Solomon Islands is hoping to get better statistics from its tourism sector after a series of training sessions held in the country.
Hotels, tour operators and various government agencies in Honiara and Munda have been trained on compiling statistics, developing sustainable tourism and improving customer service.
The workshops were conducted by the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.
The organisation's chief executive Chris Cocker says the statistics training is important because tourism figures need to be accurate and available on a timely basis to inform planning and decision making.
The training is expected to contribute to a regular Solomon Islands tourism statistics report that will include other key indicators such as tourist receipts and expenditure, employment and GDP contributions.