaken the Australian and New Zealand market to the wonders of this 83-island nation on their doorstep. Although tourist numbers obviously took a hit after Cyclone Pam, the government is working hard - and especially through the VTO headed up by tourism industry veteran Ms Linda Kalpoi - to not only restore Read more [...]
Runway Repairs Almost Complete

Runway Repairs Almost Complete

Travel Weekly, Destinations | April 08 2016 VANUATU’S BAUERFIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT’S REPAIRS ARE 95% COMPLETE, WITH THE FINAL WORKS FOR PHASE ONE SCHEDULED TO BE FINISHED IN THE COMING WEEKS After slight delays with the shipping of materials from Fiji, the construction in Port Vila is well underway and all parties are working together to fast-track the delivery of materials to ensure it is completed as soon as possible. Fulton Hogan, the New Zealand company overseeing the repairs, Read more [...]
What to Do in Vanuatu: A Day Trip Primer.

What to Do in Vanuatu: A Day Trip Primer.

Source: Thyblackman Vanuatu is one of the most popular island destinations for Australians in search of a relaxing holiday. If you’ve already planned your visit, or you’re thinking of heading here at some point, you may be wondering what to see and do during your stay. Here are some of the top attractions, day trips and activities to keep you busy your entire stay. Yasur Volcano Want to drive up an active volcano? Well, you can when you visit Vanuatu. The place you want to head to is Read more [...]
Japan gives millions for Vanuatu port development

Japan gives millions for Vanuatu port development

  Source: Radio New Zealand‎   Japan has committed  $36 million dollars for a multi purpose wharf being built in the Vanuatu capital, Port Vila. This latest funding comes on top of $US54 million already granted for the project. The Japanese Ambassador, Takuji Hanatani, says Vanuatu will benefit from the construction of a new wharf, a container yard, an administration building and other important facilities. Mr Hanatani says Vanuatu's current port facilities have limited Read more [...]
New Vanuatu Feature Film – “Tanna”

New Vanuatu Feature Film – “Tanna”

Source:Sydney Morning Herald Tribal film ... Dain and Wawa in Tanna which depicts a controversial relationship For seven months last year, Australian filmmaker Bentley Dean and his family lived with one of the South Pacific's last traditional tribes. With regular fly-in visits from fellow director Martin Butler, they shot a feature film that dramatised the lives of the Yakel tribe in the mountainous areas of a Vanuatu island. "They still live very traditionally – hunting with bows Read more [...]
What’s new in Vanuatu: Flight Centre Expecting Post-Cycle Tourism Boost

What’s new in Vanuatu: Flight Centre Expecting Post-Cycle Tourism Boost

Source: Flight Centre A cyclone may have struck a few months ago, but a boost to tourism is well and truly back on the agenda in Vanuatu. Head of Flight Centre Australia Tom Walley says now is a great time to head to Vanuatu with all but five of its contracted hotels back up and running. “Vanuatu is back in business! Recovery efforts are moving very quickly with 85 per cent of hotels and resorts open and welcoming guests, and more than 90 per cent of the tours and activities operating Read more [...]
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