Trans­port Links

Solomon Islands Business Travel Guide - - News -

UNDERSTANDABLY AND SEN­SI­BLY, the Solomon Is­lands’ trans­port links from an ex­ter­nal and pe­riph­eral per­spec­tive are dom­i­nated by the col­lab­o­rat­ing air­lines in the sur­round­ing Pa­cific re­gion; and equally im­por­tantly from Aus­tralia. The lat­ter es­pe­cially is a hub for all in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors em­a­nat­ing from around the world; Bris­bane serv­ing as the key por­tal.

This not only boosts visi­ta­tion from all other con­ti­nents but has in­evitably had a pri­mary ef­fect on peo­ple com­ing to the Solomon Is­lands from Aus­tralia it­self.

“In­ter­na­tional visi­ta­tion to the Solomon Is­lands has been buoyed by a huge 61.9 per­cent in­crease, with Aus­tralian visi­ta­tion jump­ing by 29 per­cent in June alone,” the SIVB notes. “Of­fi­cial fig­ures re­leased by the Solomon Is­lands’ Na­tional Statis­tics Of­fice shows a to­tal of 2,561

"The SIVB is con­fi­dent of an even stronger re­sult across Q3, where there is guar­an­teed to be a huge in­flux of vis­i­tors - pre­dom­i­nantly Amer­i­can, Aus­tralian, New Zealand and Ja­pa­nese "

in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors recorded for the month.

“This rep­re­sents a 29.1 per­cent in­crease over the 1,984 tally achieved for the cor­re­spond­ing month in 2016 and is a vast im­prove­ment over a slug­gish Q1 per­for­mance which saw fig­ures for the pe­riod dip by 3.1 per­cent com­pared to Q1 2016.

“The SIVB is con­fi­dent of an even stronger re­sult across Q3, where there is guar­an­teed to be a huge in­flux of vis­i­tors - pre­dom­i­nantly Amer­i­can, Aus­tralian, New Zealand and Ja­pa­nese - at­tend­ing the 75th an­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Guadal­canal and re­lated com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vices across the ar­chi­pel­ago.”

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