Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto has urged indigenous people of Isabel province to keep their villages clean and in order at all times
SIVB officials, representative from the ministry of culture and tourism Jonathan Bako, aviation official Alwyn Mavo and minister of tourism Samuel Manetoali visited Isabel province last week.
The visit was aimed to give operators more insights about tourism in Isabel and unveiled SIVB ambitious plans this year and beyond.
Not only that but to share some of his new vision that would be implemented by the bureau.
Mr Tuamoto during the visit to all tourism operators around the island have highlighted the message of village cleanliness.
Mr Tuamoto said cleaning of villages should not be done only when visitors or tourists are coming to village but for the people themselves in the village to enjoy and be proud about their village.
He pointed out that tourists and visitors would not like to stay in villages that look untidy with dirty people.
“Tourists love villages that are clean with fresh environments.”
The SIVB boss commended some of the villages that are being well arranged and kept clean.
He said the province has a great potential for tourism and its important that people must support the industry in whatever way possible.
Most of the villages have expressed gratitude over the visit by the bureau, saying its important for them to learn more about the work of the responsible authorities.
Tourism operators have vowed to work closely with the government and the bureau.
By DENVER NEWTER