Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth, and currently provides for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By giving access to decent work opportunities in the tourism sector, society particularly youth and women, can benefit from increased skills and professional development. The sector’s contribution to job creation is reflected in Target 8.9 ‘’By 2030 devise and implement policies that contribute to sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products” (UNWTO).
After serving in various diplomatic roles, Jonathan Schwass has been appointed as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Vanuatu. He will step in for current High Commissioner HE Georgina Roberts, who has been posted in Port Vila since 2014.
Aore Island Resort in Vanuatu is offering travel agents the opportunity to experience a studio beachfront bungalow at $160 per night, and a one bedroom beachfront bungalow at $210 per night to help it celebrate the completion of a major refurbishment that has elevated the resort to four-star status.
Port Vila, Vanuatu after a few months of quiet work putting on the finishing touches, Vanuatu’s newest signature resort finally opened. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony and cocktail party attended by over 250 guests, the Ramada Port Vila formally launched its operations.
Tourism is becoming more competitive in Vanuatu. Efate as the gateway to visitors from around the world to Vanuatu. Efforts are underway by the Department of Tourism (DoT) to assist communities on the Efate Ring Road to develop tourism attractions and activities.