The media will also play a role in the government's efforts to improve the Commonwealth as a destination and bring in more tourists, according to Gov. Benigno R. Fitial.
Fitial said in an interview yesterday that reporting positive things will help improve the quality of Saipan's product, which is the island itself.
“Reporting negatively will not improve the product. In other words, there's a sense of collaboration between government and media,” he said.
Fitial's statement comes after he convened his Cabinet officials for a meeting on Monday, which featured a presentation by Tan Holdings vice chair Willie Tan, whose corporation owns hotel resorts and travel and tour agencies in the Commonwealth.
Tan, Fitial said, expressed concern that tourist sites on island should not only be kept clean but also safe.
Fitial said there will be 10 government agencies that will be involved in their renewed effort to address tourism and destination enhancement matters.
“Each agency or department will come in and they will report on what they can do to help improve the produce in the renewed effort to continue to bring tourists to the CNMI,” he said, adding that each of the three islands in the Commonwealth has its own distinctive product.
Fitial disclosed that another meeting among agencies involved in the initiative is scheduled today.
“We will do our best within our resources but we will definitely improve this product,” he added.