The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has officially launched its National Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2019.
The strategy was designed to identify and address some of the sector-related impediments and to facilitate a faster rate of economic and increased benefits from tourism.
Speaking during the launching, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the strategy was dubbed as a strategy for growth in recognizing tourism as a great potential for economic growth and prosperity for the country.
Prime Minister Sogavare said the launching was timely and signifies the important commitment of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government to develop tourism in Solomon Islands.
“Ladies and gentlemen the launching of this National Tourism Strategic Plan 2015-2019 is timely as it signifies the important commitment the Democratic Coalition for Change Government has in the development of this industry.”
The Prime Minister adds, the strategy also stresses the following five key component of development in the country.
“And its stresses five key components of development namely: improved transport and infrastructure development, robust marketing and research strategies, product development and investment, human resources and capacity development and cruise ships and yacht. This plan aims to drastically address these key areas of development.”