The VTO said the arrival of the massive cruise liner on March 25 will be the highlight for cruising tourism this year in Vanuatu.
During his historic visit to Port Vila – the first official one by an Australian Prime Minister ¬– Scott Morrison spent the afternoon visiting projects supported by Australia.
During his official visit to Vanuatu, Australian PM Scott Morrison said he had discussed allowing increased import of kava, as well as other ways Australia would continue to support Vanuatu in areas including trade and development.
One of the five-person committee's first acts will be to consider calls for several former MPs who are currently in jail to be pardoned.
Mr Mungau died in Port Vila on January 5 after developing an infection in a leg wound that wasn't treated.
PM Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning on Friday, a spokesman said.
Air Vanuatu has confirmed that ID checks will be introduced due to a high incidence of identity fraud in past years.
Dr Thomas is passionate about educating and advocating for good governance ethics to be adopted into all institutions of Vanuatu.
This will be the first official bilateral visit of an Australian Prime Minister to Vanuatu.
Leaders in Luganville have requested that the national government consider continuing to provide food rations for the next three months until their gardens have matured.