20 May 2015

Tonga's Tourism Department to move ministries

10:55 am on 20 May 2015

Tonga's cabinet has approved the transfer of the Tourism Department from its current Ministry, Labour, Commerce and Tourism, to the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The National Shield of Tonga

The National Shield of Tonga Photo: RNZI

Radio Tonga reports that the transfer will be effective from the first of June.

The transfer makes 'Etuate Lavulavu the new minister for tourism.

The outgoing minister, Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa, says he will work with Mr Lavulavu to ensure a smooth transition.