25. December 2005

The Travel Bug - Issue 9

GEO Magazine coming to Vanuatu

GEO Magazine, a product with similar content and style to National Geographic magazine, is coming to Vanuatu early in the new year, following increasing interest in Vanuatu from the French and European markets.

The magazine has 5 millions readers in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada. GEO Magazine plans to publish a journey of Vanuatu dedicated to the archipelago, its people and traditions.

The story is expected to run from 15 to 20 pages. Florence Decamp, who is one of France's best travel writer and currently based in Sydney will be travelling to Vanuatu to file this report. (Source: VTO update – November 2005)

Airports Vanuatu focus on safety

Airports Vanuatu Limited continues to improve support services at local airports with a fire truck recently transported to Port Vila from Espiritu Santo Island for repairs and maintenance. Technicians and mechanics from Aviation Fire Services in New Zealand undertook the work to restore the truck back to 100% fire fighting capability.

This work has now been completed and the fire truck has handed back to Pekoa Airfield, on Santo. The airport will no longer have to rely on the local fire truck at Luganville. This is all part of Airports Vanuatu's focus on safety.

In the longer term, AVL management will be seeking the boards approval to buy another fire appliance and replace the older fire truck which is presently located at White Grass Airport on Tanna Island. (Source: VTO update – November 2005)

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