May 30, 2019

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

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 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 […]
April 26, 2019
Solomon Is chefs in Fiji for training

Solomon Island chefs in Fiji for training

SPTO staff had an opportunity to meet with two chefs from the Western Province of the Solomon Islands who are in Fiji for a technical training attachment. They are Olive Gasimata and Perlita Gasimata.
April 17, 2019
Solomon Islands dive operators to establish formal association

Solomon Islands Dive Operators to Establish Formal Association

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).
March 28, 2019
Photo credit @ Kirkland Photography

Tourism Solomons welcomes new Brisbane-Munda direct service

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.
March 21, 2019
Pictured the Solomon Islands team in attendance at OZTek 2019 (from left to right): Kerrie Kennedy, Dive Gizo; Fiona Teama, Tourism Solomons;  Jenny Lobo, Solomon Airlines; Raquel Oliveira, Solomon Airlines; Belinda Botha, Dive Munda, and Dave Pearce, Solomon Airlines.

Tourism Solomons ‘business as usual’ message hits the mark

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.
March 12, 2019
Rennell Island oil spill not impacting destination’s main dive sites

Rennell Island oil spill not impacting destination’s main dive sites

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.
February 28, 2019

APTC students graduate with internationally recognised skills in Honiara

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) continues to support the skills development of Solomon Islanders through Australian standard training.
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