3 Jan 2013

Vanuatu expects 133 cruise ships to visit in 2013

8:51 am on 3 January 2013

Vanuatu is expecting 133 cruise ship visits this year beginning with a vessel arriving in Port Vila every day this week.

The director of Tourism, George Borugu, says it is exciting news for the country as cruise ships bring in big revenue for the Government.

But he says it is also a real challenge and wake-up call for the Government to improve wharf facilities, increase its ports of call and to work closely with public transport operators to improve services.