Solomon Islands News

June 11, 2019
Solomon Airlines Helping to Fund Tourism Accommodation Development

Solomon Airlines Helping to Fund Tourism Accommodation Development

The biggest challenge facing the Solomon Islands, as it attempts to catch up with more successful tourist destinations in the South Pacific, is a shortage of hotel beds.
June 6, 2019
SPTO at Solomon Islands Transport Symposium

SPTO at Solomon Islands Transport Symposium

Elizabeth Ragimana, Research and Statistics Manager at SPTO attended the Solomon Islands Transport Symposium held in Honiara, Solomon Islands on May 30-31.
May 31, 2019
SPTE 2020 Save the Date

SPTO announces the 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange

The 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) convened by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation will be held on May 25-26 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
May 30, 2019
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More tourist accommodation needed in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands needs twice the number of hotel rooms currently in the country if it's to reach its annual target of 60,000 visitors by 2025, the tourism authority says.
May 30, 2019
Pictured (from left) Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa Tuamoto; Tourism Solomons senior marketing officer, Fiona Teama; Diveplanit director, Simon Mallender; Ministry of Culture Permanent Secretary, Andrew Nihopara, and SPUMS president, Professor David Smart.

Solomon Islands hosting of 2019 SPUMS Annual Conference hailed a major success

Attracting delegates from as far afield as Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and the USA, the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society’s (SPUMS) 48th Annual Scientific Meeting taking place in Honiara last week has been hailed a major success.
May 22, 2019
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SPTO releases 2019-2024 Pacific Tourism Forecast

SPTO has released its inaugural Pacific Tourism Forecast for 2019-2024. The forecast has noted a two percent growth of international visitor arrivals into 18 countries in the Pacific in 2018.
May 21, 2019
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SPTO congratulates Tourism Solomons CEO appointment to PATA Board

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation congratulates Tourism Solomons Chief Executive Officer and SPTO Board member- Josefa Tuamoto on his appointment to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) executive board.
May 20, 2019
Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

First-ever Fijian appointment to PATA board “feather in the cap” for entire Pacific  region Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and […]
May 17, 2019
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2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange hailed a success

The South Pacific Tourism Exchange held on May 9-10 in Auckland, New Zealand, was one of the best that the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has convened in recent years according to Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cocker.
May 17, 2019
Solomon Islands to host 2019 SPUMS Annual Scientific Meeting & Conference

Solomon Islands to host 2019 SPUMS Annual Scientific Meeting & Conference

In what represents a significant opportunity for the Solomon Islands dive industry and tourism in general, the destination will next week welcome more than 100 members of the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (SPUMS) for the organisation’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference.
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