A decade on Tok Tok still rocks

first_imgWelcome to Tok Tok Vanuatu Deputy PM Ham Lini Vanuaroroa Tok Tok Vanuatu 2011 opened in Port Vila yesterday as the island nation’s biggest travel and tourism trade show celebrated its 10th anniversary.Opening the event, Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Ham Lini Vanuaroroa stressed the value of Tok Tok to tourism, an industry “of vital importance to Vanuatu and its people”.“Since its inception Tok Tok has gone from strength to strength,” Mr Vanuaroroa said.“It is the single most significant event on the Vanuatu tourism calendar and a significant catalyst for ongoing tourism development in this country.”    Praising the organisers of Tok Tok, Mr Vanuaroroa said the number of new properties and products at this year’s event was “testament to the strength of the Vanuatu tourism industry and its positive outlook for the future”.The Deputy PM, who also acts as the country’s Minister of Trade, Tourism, Commerce and Industry, said tourism contributed 40 per cent to the nation’s GDP, as well as providing for some 6,000 jobs in “formal and informal” employment.“Maintaining tourism growth remains a priority for this government,” the ni-Vanuatu said, attributing the country’s “ongoing success story” to the collaboration between public and private sectors. During his address, Mr Vanuaroroa revealed that the Vanuatu Tourism Office and industry were already working on a major destination marketing project for the next three years.center_img Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

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