The June figures bring the number of visitors recorded over the six month period at the start of 2017 up to 11,306; a 5.5 percent rise on 2016’s numbers and “keeping the Solomon Islands’ tourism industry on track for yet another positive year”.
The SIVB continues: “Australian visitor arrivals continue to dominate; the 1,443 tally recorded for June representing a 61.9 percent increase over the 891 recorded in June, 2016 and accounting for 40.2 percent of all visitations.
“Increases were also achieved in several other key source markets including New Zealand and the
US, 10.6 percent and 29.5 percent respectively, while visitation from Papua New Guinea jumped by a huge
'A host of ferry companies are on hand to facilitate your hops to this end, ensuring that your adventure never stops, and is instead ingrained into your stay on the Islands"
The next focus then hones in on internal transport infrastructure. In the same way that the hospitality sector has had to adapt and evolve according to visitor number increases, so too has the transport network.
Having said that, unlike most countries who would be working hard on enhanced roads or rail routes; this need has presented the opportunity for businesses in the Solomon Islands to flourish on less stable ground. As an archipelago, the best way to travel, almost exclusively, is by sea; especially if you wish to explore more than one of the islands and provinces.
A host of ferry companies are on hand to facilitate your hops to this end, ensuring that your adventure never stops, and is instead ingrained into your stay on the Islands.