Tuesday, November 5, 2013

VTO hosts top media professionals from China in Vanuatu famil

The Vanuatu Tourism Office facilitated itineraries of a dozen top travel writers and media personnels from China who were in Vanuatu from 26th to 29th October, and left with smiles and well wishes to return again, and plenty of stories to share about Vanuatu in China.  
The republic of China, through its China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), invites annually South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) members, and this year they have chosen Vanuatu, to be included in their main travel show which is only evident that China wants to strengthen its relationships and ties with its Pacific island neighbors seriously.  The Vanuatu government and the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) recognize the importance of the Chinese tourism market identified as a key emerging market for the destination. With the latest statistics, there has been an overall increase in Chinese tourists visiting Vanuatu within the last 5 years which has showed a phenominal +441% increase.  The media personnels were in Port Vila and Tanna for a week.

The Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) Board and Management acknowledge the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), the Chinese Embassy in Vanuatu, Fiji Airways,  IFC/ World Bank,  Vanuatu Financial Service Commission  for the support and we thank our friends from China medias who were able to come and experience and promote Vanuatu.  

The VTO extends its acknowledgement also to the industry colleagues  for their support in the famil Air Vanuatu, Atmosphere Tours & Transfers, Tanna Evergreen Resort & Tours, Evergreen Tours Ltd, Holiday Inn resort, Warwick Le Lagon Resort & Spa, Whitegrass Ocean Resort, Ekasup Cultural Village, The Summit Gardens, Tanna Coffee Factory, and The Havannah Resort. 

Photo caption: Vanuatu’s Chinese Ambassador and his wife, Ambassador H.E. Xie Bohua and Mrs. Zhao Yan, the World Bank representative,  Mr Sebastien Bador, SPTO rep, translator and chinese media delegates pose for a group photo at the Holiday Inn Resort.