Solomon Islands tourism team waves the flag at major US Dive EXPO - Solomon Star News

Solomon Islands tourism team waves the flag at major US Dive EXPO
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02 November 2017
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(L2R) SIVB Marketing officer, Ellison Kyere, Solomon Airlines’ US representative Roberto Hechavarria, SIDE Dive Munda Operations Director, Belinda Botha and SIVB CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto. [Photo Supplied]

Hot on the heels of a highly successful 2017 Solomon Islands Dive Festival, the Solomon Islands has kept the international dive spotlight firmly on the destination with a major tourism team attending the world’s biggest dive EXPO in Orlando, Florida - DEMA 2017.

Led by Solomon islands Visitors Bureau CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto, the Solomon islands team this yea consists of  Solomon Airlines, Solomon Island Dive Expeditions, Bilikiki Cruises, SIDE Dive Munda, Agnes Gateway Hotel and US-dive and adventure specialist tour operator Reef & Rainforest.

“We attracted a great deal of international attention with the 2017 Dive Festival so our decision to attend this event with our strongest ever team is definitely a case of striking while the iron is hot,” Mr Tuamoto said.

“The decision by Canon to choose the Solomon Islands to film the footage used to promote its new underwater cameras has also had a major impact on the international dive scene and we have been inundated with requests for more information on what we have to offer since we arrived in Orlando.

“There has never been an opportunity to showcase the quality of our coral pastures and the depth and variety of our marine life and attending this event has given us a wonderful opportunity to show the world what an amazing natural wonder we have to offer .”

The annual DEMA Show (Diving Equipment & Marketing AssociatioN) is the world’s largest trade-only event for companies doing business in the scuba diving, ocean water sports and adventure/dive travel industries.

The event annually attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of dive and travel industry professionals from around the world.



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