BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
SOLOMON Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela said Solomon Islands in terms of its tourism competency will have to develop some kind of attractions that are different.
One area they talked about during his recent visits to Australia and New Zealand was the country’s diverse cultures.
This is to develop Solomon Islands diverse culture as a product.
The PM explained that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is actually working on this now plus the Visitors Bureau Office.
“The idea the ministry is working on is to establish a cruise ship domestically in the country, purposely for tourists to travel in these boats taking five days or nights out before returning to the capital to leave the country,” said the PM.
“Destinations travelling to will be locations such as at Makira, Ngella and other provinces where activities promote the country’s diverse cultures.”
Of course the PM said the other market area is diving being a product Solomon Islands is good with.