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Congratulations to all 2017-18 Vanuatu Tourism Awards Finalists & Winners!!

VTAfE Winners Final poster


Island Style - Chez Maureen Bungalows, Gaua -
Mid-range - Fatumara Lodge, Port Vila, Efate - 
Boutique - White Grass Ocean Resort and Spa, Tanna - 
Hotel/Resort - Warwick Le Lagon, Port Vila - 
Luxury - Tamanu on the Beach Resort and Spa, Efate -

Tours and Activities 

Tradition and Kustom - Leweton Cultural Experience, Espiritu Santo - 
Activities and Adventure - Tropic Thunder Jet, Port Vila, Efate - 
Ocean Experience – Big Blue, Efate - 
Soft Adventure - Vanuatu Helicopters, Port Vila, Efate -

Individual Awards for Excellence 

Customer service - Isabelle Atuary (World Car Rentals), Efate 
Behind the scenes - Gladys Aru, Francesca’s Beach Club, Efate 
Tour guide - Queentin Danial, Flower Garden Water Music 
Leadership in Handicraft - Trudy Kalotiti, Efate 
Transport Ambassador - Roger Roy 
Youth in Tourism - Joan Pama, Tam Tam Garden Tour, Malakula 
Agri-Tourism Special Award - Lydia Banga, Espiritu Santo
Minister for Tourism Sustainability Award – Big Blue Vanuatu 
Father Luke Dini Eco-Tourism Award – Pascal Guillet of Ecotours Vanuatu, Efate

About the event

The Vanuatu Tourism Awards for Excellence (VTAfE) is a national event that showcases the best of Vanuatu Tourism products, services, and employees in the industry.

This year the event was held on Saturday 23rd June, at the Warwick Le Lagon Resort.

The event runs every 2 years and is judged by international judges of similar travel and hospitality events who come to Vanuatu, experience the product entries first-hand, and later go through a massive challenge to decide on the winners for each of the categories.  

Tankiu tumas Sponsors!

VTAfE combines support from a range of sponsors within the tourism industry as well as several business houses that support tourism. A special mention to Bred Bank of Vanuatu for being the event's main financial sponsor.

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