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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"

128.5 per­cent.”

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.

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