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As reported by the Vanuatu Daily Post:

With the significant loss of foreign exchange and Government revenue from the tourism industry as a result of the COVID 19 Global Pandemic immediate measures must be taken to address leakage, provide long lasting benefits and a higher value less vulnerable and dependent tourism industry in the long run.

By supporting local industry development in agritourism, and agribusiness, local markets and jobs can be created based on supporting rural farmers, rural women (through the harvesting of local nuts, coconuts and other produce, handcrafts etc.), more jobs in agri-processing facilities and more local products available on store shelves, for export and for sale within the tourism industry once the border restrictions are lifted.

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As reported by the Vanuatu Daily Post:

The Vanuatu Department of Tourism (DoT), and Planet Happiness have partnered to launch the Vanuatu Happiness Index Survey which measures the happiness and well-being of Ni Vanuatu throughout Vanuatu’s six provinces.

The Vanuatu Happiness Index Survey will enable the DoT to engage communities to measure well-being, moving beyond only measuring visitor arrivals, visitor satisfaction and contribution to GDP.

Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Trades, Cooperatives and Ni-Vanuatu business, Ambassador Roy Mickey Joy suggested that “Our well-being and our resilience are supported by access to customary land and natural resources, traditional knowledge and practice, meaningful employment and strong communities. Therefore, we must be mindful of concepts of development and growth that negatively impact on the very things that support our well-being and resilience”.

The Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy (2021-2025), recently launched by the Minister for Trade, Commerce and Ni Vanuatu Business Mr James Bule, puts forward 4 themes (Well-being, Resilience, Diversification and Sustainability) to guide the ongoing management and development of sustainable tourism.

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As reported by the Vanuatu Daily Post:

In 2019, the Vanuatu Department of Tourism (DoT) launched the first sector policy for tourism in Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Policy.

To gain support in the implementation of the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Policy (2019-2030) the DoT held the first ever Sustainable Islands Tourism Conference in November 2019.

A key outcome of the Conference was a ‘Statement of Intent’ drafted by the Directors of Tourism from Vanuatu, Palau, and the Cook Islands, for collaboration in sustainable tourism. Presented and signed in front of the conference attendees, an alliance was formed to drive leadership in equitable, ethical, responsible, and sustainable tourism policy and practice. A year on, the next significant step in Vanuatu’s sustainable tourism journey was the launching of the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy (2021-2025) by the Minister for Trade, Commerce and Ni Vanuatu Business, James Bule during the DoT 2021 Business Plan and Annual Work Program Validation meeting in Emua Village, North Efate on the 27th of January 2021. The Director of Tourism, Mr. Jerry Spooner stated, “the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy (2021-2025) puts forward 4 themes: Well-being; Resilience; Diversification; and Sustainability to guide a better coordinated approach in the ongoing management and development of sustainable tourism”.

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Annual Work program Validation Meeting

 

The Department of Tourism held a 3 days meeting at the Emua Community Hall, North Efate from Wednesday January 27th to Friday 29th, 2021.

A total of 2 Provincial SGs , Planners and Tourism Managers from Shefa, Malampa, Torba,Tafea, Penama and Sanma were present at that meeting organized by the Department of Tourism.

On Day 1 of the validation meeting, the delegates were welcomed by the Emua Community hall.

The Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Trade & Ni-Vanuatu Business, Ambassador Roy Mickey Joy delivered the opening keynote.

The Director of the Department of Tourism, Jerry Spooner briefly introduced the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy developed by the department for the next 5 years.

The main highlight of Day 1 of the Tourism meeting was the Launching by the Minister of Tourism, Trade & Ni-Vanuatu Business, James Bule, of the policies developed by the Tourism Department:

1)      Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy 2021 to 2025

2)      Human Resource Development Plan

3)      Tourism Business Support Program

One of the other highlights of Day 1 of the meeting was  a Role Play by ”Wan Smol Bag Theatre” about the loopholes in the implementation process of national tourism policies within the provinces.

All the participants were then divided into various groups to analyze some eventual scenario that could  have a negative impact on the implementation of a national government policy at the provincial level.

After consultation between all the delegates, everyone agreed that it is crucial, first and foremost, that the Provincial SGs should take ownership and drive the Tourism Policies within the provinces  with a close collaboration with the Provincial Tourism Managers.

The Advisor to the Minister of Tourism, Trade & Ni-Vanuatu business, Thompson Pakoa officially closed the 3 days validation meeting of the Department of Tourism. 

 

 

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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."

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