In what represents the biggest ever Solomon Islands tourism mission to visit Australia, the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau plus 12 local tourism representatives and Solomon Airlines will stage two major workshops in Sydney and Brisbane in May.
Venues for the workshops will be the Menzies Hotel in Sydney on 17 May and the Hilton Hotel Brisbane on 18 May.
Solomon Islands representatives joining the NTO and national carrier include Papatura Island Retreat and Maringe Lagoon Lodge from Santa Isabel, Ropiko Beach Resort and Uepi Island Resort from the Marovo Lagoon, Agnes Gateway Hotel in Munda, Tavanipupu Private Island Resort in Marau Sound, the Honiara Hotel, Tetepare Island and Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions (SIDE).
Traditional entertainment at both events will be provided by the Hagalu Pan Pipers from Santa Isabel.
SIVB CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said the workshops were timely given the recent release of visitor arrival statistics which show continued strong growth from the Australian market.
“Our Australian visitor numbers now account for close on 45 per cent of all international arrivals,” Mr Tuamoto said.
“These workshops offer a huge opportunity for agents to update on all the latest developments taking place in the destination, see for themselves why more and more Australians are making a bee line for the Solomon Islands plus have the opportunity to win a trip for themselves to the Solomon Islands.”
Mr Tuamoto advised places at both workshops are filling up fast however agents wishing to attend can register via one of the following links. Registration closes 29 April.