How to Start a Tourism Operation (Accommodation)

Individuals wanting to start a tourism operation must follow the process below:

  1. A tourism business development plan should be submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  2. The proposed operation will undergo an assessment for Minimum Standard (MS) by the MS team at the Ministry.
  3. The MS team will then assign an accommodation category to the potential operator e.g. Hotel, Motel, Eco-lodge, Budget, etc.
  4. The MS team forwards the recommended accommodation category to the Senior Licensing Officer at Tourism Solomons where the respective license will be issued to the operator.
  5. This license is renewed annually and is a prerequisite to a Honiara City Council business license.
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