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Solomon Airlines goes live with Iumi Tugeda Holidays


Posted on March 01, 2021 at 08:00 AM in General News


  • Currently 40 Tourism Operators, 8 Provinces, 11 Destinations
  • Supported by Tourism Solomons and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Contact our Holiday Sales team on (+677) 36362 or [email protected]
  • 7-day advance purchase and other conditions apply - refer to our flyers for details

Download our Iumi Tugeda Holiday package flyers here

Solomon Airlines in partnership with Tourism Solomons and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has launched Solomon Islands largest ever domestic tourism initiative called ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays. The domestic tourism program across 11 destinations in 8 provinces offers a year-long program of massive savings on holidays throughout 2021 to support the local industry and encourage greater travel throughout the Solomon Islands. 

The holiday specials go on sale today (1 March 2021) and will remain on sale until 28 February 2022 for travel throughout 2021 through to 31 March 2022. Close to 40 accommodation operators are participating in the campaign which offers savings of up to 50% at accommodation around the country combined with Solomon Airlines discounted airfares.

Examples of lead-in packages (including return flights from Honiara, accommodation, and more) include:

Auki from SBD$2072 per adult based on 3 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Auki
  • 3 nights Standard Unit accommodation at BH Transit Lodge
  • Private bathroom and shared kitchen facilities
  • Return Auki Airport transfers

Other accommodations in Auki include:

  • AM Family Inn
  • Serahs Lagoon Hideaway

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Auki here

Rennell from SBD$2210 per adult based on 4 guests
  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Rennell
  • 3 nights Family room accommodation at Moreno Guest House
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Complimentary rainforest walk and birdwatching tour
  • Easy walk from Rennell Airport

Other accommodations in Rennell include:

  • Motumahi Lodge

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Rennell here

Marau from SBD$2587 per adult based on 2 guests
  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Marau
  • 3 nights Standard room accommodation at Conflict Bay Lodge
  • All meals daily
  • Complimentary island tour
  • Easy walk from Marau Airport

Other accommodations in Marau include:

  • Milk Fish Bungalows
  • Tavanipupu Island Resort

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Marau here

Kirakira from SBD$2618 per adult based on 3 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Kirakira
  • 3 nights Standard room accommodation at Sea View Rest House
  • Breakfast daily
  • Self-catering kitchen facilities available
  • Return Kirakira Airport transfers additional SBD$140 total (max 3 guests)

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Kirakira here

Seghe from SBD$2634 per adult based on 4 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Seghe
  • 4 nights Bungalow accommodation at Pepele Eco Lodge
  • All meals daily
  • Activities including swimming, waterfall and bush walks
  • Return Seghe Airport transfers

Other accommodations in Seghe include:

  • Marovo Sea Lodge
  • Driftwood Eco Lodge
  • Minado Eco Lodge
  • Ropiko Beach Resort
  • Vanua Kino Eco Lodge
  • Babanga Resort

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Seghe here

Fera from SBD$2705 per adult based on 2 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Fera
  • 3 nights Deluxe room accommodation at Ghaseali Island Resort
  • Breakfast daily and complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary transport to Buala Town
  • Return Fera Airport transfers

Other accommodations in Fera include:

  • Maringe Lagoon Lodge

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Fera here

Munda from SBD$2752 per adult based on 4 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Munda
  • 3 nights Cosy Semi-Deluxe Bungalow accommodation at Zipolo Habu Resort
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Return Munda Airport transfers additional SBD$600 total (max 6 guests)

Add-on a Dive Munda Experience including:

  • Guided Snorkel SBD$340 per person
  • Introductory Scuba SBD$600 per person
  • Guided 2 tank Dive SBD$1040 per person
  • Certified Open Water Dive Course SBD$2200 per person
  • Experiences can be combined with any Iumi Tugeda Holidays package to Munda

Other accommodations in Munda include:

  • Agnes Gateway Hotel
  • Ibibu Transit Lodge
  • Tetepare Eco Lodge
  • Qua Roviana
  • Titiru Eco Lodge
  • Castaway Lagoon Resort
  • Lolomo Eco Retreat

