|VTO staff and reps pose infront of Asco bus, generously offered to the VTO to be used during Tok Tok week. Thanks Asco!|
The Vanuatu Tourism Office and the Tok Tok Vanuatu Committee wishes to thank all industry members, event sponsors and partners for the tremendous support towards another successful Tok Tok Vanuatu from 27th to 31st August 2012.
This year, the Tok Tok Vanuatu organizing committee marked the beginning of a new decade with the inaugural of a new concept moving away from the traditional booth style meetings to being out and about on a mega famil providing an array of options for international buyers and media companies, 64 delegates in total from Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Europe, Asia, and the United States, to experience and “Discover What Matters in Vanuatu”.
The General Manager of VTO Ms. Linda Kalpoi stated that the new concept proved to be successful which has allowed Vanuatu’s wholesalers and travel writers to effectively and efficiently promote, package and sell Vanuatu as an exotic destination that is ready to welcome guests with memoriable experiences and unique culture rather than just a product of another destination in the South Pacific.
During the week long event, well over 40 wholesalers and 8 travel writers travelled to Tanna and Espiritu Santo which has rippled exciting feedback from the likes of visiting authentic cultural villages and experiencing an adrenalin rush atop Mount Yasur on Tanna, to diving the President Coolidge and relaxing in one of the world’s most pristine crystal blue holes in the island of Espiritu Santo.
Vanuatu’s sellers or local tourism businesses, a total of 104 this year, as well as buyers and overseas media professionals, have ended Tok Tok on very high notes over the new twist to its mega famil concept. The VTO Board & Management have received positive feedback across the board with all buyers having the confidence to package Vanuatu as a preferred destination. The Tok Tok Committee along with the VTO will decide on next year’s concept after compiling and analysing all feedbacks and comments on this year’s Tok Tok.
The Vanuatu Tourism Office & Tok Tok Vanuatu committee would like to thank in particular Tok Tok’s ongoing major sponsor the ANZ Bank, and Air Vanuatu, Evergreen Tours and Transfers, Holiday Inn Resort, Airports Vanuatu, Vanuatu Hotels and Resorts Association, Vanuatu Tour Operators Association, South Pacific Tourism Organization, Virgin Australia, Aore Island Resort, Asco Motors, Azure Pure Water, Beachfront Resort, Breakas Beach Resort, Chantillys on the Bay, Deco Stop Lodge, Entani Company Ltd, Espiritu Santo Tourism Association, Fatumaru Lodge, Grand Hotel & Casino, Hotel Santo, Iririki Island Resort & Spa, Nasama Resort, Oyster Island Resort , Paradise Cove Resort, Port Vila Municipality, Starfish Cove Resort , Sun Productions, Tafea Tourism Council, Tanna Evergreen Resort , Tanna Lodge, Telecom Vanuatu Ltd, The Havannah, The Melanesian Port Vila, Top Signs, Unelco, Vanuatu Beverage, Vanuatu Brewery, Vanuatu Post, Vila Handprints, Village de Santo, Warwick Le Lagon Resort & Spa, and Whitegrass Ocean Resort.