Tourism Solomons senior marketing information officer, Fiona Teama has been appointed to supervise all aspects of the Australian marketing portfolio from the national tourist office’s Honiara headquarters.
Ms Teama steps into the role previously held by the high profile and extremely popular Stella Lucas who tragically passed away last April.
A Bachelor of Arts majoring in tourism management from the University of the South Pacific, Ms Teama is also a Fellow of the prestigious US State Department-sponsored Pacific Islands Professional Fellows Program.
Joining the national tourist office in February 2015 as a graduate trainee, most recently she has held management responsibility for all aspects of the NTO’s key dive portfolio.
She has also played a strong role in helping to promote the Solomon Islands to the Papua New Guinea market, now one of the destination’s top sources of international visitation.
As part of her induction into the role, Ms Teama this week visited Brisbane and Sydney meeting key travel industry management and trade media accompanied by Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto, Australian-based marketing representative, Richard Skewes and PR representative, Mike Parker-Brown.
Announcing Ms Teama’s appointment, CEO Tuamoto said her promotion came at a critical juncture in the national tourist office’s history following this month’s launch of the new ‘Solomon Is.’ branding and related new international marketing direction.
“Fiona is stepping up to fill a pair of very big boots but she is the right person for this role,” Mr Tuamoto said.
“I am confident her involvement and direction in ensuring all Tourism Solomon’s marketing and related activity in the Australian market, supported by a very experienced Australia-based team, will play a role in our achieving maximum impact in this key area of our business.”
Source: Solomon Islands Visitor's Buereau