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From the Daily Post: "What is the Niufala Rod Blo Tourism?" 04-November 2020

As reported by the Vanuatu Daily Post:

The Niufala Rod Blo Tourism Week took place from the 26th to the 29th of October with over 300 attendees.

The focus was on the Immediate Response and Recovery Plan, the TamTam Travel Bubble, updates from our National Airline, and the impacts of the border closure to businesses. There were presentations and interactive panel sessions around how the Government and Private Sector are working together to be ready in terms of health and safety, business preparedness and public awareness for when the borders open.

But what does the ‘Niufala Rod Blo Tourism’ mean for the medium to long-term future? It has a new and revised vision, with an improvement plan to be implemented, which is the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy (VSTS). This Strategy has combined and aligned and the objectives from the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Policy (VSTP), the Vanuatu Tourism Crisis Response and Recovery Plan (VTCRRP) and the Provincial Tourism Management Plans. This is how we will improve the management and support for further development of the Tourism Sector

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Jerry Spooner, Director of Tourism"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Tourism website. This website is designed to provide information to all those who are interested in the tourism sector in Vanuatu."

"This website provides relevant information on government policies, regulations, procedures and laws of the country that impact on tourism standards, cruise tourism and product development relating to tourism development to ensure that your tourism activity does not directly or indirectly degrade the natural environment and cultural heritage of the people of this country. The information that is available on this site is applicable to both locals and foreigners."

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— Director of Tourism, Jerry Spooner

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