Welcome to “our last of the real islands” Torba Province.Torba Province located at the northern part of Vanuatu; consist of 13 islands with a land mass of 882km² and a total population of over 9,359 people.
Europeans began settling the islands in the late 18th century after the British explorer James Cook visited the islands on his second voyage and gave them the name New Hebrides.
In 1887 the islands came under the administration of a joint French–British naval commission.
There are 6 international carriers using these facilities.
Vanuatu was generally unaffected by the global crisis.
Due to declining external demand, exports contracted in 2009 and GDP growth slowed, to 3.5%.
Import volumes continued to rise, widening the current account deficit.
Five minutes’ drive from Sola airport on Vanualava; locates Torba Tourism Office where the Torba Provincial Government Headquarter is.
Torba Tourism Office is currently armed with one staff working as Torba Tourism Product Development Officer with the objective to: Welcome to Sanma Province home of the largest island of Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, and Vanuatu’s second big town, Luganville.
For a few months in 1889, the settlement of Port Vila was an independent republic known as Franceville.
It was the first self-governing nation to practice universal suffrage without distinction of sex or race, although only whites were permitted to hold office.
In Port Vila, the French quarter and Chinatown highlight the vibrancy of modern Vanuatu - it's a town firmly locked into the future while retaining the emblems of its past with pride.