Tourism Solomons hooks New Zealand’s ‘first husband’ with Fish of the Day’ film crew visit

Pictured (from left to right) Mike Bhana; Tourism Solomons marketing officer, Alice Afia; Clarke Gayford; Warren Green and Tourism Solomons marketing officer, Brenden Mautoa.

Pictured with their Tourism Solomons’ hosts at the Coral Sea Resort & Casino in Honiara, the three-man ‘Fish of the Day’ film crew visiting the Solomon Islands this week led by the New Zealand prime minister’s husband Clarke Gayford (centre).

While in the Solomon Islands the ‘first husband’, producer Mike Bhana (right) and cameraman Warren Green (second from right) will be filming In and around Honiara, the Florida Islands, Tulagi and the Western Province for the popular ‘Fish of the Day’ TV show.

One of New Zealand’s most popular TV shows, ‘Fish of the Day’ attracts an estimated audience of 350,000 fishing mad Kiwis every week.

The show is also televised in Canada and some 20 other countries around the world.

A destination-based travel show with a focus on fishing and diving, the program also features culture, history and food.

The film crew’s visit, their second in three years, is a key part of Tourism Solomons’ international media visitation program (IMVP) which, with strong support from Solomon Airlines and local industry partners plays a pivotal role in drawing worldwide attention to the amazing travel opportunities the Solomon Islands offers to an international audience.

Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said the opportunity to have such a high-profile TV show in the country, undoubtedly offered massive potential for the Solomon Islands tourism profile.

“The breadth of subject matter the program format offers, beyond sports fishing to our unique culture, history, diving, natural beauty and our amazing food, represents one of our biggest media opportunities this year – certainly one of the most important given its international reach.”

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