BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO today welcomes cruise liner Crystal Serenity to the Western province.
The ship’s tourists are expected to be shown around the islands and islets surrounding Gizo, where they will experience the beauty of Western province’s environment, history and culture.
Crystal Serenity will stop over for eight hours before moving on to its next destination.
Western province culture and tourism division officer Ms Fabina Lilo yesterday said Gizo will witness the arrival of Crystal Serenity making its first voyage to the province.
“We will close the section of road that begins here at the MSG building to the BSP building today.
“This would only allow for pedestrians and local carvers to showcase their traditional along the main road.
“Entertainments and will be held at the old Gizo market area and a brief welcome ceremony will be stage here in front of the Gizo hotel upon the landing of the first tender boat.”
Lilo said a traditional war canoe (Tomoko) will escort the first tender to the shores at 8am to be greeted by warriors.
Other sites for the tourists to visit include, Saeragi Village, Oravae Cottage and other tourism resorts within Gizo Island.