Dear EFAM Reader, My name is Ty and I’m the Chief Operating Officer at EscapeArtist. I have a message I want to share with every follower of EscapeArtist. Like you, I followed EscapeArtist for many years. My expatriate experience gave me the chance to study in India and Mexico and live in Trinidad and the US, but it wasn’t until I moved to Ireland that I found EscapeArtist. I read a few articles and learned about being an expat, but honestly, it didn’t mean a whole lot to me since I was already living it. In November 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a conference EscapeArtist co-hosted in Belize and that, I can categorically say, was my “tipping point”. It’s one thing to read the information online, it’s an entirely other experience to be immersed an surrounded by people who are thinking about becoming and living an expat life. That November trip inspired me to do more than I was already doing; to “take my experience to the next level,” as it were. That said, in December 2013, I joined the EscapeArtist team in my current role, and I began to not just learn more about expatriate life from others, but connect people who wanted to do the same but were unsure where to start or what the end would look like; provide people with access to products and services that would help them on their journey; and share my personal other people’s success stories. In short, I started giving back and helping others with their dreams. Now, I came to EscapeArtist with a project of my own already in existence. My project is called YoPro Global (www.yoproglobal.com). It is a social network designed to give young professionals all of the tools and resources they need as they start their career and advance. These are tools and resources I would have liked to have had when I was at that stage of my career, so I wanted to help others find them easier than I was able to. I introduce YoPro to you because when I joined EscapeArtist, Domingo, EscapeArtists’ CEO had the foresight to see how my company, YoPro Global, and EscapeArtist can work together. That vision evolved into a joint venture known as Passion & Purpose, which can be found online at www.exploringmypassion.com. The vision for Passion & Purpose was to provide followers of EscapeArtist a community that they can belong to worldwide. A place where people who are passionate about travel, food and culture, or want to become expats to live a freer life can meet each other and make friends, have fun and be fulfilled. Members of YoPro who are career focused can participate in the community as an outlet to “play” and explore what they’re passionate about, while working towards a purpose. This joint venture just made sense, so we built it for you. While all of this information is worthwhile, here comes the point to my story. Being immersed in a community of would-be and already-are expatriates, gave me the inspiration I needed to take my personal journey to the next level. I joined the team and I began giving back. Now I’d like to give you the same opportunity. Our joint venture, Passion & Purpose, similar to YoPro, is building in-person communities in cities around the world. Members of YoPro and followers of EscapeArtist will be treated to local events and activities hosted by volunteers to encourage networking, information-sharing and learning and shared-experiences. We are going to rally up-and-coming and seasoned professionals, would-be and already-are expats and locals around the passion of adventure, travel, food, culture, living life and advancing individual personal goals, and we want you to lead it. That’s right. This is an invitation for you to join our team as a volunteer Ambassador, and help us build a community in your city and multiple cities around the world. All of the information you need is right here: http://communities.yoproglobal.com These will be joint communities between YoPro and Passion & Purpose and will cater to YoPro and Passion & Purpose members, and EscapeArtist followers. This is your chance to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others around you. If you want to do even more, EscapeArtist has opportunities available to license, partner with, write for or advertise on our Portals, which are country or topic-specific webpages on the EscapeArtist website that provide the much needed information on a specific topic (in the case of a topical portal) or on how to live, work, play, retire or invest in a particular location (in the case of a country portal). Several of our portal partners uses these channels as a fulltime income earner and a means of becoming location independent. If either of these opportunities interest you, the Community Ambassador for Passion & Purpose in cities around the world; or the Topic or Country Portal Partner for EscapeArtist, please contact me at Ty@escapeartist.com. It’s time to take charge and give back. Let us provide the forum for you to do so.
The small country of Vanuatu says Good Morning World with the approval of the new Chinese /Singapore funded 350 million dollar airport projected to increase visitor numbers by 900 % to 1 million a year ,that might not seem much to London’s Heathrow and California’s L,A.X But the little island of Efate is just 50 by 50 kilometers has only has just over 40,000 population you can drive around the island in just over a hour if your in a hurry but most all take the time exploring the island ,stopping at magnificent tropical beach s and amazing blue swimming holes and every village has a road stall for fresh fruits like bananas, paw paws, coconuts, avocados and there own french version of the bread sticks no MacDonald of KFC here.
We are heading towards boom times we can already smell it feel it and are in it we now offer over 8 projects for interested investors ,relocate-rs and retires looking for that escape hatch
Vanuatu is one of the smallest populations in the World. It’s a Country you probably never heard of. Vanuatu is destined to be, a tourist ‘Mecca’ in the next 5 years. It is geographically located in the South Pacific just north of Fiji, South of the Equator, west of Australia and east of Hawaii. Taking a flight from Australia, to Vanuatu would take approximately two hours.
