VTO, VSP Placement Agreement to strengthen organisational performance
A placement agreement signed by the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) with the Vanuatu Skills Partnership (VSP) last Friday will define the roles in which the two organisations will work together, to achieve their shared objectives.
According to the VTO, the placement agreement outlines the temporary placement of Mr. Warren Gama, the Productive Sector Technical Advisor (TA) for VSP, within the VTO to lead the coordination and management of the Business Intelligence program focusing on tourism data and insights for improved organisational performance.
On Mr. Gama’s role, the VTO CEO, Mrs Adela Issachar Aru said Mr. Gama had joined the VTO team in February this year, and has filled in the necessary role of overseeing VTO’s Business Intelligence Program.
“We have tried to base much of VTO’s work in the past two years, internationally as well as domestically, on in-depth market research and data analysis,” she said.
“We believe that all decisions must be data-driven to guide our investments as well as increase understanding on the consumer travel trends and market demands and we were very enthusiastic to have Mr. Gama’s leadership into such an important area of VTO’s work.”
On the Partnership Agreement, Director of VSP, Mr. Fremden Yanhambath said the VSP, through the support of the Australian Government, is pleased to be able to facilitate this secondment as part of the shared vision to support the development of the Tourism Sector.
“This will further strengthen our joint planning, implementation and reporting of activities by ensuring that good quality data management systems are in place to manage data and skills development in supporting the recovery of the tourism sector,” he said.
The VSP has supported numerous VTO led initiatives in partnership with other stakeholders in the past. This new integrated partnership will be beneficial towards the preparation for the border reopening in July.