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From left to right : VTO CEO, Adela Issachar Aru and VSP Director, Fremden Shadrack Yanhambath at the signing ceremony on Friday, 06th May 2022 

Port Vila, 11 May 2022: The Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) signed a placement agreement last Friday with the Vanuatu Skills Partnership (VSP).

The placement agreement outlines the temporary placement of Mr. Warren Gama, the Productive Sector Technical Advisor (TA) for VSP, within the VTO lead the coordination and management of the Business Intelligence program focusing on tourism data and insights for improved organizational performance.

The objective of the agreement is to define the roles in which the VSP and the VTO will work together with Mr Gama as the Program Manager to achieve the shared objectives of both organizations.

                                                                          Mr. Warren Gama, Manager of Business Intelligence.


On Mr. Gama’s role, the VTO CEO, Mrs Adela Issachar Aru says, “Mr Gama has joined the VTO team in February this year and has filled in the necessary role of overseeing our Business Intelligence Program.”

“We have tried to base much of VTO’s work in the past two years, internationally as well as domestically, on in-depth market research and data analysis. We believe that all decisions must be data-driven to guide our investments as well as increase understanding on the consumer travel trends and market demands and we were very enthusiastic to have Mr Gama’s leadership into such an important area of VTO’s work,” she continues.

On the Partnership Agreement, Director of VSP, Mr Fremden Yanhambath says, “The Vanuatu Skills Partnership, through the support of the Australian Government, is pleased to be able to facilitate this secondment as part of our shared vision to support the development of the Tourism Sector”.

“This will further strengthen our joint planning, implementation and reporting of activities by ensuring that good quality data management systems are in place to manage data and skills development in supporting the recovery of the tourism sector”, says Director Shadrack.

The VSP has supported numerous VTO led initiatives in partnership with other stakeholders in the past and this new integrated partnership will be beneficial towards the preparation for border reopening in July this year.