Miss Solomon Islands is now back in the country after her successful campaign in Samoa with plans to promote the country’s tourism industry.
Speaking to PAOA FM, Camilla Grossmith said promoting tourism through our culture is important.
“Culture plays an important part in promoting our local tourism industry because tourists coming into the country want to know us – what type of food we eat, what type of dances we showcase – basically the aspect of culture that we can showcase,” Grossmith said.
Grossmith is the second runner up during the Miss Pacific Islands in Apia, Samoa.
She said one thing she admired about people from other Pacific islands is that they are proud of their culture.
“The difference between us (Solomon Islanders) and other Pacific islanders is that they are very proud of their culture and that is how we can contribute to tourism, by showcasing our culture as well,” she said.
During her reign, Miss Solomon Islands hoped to participate in promoting our country’s tourism industry through the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and its stakeholders.
“I believe as an ambassador myself I can promote our tourism industry by doing adverts that promotes our country through our culture as well as a working closely with SIVB, communities and NGO’s to just promote our country.”
Miss Solomon Islands also scooped the main award for Best Talent during the 30th Miss Pacific Islands competition.
By JONATHAN MAELAGI