Bucking the trend for the South Pacific, Vanuatu’s highly anticipated new four-star resort, Ramada Resort Port Vila has announced it will open three weeks ahead of schedule on the 10th of March 2017.
The World Bank's board of directors has approved an extra $US14.1 million for the continued upgrade of Vanuatu's aviation sector.
A new pilot program hopes to give Vanuatu’s tourism industry a boost - by helping local producers reach more international buyers.
High on a mountain outside Port Vila, Steve Nilwo looks over the plantation he manages for South Pacific Sandalwood.
From cascading waterfalls to pristine island beaches and Blue Lagoons, Port Vila is one of only a few places in the world where you can have so many once in a lifetime experiences within a couple minutes from each other.
Vanuatu's government says emergency repair works at the country's international airport should be finished by today.
In January, Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia announced they were suspending flights to the country over safety concerns about the runway at Port Vila's Bauerfield Airport.
SPANTO has been in operation in the New Zealand market as a collective of the South Pacific for decades.
A trade focussed organisation combining the resources of SPTO member states for their collective promotion within the New Zealand travel industry.
The Pacific family stands together to face the tragic recent effects of the tropical cyclones in the Pacific. We are not only linked by our grief and prayers for the dead, injured and homeless but also in our resolve to work together to support our brothers and sisters in Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Republic of the Marshall Islands and New Caledonia.
With reconnaissance planes flying hourly over the 82 islands of Vanuatu, once known as the New Hebrides, the country is still taking an account of the impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which hit the islands last Friday (March 13) with 155 mile per hour winds gusting to 185 miles per hour. A prime holiday destination for Australia and New Zealand, tourism accounts for 40 percent of the country’s economy.
Every year, an increasing number of Australians discover that Vanuatu is spectacular, landing in Port Vila and fanning out over the extraordinary archipelago of 83 islands.
With rumours swirling in Hollywood of a South Pacific remake, there's a good chance the world is about to be let in on the secret, too. This makes 2014 ideal for a bit of adventure: forget the cruise ships; pack a snorkel, and bunny-hop from Efate to one of the lesser-known spots.
We recently featured some cheap holiday deals from Australia to Vanuatu, and now we have scoured the web and found these cheap flights to the South Pacific just for our friends in New Zealand :) Check out our country pages for more information on each destination including accommodation (where to stay), what to see and what to do.