Tourism Industry Needs Vigilance against Coronavirus
Jan29

Tourism Industry Needs Vigilance against Coronavirus

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA WHEN it comes to the Solomon Islands tourism sector, the influx of overseas tourists into the country might have an obvious impact as the country started to get prepared for the impact of this latest global health crisis on the Coronavirus. How relevant authorities will respond to help contain the spread of the virus coming into our shores is another story that will set a new precedent in terms of the tourism...

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International Visitors Arrivals Dropped
Jun11

International Visitors Arrivals Dropped

INTERNATIONAL arrivals in the country have dropped pettily in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the 2018 latter (last/final) quarter, the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) revealed. SINSO revealed that though a total of 11,849 tourists visited the country in the quarter, a decrease of 23.0 per cent was noted compared to the previous quarter, which is the fourth/final quarter of 2018. Government Statistician,...

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Tattoo Tells a Story about Solomon Islands
Mar11

Tattoo Tells a Story about Solomon Islands

BY AGNES MENANOPO TRADITIONAL tattoo designs are no longer preserved for our own people in the Solomon Islands. More than that, international tourists or visitors are now getting tattoos resembling our traditional designs. In contrast, local tattoo artists are on increase and have been recognized for their work on body art. For this reason, on 21 February duo female youths from Greece; Agapi Gkouleke, 19 and Antonia Markoviti, 24 –...

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Tourism Solomons Team US Mission Off to Flying Start
Nov22

Tourism Solomons Team US Mission Off to Flying Start

BY LYNNISSHA RUNA San Diego, California – A Solomon Islands tourism mission to the United States has got off to a flying start with the team, led by Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto, hosting more than 80 of the US West Coasts’ senior travel media and travel agents at a special function in San Diego. The San Diego visit was part of a major West Coast US visit undertaken by the team which includes CEO Tuamoto, Tourism Solomons...

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Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program
Oct17

Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program

The latest group of young people have been chosen for a prestigious leadership program funded for the last 31 years by the Japanese government. Eleven young Solomon Islanders aged from 21 to 29 years will leave for Japan in January to take part in the Ship for World Youth (SWY) program. Winnie Asley, one SINU student recipients, said she was very happy, excited and proud to have been selected out of so many other applicants to...

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SIVB Targets USA
Oct17

SIVB Targets USA

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau is looking at ways to increase visitors from the USA. USA tourists have already contributed millions of dollars to the Solomon Islands and the bureau would like to attract more big spending Americans, said Elison Kyere, senior marketing officer for the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The rising number of USA visitors to the Solomon Islands since 2016 has contributed much to our economic...

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