6 Feb 2017

Tonga tourism sector given ambitious targets

From , 6:02 am on 6 February 2017

Tonga's government has doubled the earnings goals for the tourism sector in the hope that it will play a bigger part in building a strong economy.

The government's Tourism Roadmap 2014 had aimed for tourism income to reach US$45 million or 30 percent of GDP by the year 2020.

However, the Ministry of Tourism says that target has almost been met already so the target has been adjusted to at least $US90 million per annum.

The new target was given at a industry retreat this month.

CEO Fekita 'Utoikamanu told Koro Vaka'uta there is still a lot of improvements that can be made in the tourism industry.