Friday, June 8, 2012

Vanuatu Tour Operators Association at ACP EU Meeting

Media release June 9, 2012: Since the Annual General Meeting in April, the VTOA Executive has been encouraging all tour Operators who are not yet members of their Association to join. The results have been gratifying, and the VTOA welcomes Aquaventures Ltd, Air Safaris, Belleview Adventure Ranch, Island Time Kayaking, Neava Tours, Sandy Beach Tours, Trek Vanuatu, and Vanuatu Game Fishing as new Members. The executive is excited about the opportunity extended to the VTOA to have a presence at next weeks’ African Caribbean Pacific/European Union (ACP/EU) Conference to be held at Le Lagon Resort and Spa. The VTOA will be joining the Department of Tourism, Vanuatu Tourism Office and the VHRA to showcase our destination during the international meeting scheduled for next week. The Executive is calling for members who may be able to spare some time manning the booth to please contact Tony on president@toursvanuatu.com.

Plans continue for the VTOA’s involvement in Tok Tok Vanuatu 2012, with a number of members coming forward to offer tours, free of charge, to the visiting wholesalers who will be visiting Vanuatu in August. Whilst wholesalers usually choose not to buy direct from individual tour operators, the President of VTOA, Tony Houlahan, says “this is an important item in the yearly calendar of events held in Vanuatu, and is an excellent opportunity to promote what our members have to offer in the way of tours & activities – lots of “must do” things to increase the enjoyment of our visitors to Vanuatu”. The VTOA can be contacted by sending an email to Charmaine at secretary@toursvanuatu.com   or by phoning Tony on +678 7778561.