Tourism Bureau To Hold Consultative Conference
The Bureau of Tourism at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism(MICAT) has earmarked on a two-day consultative national stakeholders conference for owners and operators of Hotels, Motels and other travel and tourism entities.
According to a press release from MICAT’s Tourism wing, the conference which is expected to take place in Monrovia on July 4, 2012 will bring together several operators and owners of various private sector tourism entities operating in Liberia.
The Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourism at the Ministry of Information, Madam Elizabeth E. Hoff, stated that the purpose of the conference is to discuss the future of Liberia’s tourism industry in order for the Bureau to adequately familiarize itself with private sector tourism, and also emphasize the importance of the annual regulatory fees of the tourism industry in Liberia.
The two-day conference, which is organized by the Bureau of Tourism, with the participation of stakeholders of the tourism sector will discuss the regulatory authority of the ministry (MICAT) over various private operators and owners of the industry.
The New Executive Law of May 11, 1972, gave the Bureau of Tourism the sole authority to develop, regulate, monitor and promote tourism activities in the country.
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism therefore requires potential and bona fide individuals and investors wishing to establish and operate tourist entities within Liberia to comply with MICAT’s Tourism guidelines such as to register with the Bureau of Tourism of the Information Ministry.