For release: Vanuatu Tourism Office Australia hosted a dedicated Travel Managers famil in Vanuatu week before last, showcasing the islands of Efate, Espiritu Santo and Tanna. The famil was supported by VTO, Air Vanuatu and the industry to highlight the very best of Vanuatu as well as the abundance of activities available. The 13 Travel Managers stayed at properties in Port Vila; Warwick Le Lagon; Iririki Island Resort and Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. Half the group stayed at Tanna Lodge on Tanna and the other half stayed at Oyster Island Resort on Espiritu Santo for one night. The exciting, jam-packed famil saw the agents undertake site inspections, sample cuisine at different resorts and restaurants, try the off road buggy riding in Port Vila as well as visit the popular Mele Cascades. On the outer islands they took in the mighty Mount Yasur volcano on Tanna and stunning blue holes and waterfalls on Espiritu Santo.
Christine Ashton from Personal Travel Manager writes, “Thank you so much for taking me on the famil, I had a wonderful time, met fantastic people, tried new and exciting things, learnt so much about amazing Vanuatu and basically had a ball. It was a great famil, for me the experience was worth so much more than just reading about it. The doing and seeing just can’t be beat it. I have a whole new perception on Vanuatu and will be highly recommending it to clients, family and friends.” The Vanuatu Tourism Office thanks all industry members who were assisted in the famil. In the picture, from left to right: Julie Anderson, Travel Managers head office; Anne Morris VTO Australia; Nicole Scalongne; Christine Ashton; Alister Pardew; Karen Doyle; Michelle Srzich; Julie Smith; Debra Bean; Kari Boys; Jeanette Dickson; Toni Mees; Matthew Halloan; Michelle Schulze.