BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE Minister of Tourism and Culture Bartholomew Parapolo has highlighted that culinary and hospitality has contributed to the growth and advancement of Solomon Islands Tourism sector.
He said this at the closing of the weeklong culinary and hospitality training at the Honiara Hotel over the weekend.
He said tourism industry is one sector that has contributed a lot to the expansion of this country’s economy.
“Hence organising and hosting of culinary and hospitality trainings is a bonus of the tourism industry.
“All this things have contributed a lot to the advancement of this particular sector because we are dealing with visitors,” Parapolo said.
He said with regards to this initiative it is important the country must produce quality local foods and that the hospitality offered must be of standard to reflect Solomon Islands cultures and history.
The warm and friendly hospitality from the Happy Isles must be maintained, he adds.