The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB), begins visiting local potential tourist destinations this week.
This weekend, officials will tour Simbo Island, Western Province to see and experience the island’s unique features such as its active volcano, cultures and conservation sites.
The visit is part of the Ministry’s new approach to gather firsthand information on unique and untouched places to be used as tourism products to promote and market the country overseas.
Permanent Secretary of Culture and Tourism Ministry John Wasi says the government wants to make sure unique places in the country are visited to identify their products for promotion purposes.
In its recently launched policy on tourism, the DCC Government is keen to support relevant authorities to aggressively market and
promote Solomon Islands to increase awareness on the country as a desired tourist destination.
Mr Wasi says officials from his Ministry will assertively pursue the policy intentions of the Government to support tourism product
development that enhances Solomon Islands competitiveness in regional tourism.
The Government Communication Unit reports, unique places in other
provinces will be visited during the course of the year.