Recently, a radio program in America interviewed me. During the radio program, the interviewer expressed his opinion, that Australia is a paradise. I responded, “Well Vanuatu is the true paradise. People who live in Australia travel to Vanuatu. They enjoy the freedom of travelling to Vanuatu and enjoying the natural beauty and lifestyle. This is a rare freedom you can no longer find, living in most cities, Worldwide. In Vanuatu, the air is free of pollution, when you breathe in the air, you can actually feel a noticeable difference. The average winter temperature is 22° and an average summer temperature of 28° you will never need a woolen jumper again.” In Vanuatu there are no red lights or speeding cameras.
Vanuatu is made up of 83 Islands in a Y-shaped configuration. There are two main Islands in the group. One has the township called Port Vila and is called Efate and the other is called Espiritu Santo, which is the largest Island in Vanuatu. Some say, it is the most beautiful of the Islands. It’s separated in a chain of several other Islands and to be frank, I find it very hard to put one ahead of the other. They both have amazing attractions. Port Vila is a bustling township, originally colonized by the French and the English who ran the Country before Independence. It was previously know as New Hebrides, jointly governed for 70 years before Independence and handover in 1980. The other Island’s township of Luganville is more laid-back and easy-going. However, both of these South Pacific Islands are about to change immensely.
In February 2012 I wrote a kindle E- book, entitled “How The World Trade Organization Will Change Vanuatu And How, You Can Move To The South Pacific Paradise,” available on Amazon.com. The book covers 11 facts that you should know about Vanuatu, such as, living, moving, banking, education, technology, health, starting a business etc.
On January 1st 2012, Vanuatu’s World Trade Organization was accepted with an official listing in August 2012. Russia officially became the 156th member. International banking circles now officially recognize The Republic of Vanuatu. International banking recognizes that Vanuatu is a Country that they can do business with. If you were investing in any of the other 156 members of The World Trade Organization, we have the same rules and regulations, of a flourishing /offshore banking system/ and although we don’t have all the factories or millions of people that China had when it became a member of the World Trade Organization. Vanuatu will have enormous expansion and change in the next 10 years. It is well known fact in present time, that an emerging Nation is providing a higher ROI to worldly educated investors.
Amazing stories have come from the past from this new country now called, The Republic of Vanuatu, with population of approximately 240,000 people, spread over 83 Islands. The major town, of Port Vila, has a town population of around 35,000 to 40,000 people. The Parliament House is located as well as the main Bank buildings and the main Harbor, where both cruise ships and container ships are regularly in plain sight. There are plans to build since Carnival and P and O International Cruise Liner Companies have now brought the ships down from the Mediterranean and from the Caribbean and offer the international tourist, the opportunity of cruising the South Pacific for the first time. It was only a couple of years ago, Vanuatu was host to a cruise ship, once a week or once a fortnight. The locals believed it to be excellent, as each tourist spends approximately $300 aud for the day whilst they are in Port.
We have had, over 200 cruise ships this year already and plans are underway for more than 400 cruise ships projected per year, to visit Port Vila by 2016, The Island I personally recommend visiting is Espiritu Santo Island. It arguably has, the best beach in the World aptly named Champagne Beach. The current increase in visiting cruise ships and airlines, creates an incredible increase in the tourist holiday market and holiday accommodation for Vanuatu and the international traveler. Marketers tell us and recommend, that we will need between 2,000 and 4,000 hotel rooms to accommodate the influx of tourists to the beautiful haven of Vanuatu. When you consider the average stay in Vanuatu is 10 days, the income stream and room rates between $200-$600 and per night makes a sizable contribution towards Vanuatu’s National Gross Income. In fact, tourism supply is currently 75% of GDP for Vanuatu.
Along with the fabulous 83 Islands to explore, the main centers of port Vila are serviced by an International Airport. Luganville, which is a smaller township than Port Vila., it also has the second International Airport. In Vanuatu, there is an open sky policy with direct international flights. In the near future there will be flight to Vanuatu from Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
There are plans to boost the current flights from New Zealand and Australian. Sydney and Brisbane are serviced by Air Vanuatu which is a code share with Qantas, Emirates, Virgin Pacific Flights, Air Pacific from Fiji. From Australia the flight is, just over two hours from Brisbane. From Hong Kong and Los Angeles, approximate 10.5 hours flight time. At present, Vanuatu is receiving approximately 120,000 visitors arriving by air and as mentioned in our headline the new airport will be open by 2016 we are advised.
Vanuatu is an interesting and pleasant place to visit. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. They are very religious and on Saturday at one o’clock the town closes, so they can all go to church on Saturday night and Sunday. The business establishments commence business trading on Monday morning. The markets reopen on Monday morning at 7 AM. The Government and the locals frown on drug use and pornography is banned. It is common practice, to respect their Elders and great respect is shown to the Elders. They have a Westminster system Government and Democracy, which has now stood for over 30 years with general elections every three years.
