The South Pacific Tourism Exchange held on May 9-10 in Auckland, New Zealand, was one of the best that the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has convened in recent years according to Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cocker.
For more than ten years, the Yap Visitors Bureau has been working closely with Patrick Ranfranz, founder of the Missing Crew Project, and villages throughout Yap to conserve important sites that are associated with World War II.
The Asia Pacific Exchange Center (APTEC), supporting body of the UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific (RSOAP) is currently looking for an Expert to develop and implement a study that aims to provide knowledge, recommendations and case studies on synergies between tourism growth and tourism product development in Pacific Islands Countries.
Yap Public Works & Transportation and Yap Visitors Bureau will work together to remodel and extend the current lobby at the Yap International Airport that will include a canopy over the driveway to shelter the passenger pick up and drop off areas.
Colonia, Yap. Ruud Van Baal, General Manag-er of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers, attended the Diving & Resort Travel Expo in Hong Kong recently where he joined the Yap Visitors Bureau’s booth with Jan Mok, public relations representative in Asia for the Yap Visitors Bureau.
Art Mergist, a former Peace Corps Volun-teer and teacher in Yap during the 1970's, has donated his collection of historical artifacts including yearbooks from the school where he taught, paintings and a string of tradi-tional shell money to the Yap Living History Museum in Co-lonia.