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The Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) has kick started 2022 with many upcoming activities & events, in the second consecutive year of implementing the Vanuatu Domestic Tourism Marketing Strategy 2021 - 2023.

The #SapotemLokolTurisim (SLT) campaign launched in May 2020, was built based on the strong consumer sentiment that exists within the Vanuatu consumers towards supporting our local tourism businesses, service providers and the act of travelling itself, around the country.

After a year of trialling the SLT campaign, VTO launched the Domestic Tourism Marketing Strategy 2021 - 2023 in June 2021 to provide a guided approach to the already successful campaign.

The Vanuatu Tourism Office team will keep building on the success of this campaign and strategy objectives with the following main activities planned for 2022:

Turisim Marketing Storian (TMS)


Objective: Create valuable industry support mechanisms to assist with marketing activities for domestic market and prepare for the return of the international visitors through the facilitation of the Turisim Marketing Storian.

There will be 4 types of Operators’ TMS in 2022:

A) What’s New:
Site visits led by the Travel & Information Centers (TIC).

B) Coffee Storian:
Organize B2B meetings with operators to discuss subjects/activities led by our Business Intelligence program.

C) Tourism Awareness:
Organize meetings with new operators that weren't included in the 2020-2021 TMS program to discuss the VTO marketing coaching services, the domestic and international campaigns. This awareness will be led by the VTO Domestic Marketing team.

D) Specific Visit(s):
Specific site visit(s) upon request from the Marketing or Communication team.

 All questions regarding the TMS activity can be channeled through Ms. Angelina Songi, on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mi Tumoro Vanuatu (MTV)

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Objective: Provide a platform for tourism businesses to promote and sell bookings directly to the domestic consumers and help facilitate their ease of travel within Vanuatu.

Based on the success of the 2021 tradeshows and upon the feedback received from the industry, we will roll-out two editions of the MTV this year.

The first one is planned for:
Port Vila: 18 -19 March 2022

Luganville: 31 March - 01 April 2022

This will allow our domestic travelers to plan and book adventures for their long weekends from Easter right through to the Independence celebration week in July, and so on.

Tourism businesses registration will close on 28th February, 2022. Email MTV event coordinator Ms. Melissa Bule on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Visit MTV webpage.

Mi Tumoro Vanuatu Travel Expo 2022 - Business Registration

If you would like to participate in the Mi Tumoro Vanuatu Travel Expo 2022, please register and send us your best deals!

Step 1: Download the Terms & Conditions and sign it

Step 2: Register your details and SPECIAL offers and upload your signed form here. You can also download the complete print version, fill it out and return to us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Vanuatu Volcano Run (VVR)


Tentative date: August 13th (Assumption Day long weekend)

The domestic marketing team is currently undergoing consultations with the communities and the tourism operators in order to agree and select the next location for the volcano run edition. The final selection will be communicated to the industry by mid-February. View 2021 Tanna Volcano Run video below.

 

Social Media Campaign

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Our ongoing and active social media presence will feature a new influencer campaign called #LoPlesia that will be rolled-out on Facebook Live, Instagram Reels and TikTok.

A domestic industry tool-kit will be disseminated to the operators to take part in the campaign in February.

In the meantime, please keep sending us your latest offers through our domestic market contact on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can share on our campaign web page.

 

Media Partnerships

Last year, we successfully carried-out our domestic tourism market activities with many operators and partners throughout Vanuatu. This year, we look forward to further strengthening our relationships with key partners and stakeholders in the media industry, especially Daily Post, VBTC, Buzz FM & Next Limited. These renewed partnerships will help us to support our tourism industry during these challenging times.

 

Nawimba Magazine

We released our first-ever dedicated FREE events magazine 'Nawimba' in 2022. This magazine is released on a quarterly basis and it includes various relevant and up to date contents surrounding events planned throughout the year. Our first Nawimba 2022 edition will be released in February. Don't forget to grab your free copy at any of our Travel and Information Centers.

For any queries on the VVR, the new social media campaign or any other concerns and feedback related to our domestic campaign, please contact VTO's Domestic Markets Manager, Lea Faccarello on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

What's Niu Page


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We have a new webpage dedicated to all that's new in Vanuatu, from special deals to new attractions or tours. The page will be updated regularly with all the offers that you send through the domestic promo link.

We'll also support this with a monthly newsletter, to let all our domestic tourists know about what's on offer, upcoming events and monthly specials.

Thank you for joining us in this month's industry update, see you in the next edition!