About 18 participants from Honiara and West Guadalcanal tourism accommodations attended a tourism COVID-19 Extra Care measures and standards training at the Tourism Division’s conference room, Honiara, on June 23 and June 24, 2021. The training was organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS).
The training aimed to prepare the tourism frontline workers to know and apply safety in their work places.
The Director of Tourism Division, Barney Sivoro told the participants they were the sixth group of tourism business workers and owners to attend the tourism COVID-19 Extra care measures and standards training.
He thanked the participants to see the importance of the training and availed themselves.
“The important thing is for you and your businesses to give confidence to your visitors when the borders will open and they return to your places,” said Sivoro.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara told the participants, “while you successfully complete the training, the application of the knowledge and skills you acquired during the training is an important outcome.”
Nihopara congratulated the participants for their successful completion of the training.
They received their certificates of completion in a brief ceremony at the training venue.
He also thanked the trainers from MCT and MHMS, and especially Savita Nandan Makabo, the COVID-19 Extra Care consultant to organize the training.
Spoken on behalf of the participants, one of the female trainees thanked MCT and MHMS for the training.
She also said that the training was timely and useful to the participants at their work places and families.
The two days of training has covered the general information about the COVID-19 and how it is spread, how the COVID-19 extra care measures and standards can help the tourism owners, their workers, visitors, and families safe from the pandemic.