How About our Monthly Travel & Tourism Newsletter?
A brief summary of the great travel blog posts made on "WATT" over the previous month, with each summary outlining subject matter that will interest travellers. We also select one blog post to highlight which we feel is topical for the newsletter.
From time to time we provide special offers in the way of recommended itineraries at particular destinations, and "must see and do" experiences. One-off offers and coupons may also include individualised itinerary preparation on "the road less travelled".
Travel and Tourism Newsletters 2018 - watt.nz
Introduction Newsletter for watt : follow our footsteps (https://watt.nz), outlining the website as a awesome resource for travellers wanting authentic travel experiences. Along with a number of sample article posts, updates are included on Traveller-Info (https://traveller-info.com) and VanuatuTraveller (https://vanuatutraveller.com) as travel booking portals.
Travel and Tourism Newsletters 2017 - watt.nz
“Tourism-Toolbox” is introduced, and a plea for travellers to get in behind the poverty alleviation program by becoming an “Avid Supporter”, and contributing to its objectives. The Newsletter provides valuable insights in regard to Melanesia, the poverty that encases Melanesian peoples, and the empowerment that community-based-tourism is able to provide. The objectives of Tourism-Toolbox are out outlined, in particular it’s cornerstone principle of including the culture and traditions of local communities, along with its focus on providing authentic travel experiences for travellers.
This bulletin updates the evolution of a number of tourism ventures. The increasing instability across the globe highlights the attraction of Vanuatu, where along with its Pacific neighbours, travellers are able to enjoy a break away that is culturally rich, scenically stunning and located in a region that is relatively touched by the outside world. Both the “Sanddollar” and “Vanuatu Traveller” websites have updated content and navigation, and updated to better service travellers needs with instant booking. The social initiative “Tourism-Toolbox” is also introduced.
Witnessing the consequences of catastrophes affects everyone in differing ways and personal reaction to adversity is not aways as expected. Observing Ni-Vanuatu people struggle to survive after cyclone Pam identified the need to develop resilience in remote communities by creating community based tourism parallel to, and empathetic with their traditional livelihoods. Newsletter No. 5 is promotes the idea of using tourism to enhance the lives of the poor in a way that also highlights their rich culture. A “hand-up” not a “hand-out”.
Older Newsletters 2012 to 2015 - watt.nz
In March 2015 Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu and traversed directly over Tanna island ruining the livelihoods of ninety percent of the island’s population. Ni-Vanuatu have a reliance on starchy foods such as yams, taro, sweet potato, and cooking banana, all of which were destroyed by the extreme event. While programs were instigated months later to transition local diets into quick growing vegetables, this was not available in the immediate aftermath. Newsletter No. 5 was a plea to past travellers to help communities living in the central region.
With the sale of the Hobsonville House property, Vanuatu has become the main focus of watt.nz, and the great attributes that Vanuatu offers to travellers and holiday makers is concentrated on. Sanddollar, and Tanna-Adventures are featured and the knowledge portal of Vanuatu-Traveller is a major focus. Articles surrounding Vanuatu, Ni-Vanuatu peoples, travel to Port Vila, as well as the many unique characteristics of the other Vanuatu islands have to offer are included. Subscribers are also provided the opportunity to opt out if the Newsletter is not for them.
We take time out to pat ourselves on the back with Hobsonville House being accredited as one of the top ten international Bed and Breakfast’s in 2013 by the influential bedandbreakfast.com organisation. Updates on the newly introduced FAQ pages on the Sanddollar site are discussed, along with new tours and walks that are being included within Tanna-Adventures. In regard to the later, tours to Mt Yasur Volcano are expanded on and it is planned to introduce a series of Ni-Vanuatu cultural activities, tours and walks.
Newsletter - Special
Sanddollar Review - February 2013.
Sanddollar has become an established and well frequented island styled accommodation on Vanuatu’s main island, and this Newsletter reaches out to travellers that have stayed at Sanddollar. The facility takes bookings mainly through Tripadvisor’s holiday rental website Flipkey, and past customers are asked to post a review. As a reminder of the great time they would have had on the coastal property a tripadvisor “tripwow” media clip is included highlighting the tropical paradise that is Vanuatu. Vanuatu offers great travel experiences around soft adventure along with relaxing tropical holidays.
The idea of travel “web-trees” are discussed in our second Travel and Tourism Newsletter, and the various travel web trees that are associated with watt.nz are discussed. A web tree is simply the collection of interconnected web portals and social media that provides travellers with a variety of information regarding the travel entities that we are associated with. For Hobsonville House BnB, Sanddollar Quality accommodation, and the traveller-info.com travel portal, travel web-trees include their websites, associated blogs, facebook pages, along with author reputational substantiation.
An introductory travel and tourism newsletter that outlines our activity in the tourism industry both in Vanuatu and New Zealand. In New Zealand, our running of Hobsonville House, a internationally recognised Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Auckland is discussed. However, the focus of the Newsletter surrounds Sanddollar and Tanna Adventures in Vanuatu. Sanddollar provides quality island accommodation on the main island of Efate, while Tanna-Adventures provides full landed tourism services on Tanna Island, one of the “must see” islands in this relatively untouched Pacific nation.