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Trait d’Union Pacific communication agency is appointed as the Tourism Marketing Representative for the Vanuatu Tourism Office in New Caledonia.


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TUP Director , Mrs. Dominique GARRIGOU and VTO CEO , Mrs. Adela Issachar Aru signing the appointment contract of Trait D’Union Pacifique (TUP) as VTO’s New Caledonia Tourism Market Representative.


 Media Release - Port Vila, 07 February 2023 : The Vanuatu Tourism Office is proud to announce the appointments of Cécile Szemmelveisz and Aurélie Skrzyniak as New Caledonia’s market representatives.  They will work closely with the Short Haul Markets Manager in Vanuatu to promote and grow the New-Caledonian market. Mr Paul Pio who currently manages the Short Haul Markets Program at VTO oversees this market coordination to ensure the best is awarded this opportunity for coordinating the marketing, promotions, trade relations and communications of Vanuatu tourism in New Caledonia. 

"The Vanuatu Tourism Office is thrilled to collaborate with a representative team based in New Caledonia. We look forward to working closely with the tourism and travel professionals and stakeholders, who have Vanuatu at heart as a tourism and adventurous destination for holidayers. New Caledonia remains the third largest tourism inbound market to Vanuatu and through this new partnership, we improve our visitor numbers as well as offer the chance to our New-Caledonia tourists to experience their own Vanuatu Moments throughout their stay with us," says Adela Issachar Aru, Chief Executive Officer.

Cécile Szemmelveisz: solid knowledge of the tourism industry


 Cecile, bringing with her over 10 years of tourism and hospitality experience, started her career working with GTI Tourism in Sydney, Australia, on various destination accounts such as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Peru. She later joined the Ramada by Wyndham Group, managing both the sales and marketing teams in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Cecile was instrumental in the opening of the first Ramada Resort in Port-Vila in 2017 and also worked on the revamp of the Chantilly’s on The Bay Hotel. Cecile’s knowledge and passion for Vanuatu are inspiring and today, we welcome her as the new Trade Market Representative of the Vanuatu Tourism Office in New Caledonia working with wholesalers, tour operators, trade media and others.

"Vanuatu is an absolutely unique destination in the Pacific. Our goal is to work hand-in-hand with all members of the industry to re-introduce this fabulous country to the Caledonians: a change of scenery, just an hour away by plane with a very diverse range of accommodations and tourism activities," says Cécile Szemmelveisz.

 Aurélie Skrzyniak: a passionate communicator


 The Pacific Trait d’Union agency (TUP) has been supporting the Vanuatu Tourism Office since 2016, particularly in managing its print, digital, and event communications. Since 2023, the agency's missions have expanded and TUP is now the Vanuatu Tourism Office’s representative in the Caledonian market. Aurélie Skrzyniak, Accounts Director at the agency, will be the focal point for any marketing and communication-related activities, including events on behalf of the Vanuatu Tourism Office in the Caledonian market. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and communication, and 5 years of experience on the Vanuatu account, Aurélie is a true jack-of-all-trades who will be able to put her skills and creativity to the service of the destination.

"Vanuatu is such a diverse and authentic destination, offering a real life-changing experience for any visitors wishing to Answer the Call of Vanuatu. Whether you are looking to relax on a beach, explore a rumbling and accessible volcano, dive into an underwater cave, or going-off the beaten track, Vanuatu offers you the once-in-a-lifetime adventure — the Vanuatu Moments!,” Aurélie tells us.

The mission of the Vanuatu Tourism Office representatives in the Caledonian market

The mission of Trait d'Union Pacifique is to:

  • Develop and implement a marketing and communication strategy

  • Represent the VTO at Business to Business and Business to Consumer events

  • Manage various communication and public relations activities

  • Collaborate with travel agents, tour operators, airlines, and tourism industry members to promote the Vanuatu destination.

New Caledonia contacts: 

Aurélie Skrzyniak Cécile Szemmelveisz

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