Friday, 2 May 2008 9:41 AM

Solomons Tourism Launch International Visitors Survey

Solomon Islands Tourism moves one step ahead with the launch of its full & final report of the 12 months Solomon Islands International Visitors Survey.

The launch took place last month at Honiara Hotel where a copy of the report was officially presented to the national government.

Solomon Islands Tourism said that the objective of the Survey was to provide the Department of Tourism & Culture, the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau and the broader Solomon Islands Business community with the information on the characteristics, attitudes and expenditure of overseas visitors to the Solomon Islands in the period from November 2006 to November 2007.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Luke Eta received the report on the government's behalf.

Mr. Neil Stollznow of Stollznow Research highlighted that some of the main findings include visitor spending and patterns, a large proportion of business travelers, Honiara is the main destination, median length of stay of 10.5 days, scuba diving is a very important market, majority of visitors will highly recommend travel to Solomon Islands and potential tourist hardly find the information they need to plan their visit to the Solomon Islands.