The National, Friday 11th November 2011
THE provincial tourism board in East New Britain has been challenged to take tourism in the province to the next level.
Congratulating the new provincial tourism board recently, Britain Governor Leo Dion challenged it to plan on a clear way forward so that they could raise tourism standards to the next level.
He said it was important for the newly-established board to map out a clear vision as the industry was a significant contributor to achieving the provincial 10-year strategic development plan objectives and the theme of “growing the local economy”.
He said the provincial government would support any new initiative that would help in strengthening participation of local people.
“I can assure the tourism board of the provincial government’s support of any initiatives,” Dion said.
He said the provincial government would support any initiatives that would strengthen local people in the tourism and hospitality industry, especially those from rural areas in the province.
The provincial tourism board was sworn-in two months ago, with Douglas Pidi as chairman.
The new board is settling outstanding issues that required immediate attention to pave the way forward for the industry in the province.