2017 has been declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), reflecting the strong commitment of the tourism sector to achieving the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), adopted by governments in 2015.
Deputy Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Joe Natuman who is also Minister for Tourism participated in the 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on 11th to 19th of September in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
A new hotel will soon take shape in Sogi in Samoa. Next month, Digicel Samoa, is expected to host a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-start their $40million tala hotel development. To be called the Lava Hotel, and they are looking at 55 rooms. This was confirmed by the Chairman of Digicel Samoa, Pepe Fiaailetoa Fruean.
Leon Thomson has been appointed Executive Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing for Marriott International’s Fiji Complex that includes Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa and Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island.
Plantation Island Resort is pleased to announce that it will cease the use of plastic shopping bags across all facilities and departments. This measure will be officially implemented from the 1st October 2017.
Vanuatu’s travel industry is getting on the front foot in planning for future growth of tourism from China. At a “China Ready” workshop in Port Vila on September 14 presented by PTI China, industry heard from a range of Chinese travel experts and discussed strategic options for Vanuatu to benefit from engaging with the China market.