A major step forward for the future promotion and development of the Solomon Islands dive tourism sector, the destination’s main dive operators have agreed to combine resources to create a formal representative body - Dive Operators Solomon Islands (DOSI).
Tourism Solomons has applauded Solomon Airlines’ decision to commence a direct same-day Brisbane-Munda-Brisbane service on Saturday, 30 March describing the move as, potentially, a major catalyst for increased international visitation to the destination.
Bracing itself to handle a barrage of questions relating to the Rennell Island oil spill and its impact in the Solomon Islands’ world-class dive offering, a Tourism Solomons-led dive industry team attending the OZTek2019 Advanced Dive Conference in Sydney on the weekend has advised it did not receive a single question.
The best thing our international visitors can do to help the people of Rennell Island, and by extension the people of the Solomon Islands who are so dependent on tourism, is to keep their travel plans on track.
Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has expressed grave concern for the impact the oil spillage continuing to flow from a grounded bulk carrier on pristine Rennell Island holds for both the local community and the country’s tourism fortunes.