4 Dec 2013

CNMI Tourism body wants Commonwealth to become flower destination

11:31 am on 4 December 2013

The Northern Mariana's tourism body says it wants to tap the Commonwealth's lush vegetation by developing it into a flower destination.

The Marianas Visitors Authority's Managing director, Perry Tenorio, has told the House Committee on Commerce about ongoing destination enhancements including the idea of developing the CNMI as a flower destination, among other things.

Mr Tenorio says while the CNMI has always been known as a beach destination and for its historic monuments, it wouldn't hurt if the islands add attractions it can offer to tourists.

He says the Authority has implemented improvements in safety and aesthetics in the historic Marpi area including repairs to restrooms and railings.