With the 2019 Me Save Solo tourism exchange kicking off in Honiara on 5 July, Tourism Solomons says the event is on track for the best-ever attendance.
Close on 40 international buyers are confirmed to meet with more than 30 sellers at the event, including smaller South Pacific nations.
Tourism Solomons, CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto says the response from the international delegates fully underlines the interest the destination is garnering in overseas markets. ‘I am particularly gratified to see several of the smaller South Pacific nations’ tourist offices take up our open invitation to join in,’ Tuamoto adds.
The overseas delegate contingent includes representatives from Australia, Denmark, Fiji, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan and the United States.
The international buyers will stay on to participate in a series of ‘beyond Honiara’ educational study tours visiting Gizo and Munda in the Western Province, the Marovo Lagoon, Marau Sound and Malaita.
The tours will also give participants travelling via Munda their first opportunity to see the developments that have taken place there recently allowing Solomon Airlines to operate its flagship Airbus A-320 into the Western Province, creating a new international gateway for the Solomon Islands.
Me Save Solo is taking place at the Institute of Tourism in the Solomon Islands National University campus and TRAVELinc Memo’s Stu Freeman will be reporting from the event.