An eyeopener, educational and well advanced tourism training ended successfully last Thursday in Batuna, Marovo lagoon, Western province.
Ministry of culture and tourism senior tourism officer Laurie Leketo who was part of the team said the week long training has offered opportunity for the local tourism operators to get some insights and tips on how to run their own business.
“The training has brought some hopes to tourism operators in the largest lagoon in Marovo through the intensive skills and management training.”
More than 30 operators plus interested resource owners attended the training which was held at ADRA house at Batuna.
The training was first of its kind to be organised in that regional though Marovo is defined as word heritage,’ Mr Leketo said.
He said courses being offered at the training included food beverages, introductory of tourism, hospitality and care services.
“The training module was designed mainly for rural tourism operators to ensure operators can follow standard tourism setting.
“Operators are overwhelmed and excited to have the training provided at their door step,” he said.
Mr Leketo added that the training was supposed to be organised in March this year but due to other commitments the training was deferred to last week.
The tourism department hopes to organise more similar training but more advance to the Marovo operators in the future.
He thanked all those who attended the training.
Meanwhile a similar training will be organised in Marau soon.
By DENVER NEWTER