Solomon Islands News

July 22, 2020

Iumi-Tugeda against COVID-19

Tourism Solomons in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture & Tourism has begun the process of initiating what CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto’ describes as a five-point plan intended to a rekindle and sustain the tourism sector’s fortunes as it looks to adapt to the current – and post – COVID-19 environment.
July 10, 2020

COVID-19 hits hard on tour operator in Solomon Islands

In Solomon Islands, local tourism operators have also felt the impacts of it apart from other bigger operators because they depend very much on tourists coming into the country and use their services. 
July 7, 2020

Solomon Airlines marks Independence Day with initiatives to support tourism recovery

Solomon Airlines has marked Independence Day 2020 by announcing a series of domestic travel specials and providing further flexibility and support for passengers booking future international travel.
June 30, 2020

Solomons’ mass repatriation exercise begins this week

The largest repatriation of Solomon Islanders stranded overseas by the Covid-19 pandemic is beginning today.
June 25, 2020

SITIDF channels emergency aid to tourism sector

The Solomon Islands Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund (SITIDF) is providing emergency funds to approved tourism operators.
June 24, 2020

Solomons govt sanctions repatriation flights

The Solomon Islands government has sanctioned two commercial flights that will enable a mass repatriation of citizens and some expatriates from neighbouring countries.
June 18, 2020

Solomon Airlines confirms further repatriation flights

With the approval of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji Governments, Solomon Airlines will operate a further series of repatriation flights on 1 July, linking Vanuatu, Fiji, and Australia with the Solomon Islands.
June 15, 2020

Virus-free Solomon Islands pushes for ‘Pacific bubble’ inclusion

Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has called on the Australian and New Zealand governments to ask for their active consideration in allowing the COVID-19 free Solomon Islands to be included in a potential ‘South Pacific travel bubble’ when international travel restrictions are finally lifted.
June 15, 2020

Call for Australasia-South Pacific tourism ‘bubble’

The Australian representatives of four South Pacific nations have written to the prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand, asking for a tourism ‘bubble’ that it is hoped could eventually include cruises.
May 27, 2020

Solomon Airlines brings Solomon Islanders home on first repatriation flight

Solomon Airlines’ repatriation flight IE663 took off from Brisbane Airport at 1.13pm today with 74 passengers pleased to be heading home to the Solomon Islands from throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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