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One/ Tanna Movie:
What is the film about?
Tanna is a 2015 Australian-Ni-Vanuatu[5] film set on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific, depicting the true story of a couple who decided to marry for love, rather than obey their parents' wishes.[7] In some ways similar to Romeo and Juliet, the movie is based on an actual marriage dispute
Highlights in the movie?
• The beauty of the island of Tanna is clear throughout the film. These beautiful locations are not just on Tanna but throughout Vanuatu. The landscape, the jungles and waterfalls really do look like they do in the movie.
• The movie is true to our traditions and custom. The dress, the language, and the lifestyle are all, as you would find in the traditional villages of Vanuatu. My life is a bit easier but family, tradition and custom are always present in Vanuatu life.
• It makes me wonder if other people from other cultures and places are faced with the same decisions
• They hope that I never have to make a decision like Wawa and Dain and I admire their flight for what they believe in.
• They hope that people who see the movie will want to learn more about Vanuatu and will at some stage come and visit Vanuatu and experience for themselves our beautiful country.
International awards won
The film won the Audience Award Pietro Barzisa at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.[9] It was selected as the Australian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards,[8][10] and was nominated for the award in January 2017.
The movie ‘Tanna’ is one of the nominees for the Best Foreign Language category.
How to access the movie?
Internet Tanna movie: Oscars 2017 nominee shows a side of Vanuatu tourists ...
• Vanuatu website
• yutube
• Public library
Trailer or preview link?
Tanna Movie: Tanna Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Martin Butler Movie

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An international visitor survey led by the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) in collaboration with the Vanuatu Government has shown that 57% of all international visitors to Vanuatu are from Australia and New Zealand. 85% of all Australian visitor arrivals came from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, with 56% of all Australians making their own travel arrangements while 30% purchased a pre-paid travel package through a travel agent

Five Things to Do in Vanuatu
5th April 2017
Vanuatu is like the buffet of holidays, there are so many wonderful things to gorge yourself on and there’s something to suit all tastes in one place. After all, there aren’t many (any?) other places in the world where you can hike up a crater to observe the fury of the most accessible volcano in the world then snorkel in a spectacular blue hole and partake in a kava ceremony with a village chief all in one day. However in Vanuatu, you can. There are so many amazing things to see and do in this island paradise, but here are five of the best things to do in Vanuatu to make the most of your holiday.

A Guide To Vanuatu Diving
22nd March 2017
The diving in Vanuatu is some of the best in the world, so it’s no surprise that scuba diving is one of the most popular attractions in Vanuatu. Whether you’re an experienced diver of have never dived before, there are some superb reef and wreck dives for all skill levels. Home to some of the most sought after dive sites in the world, Vanuatu diving is a must-do on any holiday to the island paradise.

Vanuatu Holidays The Cure for Aussie Holidaymakers
8th March 2017
Holidaymakers to Vanuatu have long been reporting the restorative powers of the island, with a visit to the tropical paradise the perfect cure for stressed out tourists. Now, hundreds of people are flocking day and night to a stream in Santo that reportedly has miraculous healing powers. Located near Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu, the natural stream is purported to have miracle powers and has been attracting people with all manner of ailments, sicknesses and disabilities.

Vanuatu Flight Sale Encourages Aussies
22nd February 2017
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data has shown that Aussies are taking record numbers of overseas trips and one of the destinations whose popularity is growing the fastest is Vanuatu. Having increased Australian tourism by more than 10 per cent, the Pacific Island nation is looking for new ways to attract Aussie travellers to their shores. Leading the charge is Air Vanuatu who is encouraging Australians to start planning their next Vanuatu escape with flights starting at just $499pp return.

Oscar Nomination for Tanna Movie
1st February 2017
In a first for Australian cinema, culturally immersive film Tanna has received an Oscar nomination for best Foreign-Language Film. Shot in Vanuatu, the film was directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler and features a cast of locals. The first time Australia has ever received a nomination in this category, the The Nauvhal-language film has been lauded for its unique insight into the daily life of the Yakel people which saw film crews immersed in daily village life for over 14 months.

Vanuatu Named One of Top Holidays for 2017
11th January 2017
Bored Aussies who feel like they've been there done that when it comes to beach bound overseas holidays are looking for alternative places to getaway and explore and Vanuatu is high up the list. Australian travellers who are sick of going to all the same places that their friends and family have been are looking to broaden their travel horizons and out-do their mates, with Vanuatu named as one of the top holiday alternatives for Australian travellers in 2017.

Tamanu On The Beach Reopens
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Christmas has come early for visitors to Vanuatu with four-star boutique resort Tamanu on the Beach reopening in December. While the name may not be new, almost everything else at the property is thanks to a full reconstruction and makeover. Following damage in 2015 caused by Cyclone Pam, the resort is looking better than ever however has managed to retain much of the original privacy and romance that made it such a favourite.

Exciting New Experiences in Vanuatu in 2017
14th December 2016
As Christmas looms on our calendars, we're all starting to wind down for the end of the year. While the kids might be excitedly looking forward to Christmas Day, Vanuatu is looking forward to 2017 where some exciting new experiences await your Vanuatu holidays. There's so much for visitors to discover including a range of new activities, accommodation and dining options. Whether you're into rustic coffee shops, luxury resorts perched on crystal clear lagoons, unique Melanesian restaurants or secluded island retreats, Vanuatu has everything you need to create lasting memories.