The Vanuatu Department of Tourism is a government agency established under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business. The establishment of the Department was instigated by the lack of development efforts in the outer islands to promote and facilitate ni-Vanuatu participation in tourism development. The establishment allowed for the Department of Tourism to solely focus on Policy, Destination Management, Product Development, Cruise Tourism and Tourism Standards. The Tourism Standards program (Vanuatu Tourism Permits and Accreditation Program) manages the Vanuatu Tourism Product Classification System (VTPCS) and the Vanuatu Tourism Operators Minimum Standards (VTOMS). Our commitment by incorporating GSTC’s criteria into our Accreditation program is part of our continuous improvement effort to provide support and encourage the concept of Sustainable Tourism.
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