This is the first for the Division since it was established last year and is the direction that will set its course, a statement from HCC Media Unit.
Mayor Wilson Mamae thanked the Chairman, Director, and staff of the Tourism and Culture Division for producing the important document.
“I really appreciate what has been done by the division and thank you all for the job well done.”
He acknowledged that the Tourism and Culture policy and 10 years strategic plan is aligned with the policy statement and Cooperate Plan of HCC.
City Clerk Rence Sore added that this is a milestone and congratulated the new Division for the great effort in putting the Policy and strategic plan together.
Sore said this is the way forward to create and develop Tourism and Culture in Honiara City.
The policy has three parts, administration, schedule implementation, and Divisional and stakeholders cooperation, Chairman for Tourism and Culture Cr. Mostyn Saverio explained.
It is divided into short, medium, and long term with the theme “Taking back the Happy Isles” emphasizing on thinking global, act local concept.
The main focus of the Policy and Strategic Plan is on product development with a possible review by medium-term 2023-2025.