Tourists Gives Back to Community
Dec17

Tourists Gives Back to Community

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA WHEN we talk about the impacts of tourism in the Solomon Islands, Kia Community in the Isabel province is a living testament. Just recently the community received donations from its oversea friends that had visited the area in the past and are now established a cordial relationship with them. The gifts were donated to Kia Community Clinic and School. Had it not for Kagata Village Stay, things won’t turn out...

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Call to Prioritize Tourism
Nov06

Call to Prioritize Tourism

BY JAYJAY MESAAC SUSTAINABLE development is seen as the way forward for the economic growth of the country and tourism, in particular, is an important service industry for the Solomon Islands. It is, however, one of the major income generators for the economy itself as a report shows that 2016 and 2017 recorded $1.6 million in revenue received. The idea of making the tourism sector the focal point of the local economy has been voiced...

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SI Tourism on Positive Development
Aug01

SI Tourism on Positive Development

THE growth of the tourism industry in the country is developing positively and will much up with the build-up of the tourism industries particularly in the Pacific countries and other parts of the world. Leonard Lavea a Solomon Islands student studying technology and communication engineering at the University of Philippines explained that the tourism sector already exists in our country and continues to develop to the standard of...

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Mother to Pursue PHD in Tourism
Jun11

Mother to Pursue PHD in Tourism

RECENTLY, Rebecca Smiley was emotional when her colleagues and boss at Axiom mining company threw a small surprise farewell party for her after work ahead of her departure later this month (June) for further studies in New Zealand. Mrs Smiley, who hails from Guadalcanal, Western and Choiseul provinces, has served as the Logistics/Operations Manager with the Australian mining company since 2018. She has secured a Solomon Islands...

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Expatriates Worth $4 Million to SI Economy
Apr30

Expatriates Worth $4 Million to SI Economy

A 2018 survey, which was funded by the Australian Government program Strongim Bisnis, found that expatriates travelling within the Solomon Islands spend on average SBD$4,033 per trip. This makes the total expatriate tourism market—at a conservative estimate of 1000 expatriates—worth SBD$4 million to the Solomon Islands’ economy. The survey results were detailed in a report launched on Friday by Tourism Solomons and Strongim Bisnis....

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