Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says a recently concluded audit shows security in the sector is not as bad as stated in the international media, however, he says the audit shows that adjustments must be made.
The Security Audit was spawned by several complaints featured in the international media involving female visitors who were allegedly harassed at local resorts.
The Minister, who was speaking at a media briefing yesterday, said the audit highlighted several issues which need to be addressed.
Minister Bartlett has tasked newly appointed Director of Visitor Safety and Experience, Major Dave Walker, with reviewing the findings of the security audit and establishing a manual of ethics for the sector.
The Tourism Minister says Cabinet has already approved amendments to the Tourism Act which will require industry players to renew their licenses every 15-years.