Domestic Tourism Described as Solomon Islands Last Option
Mar09

Domestic Tourism Described as Solomon Islands Last Option

BY ALEX DADAMU ‘DOMESTIC Tourism’ as the cushion against the effects of COVID-19 on the Tourism Industry, took center stage this month with three (3) Government Ministries in collaboration with Tourism Solomons and Solomon Airlines launches the ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ Initiative. The onslaught of the COVID-19 health pandemic which resulted in the closure of the national border negatively impacted the aviation and the tourism industry....

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Domestic Traveling to 11 destinations in 8 provinces – Prices Slashed to Half
Mar08

Domestic Traveling to 11 destinations in 8 provinces – Prices Slashed to Half

BY ALEX DADAMU THE Domestic Tourism Bubble (DTB) Policy or ‘Iumi Tugeda Holiday packages’ launched recently will feature a range of 40 accommodation operators and Tourism Services offered by 38 Tourism Operators in 11 popular destinations in eight provinces. The ‘Iumi Tugeda Holiday packages’ is the largest ever domestic tourism initiative made so far and it offers a year-long program of massive discount prices on Airline Tickets and...

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Exciting Incentives Planned Out for Tourism Operators in Honiara City: Cr. Mostyn Saverio
Mar08

Exciting Incentives Planned Out for Tourism Operators in Honiara City: Cr. Mostyn Saverio

BY ALEX DADAMU TOURISM and Culture Division of the Honiara City Council in the launching of its Policy and ten year strategic plan has asserted that the division has some ‘exciting incentives’ planned out in the policy for Tourism Operators in Honiara City. According to a statement by the Chairman for Honiara City Council Tourism and Culture Division, Councilor (Cr.) Mostyn Saverio, the policy provides a partnership link rather than...

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Dr. Aqorau Suggests Limited Travel Bubble
Mar08

Dr. Aqorau Suggests Limited Travel Bubble

BY ALEX DADAMU DR Transform Aqorau has suggested that Solomon Islands should start pursuing and negotiating a limited travel bubble with Pacific Islands countries, especially with those north of the country. He made the statement in an interview with Tourism Media Solomon Islands via email. Speaking on the issue of future of tourism and economy of Solomon Islands, Dr Transform said the country should develop a Pacific Islands...

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Inter-ethnic Marriages Boost Shell Money Sales in Honiara
Feb21

Inter-ethnic Marriages Boost Shell Money Sales in Honiara

BY JOHN CHRISMA SALE of custom shell money have spiked at the Honiara Central Market, thanks to the increased number of inter-ethnic marriages occurring in the country, according to a vendor from Langalanga Lagoon, Malaita province. Custom shell money sales jumped since last year, and this year sales per day continue to increase. Speaking on behalf of shell money vendors at the Central Market, Ghorreth Wale said that despite the...

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New Law to Protect Traditional Knowledge and Rights Soon
Feb03

New Law to Protect Traditional Knowledge and Rights Soon

BY ALEX DADAMU TRADITIONAL artists in the country will soon benefited from a proposed bill called the ‘Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture Bill’ aimed at protecting cultural rights of cultural groups or provinces in the country. The bill, if passed by parliament, will protect cultural or traditional totems and designs to avoid inappropriate use of those materials by foreigners or anyone for commercial purposes without...

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