Issue 76 - June
New General Manager at the Holiday Inn
Thomas Tait joined the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu as new General Manager (GM) in April.
Thomas has extensive hospitality experience particularly in rooms and revenue Management in IHG hotels across
Australasia, and was the GM at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Australia before moving to Vanuatu. He is joined by his
wife and two young daughters. Thomas is very excited about the opportunity to oversee the completion of the
property’s refurbishment program and launching Australasia’s first Holiday Inn Resort.
Vanuatu Women Beach Volley Tournament in South Korea
The FIVB Seoul Women's Challenger 2011 took place in South Korea from June 15-19. The beach
volleyball tournament featured 32 teams from around world. Vanuatu, seeded 15th, was the only team from
After a close first round 1 lost to Malaysia (1:2) Vanuatu prepared a whole new game strategy
to beat Netherlands (2:0). The next game was against the Swedish pairing seeded 8th. Vanuatu girls controlled the
momentum the whole game and won 2:0. The last game of the day Vanuatu faced Canada (seeded 6th). It was a really
good close game. The Canadians are a strong qualification World Tour team. Vanuatu led most of the game but was
unable to keep the high quality of performance for the whole duration, unforced errors at the end of sets was their
undoing. The final set score was a close 0:2 (18-21, 20-22). The Vanuatu team will now travel to Manchester
University for a training camp next week before joining the FIVB World Tour in Norway.
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