"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."
"As head of this department I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the resources that is available through this site and hope that the information is useful for your individual purpose."
— Director of Tourism, Paul Pio
Vanuatu is an independent Melanesian nation of the South Pacific whose famously hospitable people occupy a chain of 83 pristine islands blanked by tropical rainforests and cooled by the Pacific trade winds. In times of unrestricted travel, Vanuatu receives direct flights from Australia, New Zealand, Noumea, Fiji, Solomon Islands and China.
Sustainable tourism is an approach to tourism development that seeks to achieve a balance of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental responsibility.The Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Policy (VSTP) provides a guiding framework and direction for the Government of Vanuatu (GOV) and all stakeholders to develop their tourism sector in a sustainable manner.