Vanuatu has beautiful landscapes, where you can visit rain forest; see splendid waterfalls and much more. The seascapes are beautiful and underwater diving is a big tourism magnet in Vanuatu. The atmosphere is of simple and traditional lifestyles by the natives in Vanuatu. They offer endless land and water sports such as diving, swimming and fishing. These are daily occurrences for the locals and a fresh food market offers fresh vegetables and tropical fruits. If you have an active lifestyle, there are so many interesting adventure tours you can do! One day sailing trips, rock climbing, hiking and even learning to fish with a bow and arrow. My recommendation is, to visit a live volcano on one of the outer Islands. It is one of only four in the World where you can see the live red lava flow in its’ natural state, boiling at a distance. This is one of the only accessible places in the World to get such a magnificent view for such a site.
What can you do in Vanuatu? I’ve stopped counting, as there are too many to mention here. The strong French influence here in Vanuatu is most visible in the Restaurants where you can visit and experience the delicious food and beverages. French wine is everywhere and the natives are bilingual speaking French, English and their local tongue.
Tourism plays a large and important business and trade factor. By understanding the magnitude of tourist capital Vanuatu, you will understand and grasp the full value of investing in real estate there. Everybody needs a holiday away from the pressures of everyday life, regardless of a Global Financial Crisis. Opening up the Vanuatu Airports to international travel, makes perfect sense and is high on the Government’s agenda. This is a great time to invest and be early with your investment dollars and especially into tourism accommodation.
You can invest personally as a single Bungalow purchaser or as a large joint venture investor, to assist in the growth of the infrastructure of Vanuatu. I was awarded the Title of Trade Commissioner, in The Republic of Vanuatu for three consecutive years, with a specific target market of Queensland, Australia. It is the closest large population base to The Republic of Vanuatu. I humbly accepted the Title and gave a commitment, that I would continue to promote investment into their life with tourism and any other form of business venture investment, that I felt my clients would prosper from.
As an investor, you will be investing along with Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan America, England and Russian Governments. The Governments see The Republic of Vanuatu as a worthwhile destination. If you purchase a property in excess of currently AU$55,000 you can apply for residency, as long as your credentials are free of criminal activities such as drug use, pornography or any other type of convictions. Vanuatu has Accountants and Lawyers. As an investor, you can also set up a Company for yourself. You could move offshore, free of any Country or personal discrimination. A major attraction is no Personal Income Tax, no Corporate Income Tax Duties and no Land Tax. There is a value added tax which is VAT which is 12.5%. VAT mainly is a user pays tax.
You can enjoy, a tropical lifestyle with absolutely no winter; take advantage of the fresh fruits and produce, freshly caught seafood and award winning export beef. This is truly paradise, the kind we all dream of. Also to assist you in purchasing property, we have a local National Bank, who can supply financing to clients for up to 70% of the purchase price of our investment properties, financing is subject to approval for qualified applicants.
Our Development Companies are Pacific Haven Resort and Palekula Beach Enterprises. The Development Companies are currently developing and offering for sale, Beachfront and Waterfront, one-bedroom Resort Bungalows from $199,000 Australian to 3 bedroom beach mansions for $599,000 Australian. These large three-bedroom, two-storey luxury Resort Bungalows, including your own private Swimming Pool and fully furnished,These luxury Resort Bungalows will lease from $800 aud to $1,350 aud per night and can accommodate up to 8 people. The local tourist agents advise is, “book quickly and early during the holiday season.”
Our single-bedroom Bungalows daily rental will be from $200-$350 aud each, per site and will have permanent Management 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Management will look after your property for you if you decide to be an absent owner but then as the owner you are still invited to use your investment Bungalow/s, free of charge for 30 days per year, only requirement is with prior advance bookings.
The rental returns on the one-bedroom Bungalows are subject to occupancy and a rack rate return of 6.7% minimum and 17.1% maximum net return. The rental of the larger three-bedroom Bungalows can produce a much higher return. It is dependent on occupancy. Statistically speaking, with 95% occupancy, these properties can pay themselves off in just 3 to 5 years
We invite the readers of this short investment brief, to view our websites and to become either purchasers or joint-venture partners with our Tourism and Industry Developments. Your investment works on the basis of a win -win situation for all involved and aides in the present and future for citizens of The Republic of Vanuatu.
Our Development Company also offers free Inspection Flights for buyers from anywhere in the World (conditions apply) to Vanuatu, to assist in the inspection of your purchase/s. It also includes, accommodation for up to 2 nights while you’re there.
We will also offer services, in organizing Accountants and Lawyers to transfer the Title legally into your name and also can give business advice on dealing with Government Departments and setting up any Business that you might be interested in. We are also specializing in providing Syndicated Investor Opportunities for the Timber Industry in Vanuatu and have passive investments that can return 20% per annum over the next 10 years, by harvesting our 30-year-old Timber Plantations and exporting to Australia as flooring and decking. The Syndicated Partnerships, involve an outlay of $55,000 aud. and also come with approval of the Vanuatu Investment Regulatory Government Department or VIPA, which it is known as locally.
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