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About ninety percent (90%) of tourists that arrive in Solomon Islands are more interested and involved in cultural activities. Thats according to an international visitors survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Island Visitors Bureau(SIVB) last year. A senior research development officer (SRDO) within the ministry Laurie Leketo revealed this during the National Development Workshop (NDW) for cultural industries held at Mendana on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has been selected as a leading institution to promote sustainable consumption and production in the global tourism industry. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has so far awarded the designation to related ministries in France and Morocco and to the U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), as well as to the Korean culture ministry, among the 38 nations and institutions that have applied for the designation.
H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamood Al-Khalifa inaugurated the forum by a speech in which he highlighted the importance of the Bahrain Tourism Strategy 2015-2018, which will be revealed next November.
The Chin Swee Caves Temple works very closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in particular MyCeb to promote the temple, not only for meditation and prayers but also as a holiday destination where visitors can enjoy the surroundings of Chin Swee Caves Temple. The temple has recently added in a brand new meditation hall that is well equipped with seminar and conference facilities. It has also two meeting rooms and 110 rooms hostel, making this temple the choice of many meditation groups from overseas and locally.
El Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) y Paradores Nacionales han firmado un convenio de colaboración para la promoción y difusión de la oferta turística cultural en el ámbito de las artes escénicas.
Productos tursticos basados en las industrias creativas es la nueva tendencia que están desarrollando los promotores turísticos para explotar una nueva veta de destinos, señala la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE).