Sun. Dec 8th, 2019

PVA Chair: Palau lacks attractions other than water

Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) Chairman of the Board Ngiraibelas Tmetuchl said that Palau is lacking the attractions other than water, hence, they are now working with other states to develop attractions for tourists to see.

Ngiraibelas said in an interview with Island Times on June 7 that they had already started working with Airai State and now with Nagrdmau and Ngarchelong for the project.

PVA is putting up a one-stop shop project where tourists can get a permit at PVA that allows them to do multiple activities and visit multiple museums for 30 days, according to Ngiraibelas.

“That’s the concept. We started with Airai and we’re working now with Ngardmau and Ngarchelong,” Ngiraibelas said.

Ngiraibelas added that they had been looking at the four attractions namely the Bai and the canoe in Airai, waterfalls and the box side mining areas in Ngardmau, and the monolith in Ngarchelong and they are trying to enhance them by developing concessions.

“There’s really nothing for tourists to spend money on,” Ngiraibelas said, explaining further that they are helping set a stage for people to visit and where the locals can also sell some items.

“What we’re looking at with the other states is asking them what do they have and how do we turn them into a fun cool activity and what would the tourist want to do to pay and see it,” Ngiraibelas shared. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)