Solomon Airlines has partnered with Booking.com to enable the airline’s passengers the opportunity to directly book their Solomon Islands accommodation at the same time as booking their flights via the www.flysolomons.com website.
Under the arrangement the airline’s passengers can now book accommodation at a total of 14 Solomon Islands properties currently available on Booking.com, with more hotels and resorts to be added soon.
Booking.com has the largest variety of accommodation options online in the Solomon Islands with eight properties in Honiara, four in Gizo, one in Munda and one in Buala ranging from five star hotels to boutique resorts, eco lodges and even self-catering apartments.
Announcing the news, Solomon Airlines general manager operations and commercial, Gus Kraus said the Booking.com agreement was a further example of where the national carrier was employing the latest in online technology to further enhance overall client service delivery.
“This marks a very important step forward for Solomon Airlines and one that further propels both the airline and the destination on the international travel scene.” Mr Kraus said.
“Under the Booking.com partnership, our passengers, both domestic and international and irrespective of where they are flying to or from on our international network, now benefit from having easy and very direct access to make reservations at over 670,000 hotels around the globe.
“This agreement also represents a major benefit for those international travellers connecting on to our services via Sydney, Brisbane, Nadi and Port Vila.
“The same applies to flights originating via our global aviation partner network which now extends to New Zealand, the US, across Asia, the Middle East, the UK and Europe.
“The opportunity to partner with Bookings.com has undoubtedly taken our ability to provide passenger service and delivery to a whole new level.”