Angaur State is eyeing to establish its own visitors’ authority office which will be tasked to work in the areas that will promote and generate tourism activities in the state level.
Angaur State Governor Kennosuke Suzuky told Island Times during the sidelines of the Angaur Entrepreneurship Forum held on January 28 that he sees the creation of the Angaur Visitors Authority (AVA) as an opportunity for the state to generate revenue.
Governor Suzuky further explained that the plan is for the AVA to create its own policy and to work with other agencies to help bring tourists to the state.
“Angaur Visitors Authority will work with all other areas in Angaur that will generate tourism like airbnb, campsite, monkey sanctuary, local, traditional attraction – all of those things will be integrated into AVA,” Suzuky said.
Suzuky also enumerate the potentials of the state in the promotion of tourism, citing the Macaque, a monkey species that is unique only to Angaur State in the Micronesian region.
Suzuky also noted the challenge of access to Angaur, saying that the island is about 30 miles away from Koror and the going there is very much reliant on the weather condition. He added that they plan to use boats in travelling to the state when there is good weather condition while a plane, operated by a local aviation company, will be used as a means of transport when the sea is rough.
The governor also encourages the people of the state to embark on business ventures on their island.
“Anagur belongs to the people of Angaur and for them to do business in their island is a lot better for them than somebody who will do business,” Suzuky said. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)