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2007 Vanuatu Travel News

Month by month index of 2007 Vanuatu newsletters

Vanuatu travel newsletter, The Travel Bug, was published every month in 2007. All news items have been indexed below, under their respective month.

January 2007 - The Travel Bug 23

  • Australia - New Caledonia's Top Holiday Destination 
  • Samoa’s Coconuts Beach Club Resort Update - the advancement of two of its top managers 
  • Fiji Beach Listed Among Sexiest - Forbes Traveler lists Natadola beach as one of the top 25 sexy beaches 
  • Final Call for Japan Starter Pack - over 4 million Japanese visited Pacific in 2005 
  • Brand South Pacific Going in the Right Direction 
  • New Caledonia Seeks Unions Support to Build Tourism 

February 2007 - The Travel Bug 24

  • Vanuatu Tourism TV - A World's First - internet based Vanuatu TV station 
  • New Holiday Apartments in Port Vila - new Lagoon Beach Resort Apartments 
  • 2006 Record Year for World Tourism - 842 million arrivals and a 4.5% growth rate 
  • Pacific Islands Institute Scholarship - a tuition-waiver scholarship awarded to Pacific islands' undergraduate students 
  • South Pacific Tourism on Japan Mobile Phones - customers can download South Pacific images as screensavers 
  • Air New Zealand Launches New Brand Campaign - 'Amazing Journeys. Every Day' campaign 

March 2007 - The Travel Bug 25

  • Air Caledonie Considering Regional Flights - to Cook Islands and Vanuatu 
  • Nomads and Global Gossip Sending 2 Lucky Winners to Vanuatu 
  • South Pacific Tourism Organisation has New Identity - SPTO now known as 
  • $2 Billion South Pacific Tourism Revenue by 2010 -'s target revenue 
  • Pacific Business Search Tool - is a new ‘information gateaway’ to businesses and commercial contacts in the Pacific Islands 
  • Cook Islands’ Aitutaki Island Amongst World’s Best - according to British publication The Travel Magazine 

April 2007 - The Travel Bug 26

  • Vanuatu’s Paradise Pleasure Tours Explores South West Bay 
  • Support for Solomon Islands after Earthquake 
  • Vanuatu Institute of Technology Vacancies - at the new Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Training Centre 
  • PNG Surfing Growth - as a sport and a niche tourism product for PNG 
  • Samoa Converts Fishing Vessel into Floating Restaurant - the dining craft centerpiece for new Marina development 
  • South Pacific Village Shines at Berlin 2007 
  • Air New Zealand ‘grabaseat’ LA fares gone in 55 minutes 

May 2007 - The Travel Bug 27

  • White Grass Ocean Resort, Tanna island - featuring Mt Yasur volcano tours 
  • Solomon Islands at the Melbourne Travel Expo 
  • New Zealand Tamaki Brothers Linking Pacific People - developing an indigenous South Pacific Trail 
  • Tonga Whale Watching Guidelines - brochure on what to do and what not to do 
  • Air New Zealand Code Sharing with Air Pacific 
  • Tahiti Tourisme Opens Office in Sydney 

June 2007 - The Travel Bug 28

  • Air China Comes to Port Vila Bauerfield Airport - the first time the airport accommodates a wide body aircraft 
  • Pacific Islands Air Service Agreement - island countries open up skies to each other's airlines 
  • Australia’s Tourism $81 Billion Industry - a $4 billion increase 
  • Samoa 2007 XIII South Pacific Games 
  • New Staff Uniform and Logo for Evergreen Tours in Vanuatu 
  • Ocean Swim Comes to the Solomon Islands - the inaugural swim on 7. July 

July 2007 - The Travel Bug 29

  • Stories Travel Video Award Nomination - selected as one of the ten best travel videos of the month in the USA 
  • Kokoda Trail Lures Aussie Travellers - war time Kokoda Track lures more Aussies 
  • Pacific Islands at Shanghai World Expo 2010 - participation discussed with organisers 
  • Air New Zealand Code Share with Shanghai Airlines 
  • China 2008 Tourism Outlook - the industry projects further growth 
  • The Hunt for Big Fish in PNG - the Niugini Bass 
  • Investment Partnership Opportunity in Fiji - at Namuka Bay Lagoon Resort 

August 2007 - The Travel Bug 30

  • Forum Trade Ministers Meet In Vanuatu - review of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) 
  • Vanuatu hotels site upgrades to new web site - no advertising on the site, which is not affiliated with any agent or tour operator 
  • Single-Destination Tourism - South Pacific is fast becoming one-stop shop 
  • Air Tahiti Nui wins Best Pacific Airline Award 
  • membership update - Coral Motel Apartments and Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd become new members 

September 2007 - The Travel Bug 31

  • SPF40 - The 3rd Annual South Pacific Fest - to be held in Long Beach, California 
  • Pacific Blue Airline to Expand in Pacific - the Northern Marianas and Kiribati under consideration 
  • Samoa Yoga Retreat at Coconuts Beach Club Resort - 5-day retreat featuring vinyasa flows, meditation, and other 
  • Air New Zealand and US Airways Code Share - opens the US East Coat to Air New Zealand customers 

October 2007 - The Travel Bug 32

  • Vanuatu TV's New Video - available online in Mandarin Chinese 
  • Vanuatu TV Live on Top US Show - weekly one-hour culture show, Torrent 
  • Successful South Pacific Fest 40 - the third annual fest 
  • Earthquake no problem to South Pacific - near New Zealand 
  • Pacific Blue Airline to fly to Solomon Islands 

November 2007 - The Travel Bug 33

  • Vanuatu's First Ever Barista Competition - two levels of coffee-making competition, for local and international competitors 
  • New Hotel Eco-certification for the South Pacific Region - developed by Tour Pacific, one of Scandinavia's leading tour operators 
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant 2007 - to be held in Apia, Samoa 
  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki Voted the Best in Australasia - Cook Islands resort gets the top award at the 2007 World Travel Awards 
  • Solomon Islands Accommodation Growth - a 56 per cent growth in the number of accommodation providers 

December 2007 - The Travel Bug 34

  • Air Vanuatu Purchases its First ATR-72 Plane - the 70-seater turbo-prop ATR-72 to be delivered in 2009 from its French manufacturer 
  • Air New Zealand Awarded Best Airline to the South Pacific in 2007 - by Business Traveler magazine 
  • New Tahiti Travel Guide Launched - the 6th edition of Moon Tahiti, by author David Stanley 
  • Preparing for Vanuatu and Espiritu Santo 2008 Ocean Swims 
  • website goes Japanese - in addition to its English and Chinese versions 
  • Women in Tourism International Meeting - held in Fiji 

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