Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tok Tok Vanuatu celebrates “Vanuatu cultures”

Photo of the Holiday Inn Resort, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The Vanuatu Tourism Office is getting busy preparing for the 12th Tok Tok Vanuatu event which will take place at the Holiday Inn private island from 27th to 30th August 2013. Tok Tok is Vanuatu’s  biggest tourism and trade expo held every year, steered by the VTO, with assistance from the tourism industry. The General Manager of the VTO, Ms Linda Kalpoi remarks, “Toktok Vanuatu is VTO’s signature event in partnership with the tourism industry and we are all excited to again host a wonderful event under the Theme “Vanuatu Cultures” to celebrate the uniqueness of Vanuatu’s culture and tradition”.
This year’s international delegates include 55 registered buyers across Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, USA, Europe, Asia, and several media companies. Locally, the VTO has registered 50  seller companies from Port Vila, Espiritu Santo, Tanna, and the outer islands. Next week, the VTO will assemble 30 scheduled meetings for every registered buyers and sellers to run for 1 ½ days, followed by afternoon tours and famils for buyers, giving wholesalers an opportunity to experience the range of tours that continue to appeal to Vanuatu’s tourist market. Adding to this year’s Tok Tok program are the fun filled soft outer island adventures Vanuatu is known for. Buyers  are highly encouraged to take the short flights to either Tanna or Espiritu Santo.
The VTO has organized great itineraries with the Tanna and Espiritu Santo Tourism associations; “Buyers can experience Vanuatu’s real competitive advantage by visiting Tanna or Santo ” comments Merian Numake, chairlady of the TAFEA Tourism Council. The VTO would like to wish all delegates a successful Tok Tok and acknowledges operators for the ongoing support towards the annual event. More updates coming soon.  For more information, email Allan Kalfabun VTO Marketing Manager on marketing@vanuatu.travel. Call the office on +678 22515 or +678 22685.