Tourism recovery

Vanuatu tourism partners create awareness on support programmes for industry recovery

Director of DoT Jerry Spooner said, “It is critical our provincial managers are fully trained and aware of the Government support programmes that have been developed for tourism operators to ensure they can assist all of our tourism operators in the provinces to access these programmes”.

The programmes include the Tourism Business Support Programme, COVID Safe Business Operations Guidelines for Workplaces and the Produktif Turism Blong Yumi Initiative.

At the training, VBL Media also presented a step-by-step guide on how to use the new National Booking Platform.

Vanuatu: a tourism sector perspective on potential recovery from COVID-19 and TC Harold

The gravity of the situation was not fully absorbed by the local tourism industry until the following month, when disturbing reports of high COVID-19 infection rates and deaths spread rampantly through social media, inciting panic in the general public.