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.
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.
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.
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.
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.