Paul Pio,Short Haul Markets Manager

Paul Pio,Short Haul Markets Manager

Appointed in July 2021 as the new Short Haul Markets Manager, Mr. Paul Pio is responsible for managing and developing the brand positioning of Vanuatu as a tourism destination in the shorthaul markets of Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, working collaboratively with the VTO’s representatives within these key source markets. He represents the VTO today under his capacity as the Interim Communications and Digital Assets Manager.
Paul is a veteran of the Vanuatu’s tourism industry, previously working as the Marketing and Communications Manager of the national airline, Air Vanuatu and as General Manager at South Sea Shipping.
In 2020, Paul served as the Secretary of the Vanuatu Tamtam Bubble Taskforce under the leadership of the Vanuatu Prime Minister’s Office and was a committee member of the Vanuatu Government’s Tourism Crisis Response and Recovery Advisory Committee under the Ministry of Tourism and Trade.
In addition to his current role at the Vanuatu Tourism Office, he also serves as the Secretariat of the Access Transportation and Tourism Taskforce, commonly known as the AT3, which is a commercial partnership between the VTO, Air Vanuatu and Airports Vanuatu Ltd under the Shared Vision 2030 Goals and Objectives.
As our borders are expected to reopen to the world in July 2022, Mr. Pio is working with a range of stakeholders, both in public and private sectors, and his role is critical in ensuring smooth coordination and facilitation for this transition.


12 April 2024


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Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development

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