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Monday 29th July 2013 Issue23 Inside: VTO Out n’ About News from the office Industry News Media & Trade Events & Entertainment

Tuesday 30th July 2013 - Flag Raising Ceremony Program

8.00 am: VIPs, Invited Guests and Public assemble at Independence Park. 8.45 am: VMF Band and Parade Platoons take Position. FSM hands over Parade to Parade Adjutant. Parade Adjutant hands over to Parade Commander. 9.10 am: Arrival of Prime Minister (General Salute). 9.20 am: Arrival of President (Presidential Salute). Flag bearers receive flag. Parade march past in slow and quick march. Parade stand to attention and at ease. 9.40 am: Flag bearers march in with flag. VCC blesses flag. Raising of flag – National anthem. Prime Minister’s speech to the nation. The President leaves. The Prime Minister leaves. 11.30 am: End of flag raising ceremony. 12.00 pm Independence Cocktail (State House). 6.00 pm: Independence Ball – Coconut Palms

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Local Industry

Source : Our current membership represents over 55 properties from across the islands of Vanuatu. Smaller properties are represented through a separate organization, the Vanuatu Island Bungalows and Tourism Association. Our constitution invites full membership from all hotel and resort operators in Vanuatu. Associate membership (non voting rights) from industry related businesses are welcome. If you are interested in applying for full or associate membership please find the form here. Read more.

Island Spirit readable online

Air Vanuatu has announced that it’s inflight magazine, Island Spirit, can now be read online at www.islandspiritmagazine.c om. Air Vanuatu hopes this will allow potential holiday makers to get a bit more info about the islands and encourage them to see more on their holiday. For more info email

Hi everyone, I'm pleased to introduce myself as the new Jasons Sales Executive, responsible for the South Pacific region and I'm looking forward to making my first sales visit to Vanuatu and meeting with you in person when I conduct sales calls in Vanuatu between 01 - 10 August 2013. I will be taking the opportunity to present our new range of advertising options on the Jasons Vanuatu Visitor Map and advertising package options in the Jasons Vanuatu Visitor Guide and Online. I look forward to discussing what options best suits your business. With exciting new developments, new value adds and competitively priced packages, your business will benefit from more exposure in the Visitor Map, Visitor Guide and on the Jasons website for a whole lot less. Feel free to email me for the 2013/2014 Jasons Vanuatu sales brochure, along with the rate card. Kind regards, Kerry Lahood, Sales Executive - South Pacific Islands Email Mobile 021 622 697.

VTO Staff Out & About - What have we been up to lately? VTO visited Nasama Resort on Thursday 25th July last week. Some shots taken during the site inspection below. The VTO would like to thank Nasama Resort Management for welcoming the staff and taking the group around the property. The GM Linda Kalpoi was also busy on Friday last week, steering the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Keongin Air & Kova Tour of south Korea. Several staffers had the privilege to participate at a special workshop facilitated by Mr Uraia Rasake, the Regional Human Resources Director for Warwick International Hotels. Photos viewed below and articles on these important events which will all be featured in the next issue.

Trade & Media

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The VTO thanks Ms Galletly for featuring Vanuatu in AA Directions Magazine this month, which has just gone out to every AA Member throughout NZ.

EVENTS & festivals

Click on image cover below to download your copy of the National 30TH July Independence Booklet 2013!

EVENTS & festivals

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Vanuatu Tourism - Happy 33rd Independence Celebrations Vanuatu!

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