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Solomon Islands savages slaughter over 1000 dolphins

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 paying them compens

Solomon Airlines jets into ICTP

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

Solomon Islands offer Rajoy official residence

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, o

Solomon Islands vote for a bright new future

(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 the rush and clamor of city

Tourism in Solomon Islands facing major challenges

(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

Solomon Islands poised for exposure at World Exposition in Shanghai

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

Tsunami plows into the Solomon Islands

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.

Aviation row in Solomon Islands becomes subject of inquiry

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 the capital city of Solo

Solomon Islands focuses on tourism education

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

Luxury comes home to Solomon Islands

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 next month

Flights resume after strike at Honiara airport

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.

Solomon Islands welcomes increase in tourists

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

Solomon Airlines moves forward in Australia

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.

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

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 to

Solomon Islands prime minister wants more tourists

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.

Solomon Islands: Small but not terrible during rough economic times

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

New airline plans amphibian flights

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.

Solomon Islands authorities receive bomb detection training

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 following a workshop held by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

Masked man holds up tourist bus near airport

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 was taken on tour to the historical Bloody Ridge site south of the Henderson airfield but were intercepted on their return. The group encountered a roadblock.

Aussie airline enters Solomon Islands market

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 10am local time Monday.