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Issue 82 - December 2011

VTO Christmas Party 2011

On Saturday 10th December, the VTO (Vanuatu Tourism Office) staff and their families celebrated 2011’s accomplishments and successes at the Crystal Blue Lagoon Resort. Opening remarks by the General Manager, Ms Linda Kalpoi, complimented on a great work environment and cooperation within and between staff, management, and Board of Directors, followed by the Board’s Vice Chairman’s, Mr David Dick’s, encouragement to the young ones on the importance of tourism as a career opportunity, “Kids, observe what your parents are doing in promoting tourism for the good of the country and our economy. Tourism is important and a wonderful industry to work in so when you’re ready, get involved”. The VTO would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2012.

Vanuatu Cocoa Beans Used in Haigh Chocolates

Global brand Haigh chocolates have now added Single Origin chocolate to their collection with three premium quality tablets made with beans from Ecuador, Vanuatu or Peru. It’s a new venture for Haigh Chocolates in response to customer demand and a greater interest in region specific tastes. Cocoa beans, like coffee and wine, differ from region to region according to growing conditions. The way beans are grown and dried varies in each region. Environmental factors such as soil, rainfall and humidity add different characteristics to the bean. (Source:

Le Motel Hibiscus opens on Santo

A new budget accommodation on Santo island, Le Motel Hibiscus Attraction Center, has recently opened for business, located close to town and offering budget and self catering units. All the rooms have ceiling fans, a kitchenette, with crockery, pots, fridge and gas burner, en-suite bathroom with toilet, hot and cold shower.

Aquana Beach Resort

Aquana Beach Resort has recently been added to the VTO website as a new boutique resort located near Eratap Beach Resort. The resort offers one and two Bedroom Bungalows which are decorated with modern stylish furniture. The lounge room is fitted with privacy blinds and amenities include flat screen TV, DVD, direct dial phone, A/C and ceiling fans are standard in each bungalow, all waterfront location.

Ocean Blue Fishing update

By Ocean Blue Management: Hi guys, here is a taste of some of the fishing we have been doing in Vanuatu..Our team is doing something totally new and exciting, that is catching big dogtooth on surface poppers, a technique they’ve refined with superb results! Here is a basic report on what we can share, some explosive video footage is in the pipeline.. Hope you enjoy...’s-big-dogtooth-on-poppers-ocean-blue-style . For more information, phone +61 2 8572 4777. Email:


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