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Solomon Islands Government to Support Tourism Solomons As it Redirects Focus

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured Tourism Solomon’s redirection strategy with its focus on domestic tourism is well within the bounds of the National Government’s policy redirection in the current COVID-19 driven environment. As a result, Tourism Solomons will benefit from government assistance under the Economic Stimulus Package to sustain its operations through to the ... read more

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World Tourism Day 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Did you know that World Tourism Day falls on Wednesday 27 September 2017? GET INVOLVED! The United Nations General Assembly affirmed when announcing the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, tourism can contribute to all the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – and ... read more

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Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 8

Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth, and currently provides for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By giving access to decent work opportunities in the tourism sector, society particularly youth and women, can benefit from increased skills and professional development. The sector’s contribution to job creation is reflected in Target 8.9 ‘’By 2030 devise and implement policies that contribute to sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products” (UNWTO).

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NZ Appoints New High Commissioner To Vanuatu

After serving in various diplomatic roles, Jonathan Schwass has been appointed as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Vanuatu. He will step in for current High Commissioner HE Georgina Roberts, who has been posted in Port Vila since 2014.

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