The Visitor's Bureau official logo. Photo credit: SIVB.

The Visitor’s Bureau official logo. Photo credit: SIVB.

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government says it will develop the country’s first ever National Tourism Legislation to ensure that tourism development in the country is environmentally, socio-culturally and economically viable.

The new national tourism legislation will support the existing National Tourism Policy which will also be reviewed to accommodate the challenges and new trends in the tourism sector.

The Government says the legislation and policy will be designed in a way that lessens the negative impacts of tourism development through the implementation of the new tourism legislation and other subsidiary regulations.

It says encouraging tourism development holistically will ensure the protection and maintenance of the nation’s natural and cultural resources to bring positive change to people’s livelihoods.

The roles and functions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau will be supported technically and financially to lead the implementation of this new tourism legislation and policy review.

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