By EDDIE OSIFELO
ABOUT 79 people have so travelled under the ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ initiative to various tourism destinations around the country.
Solomon Airlines Commercial Manager, Colling Sigamanu told the media in a press conference on Tuesday.
Sigamanu said future bookings are looking good as every weekends people are traveling out on those packages.
He said there are 38 operators around the country who participate in this initiative.
“We would have put in huge discounts to make it attractive.
“And it is targeted at locals as well because of the absence of international tourists coming in, it was also an idea to try and create an avenue to attract local tourists, so they appreciate other parts of the country that our international visitors were so fascinated about,” he said.
Furthermore, he said about 24 passengers have spent 20 nights stay in various destinations in the country.
The Government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is trying to keep the ailing tourism industry in the country afloat following travel restrictions by COVID-19. This has propelled Solomon Airlines, the Public Service Ministry, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism along with other tourism stakeholders who launched what