BY ANNA FRANCES PEARSON Source: Stuff.co.nz
Denise Tatangis and her children in Mere Sau-wia, Nguna Island. Tatangis wants to offer homestay accommodation as another source of income.
It’s early evening in Port Vila, Vanuatu, as Frank Aru, a round-faced man with straight white teeth, farewells a dozen tourists outside Mangoes Resort with the same singsong voice and sweaty-templed enthusiasm he’d started the day with.
“We’re going out to original Vanuatu,” Aru, a guide with Melanesian Tours, had told the Kiwi and Australian visitors, before taking them in a minivan around Efate Island. “This is island styyyyyle,” he’d said, flaunting a flowery blue shirt and lurching from side to side