Go back to the enewsletter On 20 August 2015 a

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >On 20 August 2015, a group of 16 key product managers, team leaders and marketing managers from Australian wholesalers and Online Travel Agents (OTA) experienced the beauty of Vanuatu first-hand, as the destination shows it is open for business after the destruction caused by Cyclone Pam earlier this year.The itineraries were designed to showcase a large range of properties and activities available in Vanuatu by including the islands of Efate, Espiritu Santo and Tanna.Vanuatu Tourism Office’s (VTO) Australian representative Anne Morris said the trip was designed to ease the minds of those who sell Vanuatu to the Australian market.“The main aim of the trip was to instill confidence that Vanuatu has recovered from Cyclone Pam and that the group can continue to package, promote and sell with conviction and a renewed passion for the destination,” Ms Morris said.Nina Henderson, Destination Manager for Hoot Holidays said she was impressed with how Vanuatu has bounced back.“I experienced both the islands of Efate and Tanna and their quick recovery shows the true resilience of the nation. I was amazed on Tanna how little seemed to have changed since my visit two years ago. All over the country, hoteliers have chosen to see Cyclone Pam as a positive and have used the recovery time to rebuild or upgrade their properties,” Nina said.Therese Glover, Pinpoint Travel Group Product Specialist was a little more cautious with her expectations of Vanuatu. Therese said her clients had needed a bit of reassurance when considering Vanuatu but seeing it firsthand has given her the confidence to promote the destination.Sarah Beeken from Vanuatu Escapes said, “It is definitely business as usual for Vanuatu and you would never know a cyclone had wreaked so much damage just five months ago.Preceding the Australian group, wholesalers from New Zealand and New Caledonia also visited Vanuatu in an effort to build confidence in its key markets.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgThis week we cover: Prepared by PeaceTVClick on your preferred language to watch this weeks’ report:English    Spanish    Portuguese    French    Russian    Korean    Japanese 1. Special FeatureJapan, Kanagawa HJ Peace Loving FestivalPeace Road Project2. Global News Tribal Messiahship (Japan: Toyama Family Festival / Zambia: Welcome Dinner for Traditional Chiefs / Liberia, Kenya: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Blessing)Peace Projects (Kosovo: IAPP Inauguration / Central America and the Caribbean: Four National IAPP Inaugurations / DR Congo: Installation of UPF National Peace Council)Youth Projects (Philippines: 5th International Youth Assembly and Inauguration of YSP / Taiwan: Swim for True Parents)Church News (Korea: Sun Moon Continuing Education Graduate School, Sunday School Teacher Course Briefing Session / USA: International Food Festival Raises Funds for Disaster Relief)last_img read more