The Department of Tourism


The Department of Tourism is a government agency established under the Ministry of Tourism,Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business. It was established in 1998 under the name of National Tourism Development Office (NTDO). Prior to that there was the National Tourism Office (NTO) established as a statutory body to promote and facilitate tourism development in Vanuatu.

The establishment of the NTDO was instigated by the lack of development efforts in the islands to promote and facilitate Ni-Vanuatu participation in tourism development. The establishment of the NTDO then separated the functions that were previously performed by the NTO into destination marketing which now come under the responsibility of the Vanuatu Tourism Office. The NTDO was given the mandate for policy, destination management, product development, cruise tourism and tourism standards.

For more information please visit The Department of Tourism’s website at:

Department of Tourism
PMB 9099 George Pompidou Road Port Vila
Phone: (678) 33 400