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Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A selection of agents from the Flight Centre Group were hosted by Vanuatu Tourism Office, Infinity Holidays and Air Vanuatu last week, showcasing Vanuatu’s recovery following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam earlier this year.
This was the first Australian travel agents famil since the Cyclone crossed Vanuatu’s path and agents were able to see firsthand how Australia’s favourite holiday destination has bounced back stronger than ever.
Vanuatu Tourism Office’s (VTO) Australian representative, Anne Morris, said the people of Vanuatu have been working tirelessly to repair damage done by Cyclone Pam and reopen their hotels, businesses and tours and the famil was a great opportunity to highlight this.
“Over half of the resorts and restaurants in Port Vila are now open to guests, Espiritu Santo remains fully operational, with no damage sustained and even Tanna, which was affected quite significantly, has reopened selected accommodation and tours.
“This famil has enabled front line agents to see the recovery efforts for themselves and how tourism is key to ensuring the full recovery cycle is fulfilled,” Ms Morris said.
A highlight of the trip included an island tour with a difference where participants provided a helping hand to special needs children as part of the work done by the Vanuatu Society of Disabled People. They also stopped by Eton Primary and Epule Village School delivering educational goods and supplies. Agents were hosted by Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Poppys on the Lagoon.
Anyone who has holidayed in Vanuatu previously is encouraged to share their Vanuatu holiday snaps on social media with the hashtags #DiscoverVanuatu and to also book their next holiday to Vanuatu.