Tonga’s Ministry of Tourism has been brought under the Ministry of Infrastructure starting June 1.
The Tourism Ministry is currently under the control of Minister of Police, Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa.
“The transfer was approved last Friday 15 May 2015, before the Honorable Prime Minister left for the PALM7 meeting in Japan,” a statement from the government says.
“This transfer makes Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu the new Minister of Tourism, and Mr. Ringo Fa’oliu continues to be the Chief Executive of all services under the Ministry of Infrastructure”.
“The Tourism Department will continue to use the Tonga Visitors Bureau (TVB) office and other facilities elsewhere”.