Ongerung Kambes Kesolei at the 6th Pacific Media Summit in Solomon Islands

The Palau Media Council last week started a three-day workshop on reporting on restoring tourism after the Covid-19 crisis.

The council launched the workshop in partnership with the Australian Embassy and the Australian’ government’s Department of Foreign Affairs to help bring the local journalists and communication officers in the country together to encourage participants to report effectively on Palau’s “tourism assets that will attract domestic and international visitors and to disseminate information on the dynamic, sustainable and world-leading diving tourism sector. “

PMC Vice President Kambes Kesolei stated during the first day of the workshop on March 3 that the media plays a vital role in disseminating accurate information to the public.

“As members of the media, we have a vital role to play in disseminating accurate and up-to-date information to the public on the measures being taken to rebuild Palau’s

the tourism economy in a sustainable and resilient way.”

The workshop will include speakers from different sectors and agencies, such as the Palau Chamber of Commerce, Belau Offshore Fisheries Inc, and the Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Finance is expected to discuss the new Palau Goods and Services Tax with the media.

“By the end of this workshop, we hope to have achieved our objectives of enhancing your ability to report effectively on Palau’s tourism industry and increase awareness of the government’s efforts to support the safe return of international tourism,” Kesolei said.

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