Ten Travel Counsellors from all over Australia have recently discovered the tropical delights of Vanuatu on an exclusive familiarisation tour hosted by Vanuatu Tourism Office and Air Vanuatu.
The six-day familiarisation tour showcased the very best of Vanuatu, showing this spectacular land of contrasts where you can jump from the coral-filled blue hole to zip-lining through tropical forests, watching active volcanoes and relaxing on the whitest sand beaches. Vanuatu is open and awaiting holidaymakers seeking relaxation, beach time and a dose of sunshine.
In Port Vila the group stayed at Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Spa and Breakas Beach Resort and spent time inspecting hotels, enjoying activities and feasting on local delicacies. On the island of Espiritu Santo, the group experienced the private islands of Ratua, Oyster Island and Aore, known for their white sand beaches and crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling, swimming and diving. Vera Stojcevski, Travel Counsellor from Victoria, enjoyed the Vanuatu famil commenting, “Vanuatu is a beautiful country that is suitable for all types of travellers – from young families to honeymooners, retirees and friends travelling in groups.
The local people are incredibly friendly and really went out of their way to make sure our stay was an excellent one.” Suzie Griffiths of NSW agrees, commenting, “I loved Vanuatu! At only 3.5 hours flying time from Sydney, it’s the perfect destination for Australians keen on enjoying a slice of paradise without spending a long time in an aeroplane. I’d recommend Vanuatu as a top honeymoon destination as well as a fabulous place for people with young children who want to take advantage of the family friendly resorts that offer a variety of fun activities for kids.”
Travel Counsellors Australia General Manager, Tracy Parkinson sees the inherent value of famil trips, commenting, “It’s incredibly important for Travel Counsellors to expand their product knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest travel trends and destinations by experiencing them firsthand. It’s for this reason that Travel Counsellors prioritise famil trips for our agents, and run a much higher ratio of famils than many other travel companies.”