About 50 cabs from various taxi services in Honiara will assist Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) with tours in and around Honiara city following the arrival of tourist boat MV Dawn Princess early this morning.
SIVB marketing manager Freda Unusi told the Solomon Star yesterday said these cabs will assist them to conduct tours around the city including attraction sites and outside of Honiara.
“We have no transport to take tourists around the city so we have to engage these cabs to assist us provide tours since the number of tourists coming in is quite big.”
He said the arrangement is being made because taxi services are part of the tourism industry in the country.
“SIVB is doing this arrangement with the taxi services because they are part of tourism industry so we are engaging them to help us transport tourist around the city,” she said.
Ms Unusi explained that these taxis will pick up tourists at the wharf area and drive them around Honiara city and to some of the attraction sites.
“The tourists will instruct drivers where to go but the drivers will be the ones to tell them the correct places.”
“Therefore I urge all cab drivers who have been arranged for tours to please provide a favourable transport and gave them a correct information about Honiara and the attraction sites in Honiara,” she said.
MV Dawn Princess will arrive 8am this morning and will depart at 5pm this afternoon.
By DENVER NEWTER