Tourism Ministry’s Five Point Plan to Deal with COVID-19
Aug13

Tourism Ministry’s Five Point Plan to Deal with COVID-19

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA TOURISM Solomons in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture & Tourism is working on a five point plan in order to cope with the current – and post – COVID-19 environment. According to the Ministry, their existing development plan (Solomon Islands National Tourism Development Strategy 2015 – 2019) had expired last year – thus, the five point plan has come about to keep the industry grooving...

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Fallen US Marines Honoured in Commemoration Ceremony
Aug07

Fallen US Marines Honoured in Commemoration Ceremony

BY ALEX DADAMU THE Central Province Tourism Division has organized a commemoration program at the Blue Beach in Tulagi, Central Islands Province today Friday 7th August 2020 to Honour US Marines who landed on the same location on August 7th 1942 in their quest to secure Tulagi islands and surrounding Islands that Japanese had occupied 3 months earlier during the 2nd World War. The Program involved speeches, laying of wreath and a...

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From Struggle to Success: Couple Behind DD Holiday Inn
Feb28

From Struggle to Success: Couple Behind DD Holiday Inn

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THIS year marks another milestone for local entrepreneurs and couple owners of DD Holiday Inn John Deve and his wife Nester. After almost a year in business, and almost four years from the actual time of planning and putting things together, DD Holiday Inn finally launched its official website. Anyone can access it at https://www.ddholidayinn.sb John and Nester are the proud owners of the DD Holiday Inn,...

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PM Described China as a Relevant Development Saviour for SI Tourism
Feb07

PM Described China as a Relevant Development Saviour for SI Tourism

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE National Government of Solomon Islands following its previous diplomatic switch has seen china as the answer to unanswered questions in terms of developments. Speaking during the recent annual 2020 Tourism in Focus Forum, Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has pointed out the fruitful side of the shift. “Let me quickly touch on the implications on the growth opportunities for the tourism sector (and...

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‘Improving Infrastructural Development for a Better Tourism Growth’
Feb07

‘Improving Infrastructural Development for a Better Tourism Growth’

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA ADDRESSING infrastructure and development in the country can directly push a way forward to a robust sector of tourism in the country, according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his keynote speech during the Tourism in Focus 2020 held at the heritage park recently. This goes in line with the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) government’s commitment to building a strong and...

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NZ Committed to Supporting SI Tourism
Feb07

NZ Committed to Supporting SI Tourism

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE New Zealand High Commission office says it will continue to work collaboratively with the Solomon Islands government together with all tourism institutions and stakeholders in developing the tourism industry in the country. New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Georgina Roberts on behalf of the government and people of New Zealand during the Tourism in Focus 2020 that was held at the Heritage...

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