BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
A two-day introduction to Tourism and Quality Customer Service training has ended successfully in Gizo, Western province.
The training is facilitated by Solomon Host, a business which offers tourism training and consultancy service for government agencies and biasness in Solomon Islands and organised by Western Province Tourism Association (WPTA).
About 15 participants within Gizo attended the training and received their certificated at the PT109 restaurant on Friday.
This training programme is sponsored by Stongim Bisnis, an Australian government-supported programme that works with the private sector to increase the country’s economic prosperity.
CEO, Solomon Host facilitator Joyce E Konofilia said that this training is very important for local operators around the province to understand basic trainings on how to provide quality services.
“This training is much important for people in the province, especially Gizo to interact with tourists coming to Gizo.
“Gizo is the destination for all cruise markets and now is growing and this training will equip workers and locals to gain right informations.
“It’s good for local tourism operators around the province to easy understand the basic concept of tourism.”
She said the same training was successfully ended at Munda on Wednesday and Gizo on Friday. The trip to Seghe will be postponed to carry out the training.
She encourages taxi drivers, other tourism business operators and general public to attend the training in future.
He said the training programme will prepare the people in the province for the expected influx of tourists as result of the opening of the Munda airport to international flights and Cruise Ship destinations.
Western Province Tourism Association (WPTA) President Ivan Mike has thanked Solomon Host and Australian government for supporting the local tourism industry to improve its services delivery at an international standard.