Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau chairman, Wilson Ne’e confirms the appointment of Tropics Tourism and Marketing Services as its industry marketing representative for Australia and New Zealand.
Making the announcement, Mr Ne’e says, the company would take immediate responsibility for all aspects of the national tourist office’s travel industry marketing and related trade activity in both key markets.
Headed by Sydney-based director, Richard Hankin, Tropics Tourism and Marketing Services has vast experience in the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific where it has been active for more than 25 years.
This includes running a South Pacific specialist travel company and latterly, acting in an advisory role and actively involved in marketing campaigns for several Pacific Islands’ national tourist offices.
Meanwhile, SIVB’s Chief Executive Officer, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto adds Mr Hankin would be heavily involved as the SIVB sharpened its focus on the strategic direction it needs to take to achieve its goals with the travel industry in both countries.
He says SIVB’s vision for the future is to see the tourism sector become the prime source of the country’s foreign exchange earnings within the next 10 years.