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Iumi Tugeda Holidays program restarts to support local tourism industry


Posted on March 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM in General News


- Find out more and download the latest Iumi Tugeda Holidays flyers here

Solomon Airlines has joined with 30 local tourism operators, Tourism Solomons, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to announce the restart of the popular Iumi Tugeda holidays program following the recommencement of domestic flights within the Solomon Islands.

From today Monday 28 March, Solomon Airlines commences the first phase of its ‘return to flying’ schedule with regular passenger flights to and from 20 domestic destinations. Coinciding with the restart of flights, Iumi Tugeda Holidays is now also available for bookings.

Iumi Tugeda, in partnership with Tourism Solomons and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is designed to encourage travel and sustain the local tourism industry until international borders reopen. The holiday program offers up to 50% off holiday packages to popular destinations combined with discounted Solomon Airlines flights. 

Prior to the recent impact of COVID-19 and suspension of all domestic passenger flights from Honiara, the program had recorded its highest ever volumes of travellers, with hundreds of Solomon Islanders taking the opportunity to see new parts of the country.

“The restart of the Iumi Tugeda Holidays includes over 30 local tourism operators ready to welcome guests across 7 provinces and 10 destinations,” said Solomon Airlines CEO Brett Gebers.

“We are very pleased to be restarting domestic flights and to be again supporting local tourism operators as more and more residents who want to travel, become COVID-19 vaccinated,” said Solomon Airlines CEO Brett Gebers.

“The program offers very attractive opportunities to explore our Provinces in the Solomon Islands, and with the new Government requirements for travel, there is a greater degree of protection to ensure travellers can experience spectacular getaways in safe surroundings,” he said.

Iumi Tugeda holiday packages must be purchased at least 7 days in advance of travel and are valid for stays up to 7 nights at selected accommodation.

Three-night holiday packages (including accommodation and airfares) start as follows:

  • Auki – 2 x holiday options priced from SBD$2325 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Rennell – 2 x holiday options priced from SBD$2810 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Fera - 2 x holiday options priced from SBD$2835 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Kirakira – 1 x accommodation option from SBD$3075 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Seghe - 2 x holiday options priced from SBD$3099 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Guadalcanal – 4 x holiday options priced from SBD$3113 per person share departing Auki
  • Suavanao – 3 x holiday options priced from SBD$3185 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Munda - 5 x holiday options priced from SBD$3195 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Gizo - 7 x holiday options priced from SBD$3435 per person twin share departing Honiara
  • Santa Cruz – 3 x holiday options priced from SBD$4820 per person twin share departing Honiara

Solomon Airlines confirmed that Central Province is also in the process of being included for visitors from other Provinces. Honiara-based residents interested in Guadalcanal or Central Province accommodation only can contact the Tourism Solomons Honiara office for more information.

“We look forward to growing the tourism options available through the program, as more of our tourism operators are able to restart their operations in the coming months,” said Mr. Gebers.

For more information and to download the latest Iumi Tugeda Holidays package flyers, visit www.flysolomons.com/iumitugeda

To book, contact Solomon Airlines Holidays team on (+677) 36362 or email [email protected] Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 4.00pm Honiara time.

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