25 Feb 2009

Niue's Premier hopes festival will attract investors

11:48 am on 25 February 2009

The Premier of Niue says he hopes the country's first ever culture and arts festival will also attract investors for it's tourism industry.

Niue is to host its first-ever culture and arts festival in April this year, with the hope that offshore Niueans will be able to connect better with their culture, identity and heritage.

The Premier of Niue, Toke Talagi, says it's an opportunity for people to get in touch with their roots as well as for people to look at Niue as a place for investment.

"Niue is a place for investments especially for the young people who might be interested in looking at Niue as anything but as a place for them to come for a holiday but as well as that as a place for them to come to invest some money in the tourism industry so that they can use this also as a possibility to come and live here i the future."

Premier Talagi says he hopes the festival will be able to continue annually.

The festival is to be held from the 12th till the 18th of April.