BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
SOLOMON Islands joined more than 180 countries from five continents in Berlin last week for a three-day showcasing on the country’s tourist destination.
Ms Helen Aumae from Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau represented Solomon Islands in the world leading Travel Trade Show called ITB Berlin.
At the ITB Berlin event, Ms Aumae exhibited Solomon Islands by showcasing information about Solomon Islands through prepared promotional materials.
According to Aumae, 2018 ITB Berlin Trade Fair event has increased awareness and visibility of Solomon Islands to the European market.
She is a SIVB Officer who looks after Europe countries, and participating in the ITB Berlin will contribute towards Solomon Islands’ market to Europe.
The ITB Berlin Travel Trade show convened 1000 qualified top buyers, 10,000 exhibitors, 28,000 convention visitors and 109 trade visitors.
Total visitors attending the 2018 ITB Berlin Trade Fair event is 160, which gives Solomon Islands a good head-start in the European market.
ITB Berlin is the leading Travel Trade show and is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers.
Meanwhile, Aumae has spent three days in Berlin from March 7 – 11. She arrived back in Honiara over the weekend.
More update on her trip will be featured this Friday on the Island Sun tourism page.