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Solomon Islands: Inbound tourists must have proof of vaccination against measles

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2019 23:10

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MOHS) has announced with immediate effect, all passengers entering the Solomon Islands are required to complete a new health declaration form ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:56

Many tourists visiting Hawaii from June 10-21 do not know, that the biggest arts and the cultureal festival is hosted in the U.S. State bringing all nations of the Pacific ... Read More

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:28

Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association ... Read More

Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 15:45

Powerful, magnitude 7.5 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today, U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and a​ tsunami alert ... Read More

Solomon Islands dive operators to establish formal association

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 01:01

A major step forward for the future promotion and development of the Solomon Islands dive tourism sector, the destination’s main dive operators have agreed to combine resources to create a ... Read More

Tourism Solomons announces date for 2019 ‘Me Save Solo’ tourism exchange

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 18:10

Tourism Solomons has confirmed the second annual ‘Me Save Solo’ tourism exchange will take place in Honiara on 05 July 2019. Announcing the news, Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto ... Read More

Solomon Islands aims to attract 60,000 visitors annually by 2025

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 02:15

The Solomon Islands government is looking to the tourism sector to attract 60,000 visitors annually by 2025, in the process netting the country’s economy SBD1 billion. Addressing delegates attending the ... Read More

6.6 earthquake strikes Vanuatu

editor editor- January 15, 2019 19:09

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Vanuatu at 18:06:36 UTC today, January 15, 2019. Read More

Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2017 14:32

The Gulf region may be the leader in luxury travel and tourism, but it does have the worst air quality in the world. As part of the Earth Day campaign for ... Read More

FESTPAC Opening: Guam becomes the center of the Blue Continent

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2016 19:41

The stadium was full. Thousands of spectators unable to get into the Guam stadium today watched the FESTPAC opening ceremony from giant screens outside the venue. Read More

Guam Tourism with FestPac puts the Blue Continent in the global spotlight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2016 06:31

The blue continent is in the spotlight of the world today, and the center is the American island of Guam. It's a cultural and tourism event only happening every 4 ... Read More

Solomon Islands savages slaughter over 1000 dolphins

editor editor- January 31, 2013 09:01

More than 1,000 dolphins have been slaughtered in the Solomon Islands in the past few weeks because of a dispute between villagers and an American conservation group which had been ... Read More

Solomon Airlines jets into ICTP

editor editor- September 29, 2012 02:49

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that Solomon Airlines Limited has become an associate Read More

Solomon Islands offer Rajoy official residence

editor editor- June 25, 2012 07:19

After a protocol error at the UN conference Rio+20 that introduced Mariano Rajoy as ‘the first minister of the Solomon Islands’, the South Pacific nation has responded with appropriate measures, ... Read More

Solomon Islands vote for a bright new future

editor editor- August 23, 2010 03:18

(eTN) - The Solomon Islands epitomize all that one associates with a Pacific paradise - sparkling blue sea and miles of pure white beaches fringed by palm trees, free from ... Read More

Tourism in Solomon Islands facing major challenges

editor editor- May 28, 2010 05:15

(eTN) SOLOMON ISLANDS - Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in collaboration with the World Bank, officially launch its Tourism Impediments Diagnostic Report this week in the capital H Read More

Solomon Islands poised for exposure at World Exposition in Shanghai

editor editor- April 12, 2010 05:14

Solomon Islands is poised to benefit a lot from its exposure at the World Exposition in Shanghai, China. General manager of Read More

Tsunami plows into the Solomon Islands

editor editor- January 5, 2010 03:53

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A tsunami unleashed by a major earthquake plowed into the Solomon Islands on Monday with the crashing waters devastating at least one village. Read More

Aviation row in Solomon Islands becomes subject of inquiry

editor editor- November 13, 2009 10:10

HONIARA (eTN) - An inquiry into a row between the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Jeffrey Wickham, and senior staff of the ministry started this week in ... Read More

Solomon Islands focuses on tourism education

editor editor- September 24, 2009 11:38

Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Culture and Tourism had spent more than USD$62,000.00 to develop the curriculum of the proposed tourism and hospitality course at the country’s highest tertiary instit Read More

Luxury comes home to Solomon Islands

editor editor- August 27, 2009 08:45

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (eTN) - Final touches to Solomon Islands’ newest and most modern hotel, the Heritage Park Hotel, will complete within the next few weeks before its formal opening ... Read More

Flights resume after strike at Honiara airport

editor editor- August 26, 2009 09:03

International flights in and out of Honiara, Solomon Islands, have resumed after a 12-hour stoppage following a nationwide strike by government workers of whom Civil Aviation officers are members. Read More

Solomon Islands welcomes increase in tourists

editor editor- August 7, 2009 09:43

HONIARA (eTN) - Solomon Islands is seeing a steady increase in the number of visitor arrivals in the second quarter of 2009. Read More

Solomon Airlines moves forward in Australia

editor editor- July 2, 2009 04:39

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (eTN) - Solomon Airlines has announced it will be opening its own fully dedicated Australian reservation and sales office at Brisbane International Airport next week. Read More

Air Niugini and Solomon Airlines settle dispute and ink new code-sharing deal

editor editor- June 1, 2009 09:53

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (eTN) - Solomon Airlines has confirmed that the current code-share agreement, which was terminated at the beginning of May with Air Niugini for the Honiara, Solomon Islands ... Read More

Solomon Islands prime minister wants more tourists

editor editor- February 19, 2009 09:54

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (eTN) - Prime Minister Derek Sikua has said his administration is aiming at bringing in 30,000 foreign tourists to the country before his government folds in 2010. Read More

Solomon Islands: Small but not terrible during rough economic times

editor editor- February 13, 2009 03:43

HONIARA (eTN) - Tourism in Solomon Islands has grown from strength to strength over the past five years. Read More

New airline plans amphibian flights

editor editor- October 13, 2008 08:30

A NEW charter airline plans to take arriving tourists straight from Honiara International Airport to their resorts - and bring them back to catch flights home. Read More

Solomon Islands authorities receive bomb detection training

editor editor- April 23, 2008 07:07

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (eTN) - Staff at Henderson International airport in Solomon Islands say they are more confident about their ability to identify a bomb hidden in a passenger’s bag ... Read More

Masked man holds up tourist bus near airport

editor editor- March 13, 2008 02:56

A GROUP of visiting tourists were harassed on Sunday. The tourists were some of the hundreds that arrived in the country onboard a tourist boat Statendam on Sunday. The group ... Read More

Aussie airline enters Solomon Islands market

editor editor- March 5, 2008 16:03

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (eTN) - The Australian-based SkyAirWorld company had entered Solomon Islands airline competition. Its inaugural flight from Brisbane in Australia to Honiara touched down at Honiara International Airport ... Read More