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Sol-Host conducts tourism course in Isabel

SOLOMON HOST this month completed a weeklong training for tourism operators in Isabel Province. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Host, Joyce Konofilia-Maetoloa conducted the training on the week starting November 15th in Buala.

A total of 30 participants attended. They came from accommodation, restaurants, bird watching, tour guides and Mother's Union establishments.

“We did five courses namely Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Services, Food Service, House-keeping, Events Management and Tour Guiding,” said Mrs Maetoloa.

The one-week workshop was formally opened by the Deputy Provincial Secretary and blessed by Father Bako.

The workshop ended with food and presentation of gifts for the facilitator Solomon Host CEO, Mrs Maetoloa.

In her closing speech, Mrs Maetoloa highlighted the fact that Isabel Province has a lot of potential for tourism development, adding the people are very hospitable and have the right attitude to look after tourists.

She pledged her support to help rural tourism development in the province.

The training was co-funded by the Isabel Provincial Government and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and supported by the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau.

The participants were presented with certificates at the closing of the workshop on Friday 19th November 2010.


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