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Thursday 7th March 2013 Issue 12 Feature News from the office Staff Out n Abouts Industry News Trade and Media Website Newcomer Events & Entertainment Advertisement

Editor/Publisher: VTO Host online: Issuu.com Design: VTO Photo credits: VTO, Allan Power Dive Tours, Pacific Island Living, Baywatch. ŠAll rights reserved. This electronic magazine may not be reproduced in any form, in whole, or part, without the consent of the publisher. The VTO can not be held liable for any information contained in the advertisements. COPYRIGHT: VANUATU TOURISM OFFICE

Vanuatu Tourism Office, PO Box 209, Port Vila, Vanuatu. Ph (678) 22515 / 22685. Web www.vanuatu.travel Email tourism@vanuatu.travel


News from the office Vanuatu promotes meetings and incentives in Australia The VTO Australia Office attended AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives Meetings Expo) in Melbourne on the 26 and 27 February to meet with key conference, incentives and meetings organisers and promote Vanuatu as the destination to hold its next events. VTO conducted over 30 pre-scheduled appointments with qualified buyers from Australia and New Zealand over the two days. The VTO stand partners, who also conducted appointments, were Air Vanuatu, Holiday inn Resort Vanuatu, Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Iririki Island Resort. Picture left to right: Geraldine Tari, Holiday inn Resort Vanuatu; Paul Forbes, Air Vanuatu; Lynda Canning, Iririki Island Resort; Thomas Tait, Holiday Inn Resort Vnauatu; Anne Morris VTO Australia; Liza Walsh, Warwick Le Lagon.

Tour De Monde Korea here last week Last week, Mr Byung Gu Yeo, Editor-in-Chief and Ms Kee-Hwa Hong, Photographer arrived in Port Vila on a famil to write for Tour De Monde Korea. The couple were on Efate and Tanna. The Tour De Monde is a guide to travel destinations magazine. It excels in informing readers about different trends, lifestyle and cultures around the globe and thus creating dialogue between diverse sections of society. The readers of Tour de Monde are high-end consumers between the ages of 20 to 30. They are best Platinum Card members of BC Card. BC Card is South Korea's biggest credit card company and it is named "BC" for Bank & Credit. THE BC, a monthly subsidiary magazine of Tour de Monde were credited for only the best Platinum Card members, ie. 120,000 readers of Tour de Monde’s . Tour de Monde's circulation is quite extensive including 520,000 military networks, 10,000 through the Korean Air Business/Prestige Class, and Korean Air booking counter and 30,000 to the general public, Bank VIP lounge, Beauty shops, hotels, and bookstore encouraging good promotions for Vanuatu in Korea.

VTO Webmaster Notice to Industry Members The VTO would like to advise all members listed on the VTO website www.vanuatu.travel that from 18-29 March 2013, the webmaster will be cross checking every listing on the website to make sure that products in the website are current members of their tourism association. On this, can all tourism associations email through their 2013-2014 membership listing by 15th March. If an accommodation or tour operator listed on the website is not a paid up member of its tourism association, the product will be removed until membership fees are paid to their association. Association committees please advise members of this important notice so all outstanding are met by your members.

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Top images left to right: Nancy Kalorib, Secretary to Marketing Manager, out and about with her korean famil last week, and Anne Morris (VTO Australia rep) teams up with Industry members at AIME.


Local Industry

Website Newcomer Allan Power Dive Tours

Pacific Island Living Launches Online Magazine

The Vanuatu-produced South Pacific lifestyle magazine Pacific Island Living is set to launch an online version, its editor Tiffany Carroll has announced. After two issues, the magazine has expanded its distribution throughout the South Pacific and South East Asia and is now set to go even further with the online edition. Read more.

Allan Power Dive Tours is located in the main town, Luganville on the Island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. A true pacific paradise with warm tropical waters and world class diving including one of the best wreck dives in the world. Dive the world-class dive site of the SS President Coolidge with Vanuatu's premier dive operation. Visit Allan Power Dive here. Email apower@vanuatu.com.vu , Ph. +678 36822. Visit www.allan-power-santo.com

Vanuatu Chefs and Food Handlers Association News Salon Culinaire 21st – 25th October 2013

Baywatch Restaurant

The VCHFA has announced the inaugral Salon Culinaire which will be held on Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October 2013. The Vanuatu Chefs Association will be sending out the class criteria and registration forms before April 1st allowing interested participants and chefs plenty of time to plan classes and rosters. The association has a face book page. View and ‘like’ www.facebook.com/VanuatuChefs . For more information, email president@vanuatuchefs.com

Events & Festivals Websites for Upcoming Events For the upcoming swim events scheduled to take place on 15th and 17th June visit the following websites: http://www.oceanswims.com http://www.swimvanuatu.com http://www.vanuatuswim.com


Events & Festivals


Entertainment

Friday 8th March 2013 International Women Day The day will highlight women’s creativity & art at Alliance Française. From 05.00pm, arts exhibition grand opening at the French Cultural Center. Mauna, the women only stringband, will entertain the public. From 06.30pm, Mars Melto concert from Grace Mera Molisa lyrics, at Alliance Francaise, Port-Vila, Efate Island. For more information:

Visit www.alliancefr.vu . Phone +678 22 947.


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