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Munda here

Gizo from SBD$2824 per adult based on 6 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Gizo
  • 3 nights Self-Contained Bungalow accommodation at Uriaupo Beach Resort
  • Self-catering kitchen, bar and restaurant facilities
  • Use of dugout canoe
  • Return Gizo Airport transfers additional SBD$600 total (max 10 guests)

Add-on a Dive Gizo Experience from SBD$2500 per person including:

  • 3 days from SBD$2500* per adult (based on 4 divers) or SBD$3000 per single adult
  • 7 dives, two lunches, transport to and from accommodation, tanks, weights and guide
  • Dive equipment rental is also available at additional SBD$600 per adult
  • This experience can be combined with any Iumi Tugeda Holidays package to Gizo

Other accommodations in Gizo include:

  • Sanbis Resort
  • Fatboys Resort
  • Oravae Cottage
  • Imagination Island
  • Hambere Village Stay
  • Kilupania Resort

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Gizo here

Suavanao from SBD$3028 per adult based on 2 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Suavanao
  • 3 nights Bungalow accommodation at Noguna Island Homestay
  • All meals daily
  • Use of SUP's, kayaks and snorkelling gear
  • Return Suavanao Airport transfers additional SBD$1300 total (max 6 guests)

Other accommodations in Suavanao include:

  • Kagata Village
  • Vavaghio Guest House

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Suavanao here

 Kagau from SBD$3404 per adult  for up to 4 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Kagau
  • 3 nights Bungalow accommodation at Tagu Eco Lodge
  • All meals daily
  • Activities including game fishing, snorkelling and birdwatching
  • Return Kagau Airport transfers

Other accommodations in Kagau include:

  • Arnarvon Community Marine Park

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Kagau here

Lomlom from SBD$5106 per adult  based on 4 guests

  • Return economy airfare from Honiara to Lomlom
  • 7 nights self-contained Ngarando Unit accommodation at Ngarando Island
  • Use of canoes and snorkelling gear
  • Return Lomlom Airport transfers
  • Meals additional SBD$200 per person per day

View participating Iumi Tugeda Holidays in Lomlom here

The ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ tourism initiative was unveiled to the travel industry at Tourism Solomons ‘Tourism in Focus’ event and will be followed by a national marketing campaign. 

“The responses from operators keen to participate have been extraordinary, and it is very clear how much our tourism industry needs all of our help,” said Colin Sigimanu Commercial Manager for Solomon Airlines.

“With international borders remaining heavily restricted, ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ is designed to get our country moving for the benefit of all, offering clear value and an easy booking process.

“An important objective is to encourage people to explore more of our country beyond the usual destinations and to discover new parts of the Solomon Islands, which in turn is helpful to more remote tourism operators,” he added.

Discounted airline seats for ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ bookings have been allocated on all Solomon Airlines flights to participating destinations. 

“This is the most seat availability Solomon Airlines has ever offered for any program in our history,’” Mr Sigimanu said.

“We have also created a dedicated Holidays Reservations unit purely to assist passengers, making it easy to find out more information and to book.”

The ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ packages are available with pricing for singles, couples, groups, and families with exceptional deals for groups of four or more passengers.

To allow maximum flexibility, the specials will apply for stays through to 31 March 2022 and no travel blackout dates or periods apply throughout the year. Passengers need only make their holiday flight bookings at least 7 days in advance of departure.

Jo Tuamoto CEO of Tourism Solomons said the tourism initiative was a key outcome of the tourism organisation’s five-point tourism recovery strategy.

“Our support for ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ is an integral part of the five-point tourism recovery strategy announced last July which in the short term, is aimed at boosting our country’s domestic tourism numbers and in the process, increasing revenue-based opportunity for our struggling operators,” he said.

“Tourism represents a key economic driver and it is vital for our future that we maintain our domestic industry,” he said.

“While we wait for the reopening of international borders, Tourism Solomons will continue to maintain focus on promoting domestic tourism,” he said.

The ‘Iumi Tugeda Holidays’ packages all include return flights with stays from 3-nights to a maximum of 7 nights based on availability. 

Depending on individual properties, many also include complimentary inclusions such as airport transfers, daily meals, complimentary guided nature and island tours, and the use of dugout canoes, SUPs, kayaks, and snorkelling gear.

Prices may vary dependent on the number of guests staying. For further details, or to book contact the airline’s dedicated Holiday Sales team on (677) 36362 or email [email protected]

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