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Solomon Islands visitor numbers booming

The Solomon Islands enjoyed a 70 per cent year on year increase in international visitor arrivals for September 2017.Solomon Islands Visitor Bureau CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto quoted the stats as “gone off the Richter Scale”.Figures released by the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) show a total of 2397 international traveller

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Whales and yoga in Tonga

There is a new Whale Swim and Yoga Retreat Holiday in Tonga, and you can save $600 per couple if you book by December 15, 2017.Swimming with wild whales in the languid lagoons of Tonga is a mystical, magical experience but Australian eco-tour operator, Majestic Whale Encounters, will add even more

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HOTEL REVIEW: Tavanipupu Private Island Resort, Solomon Islands

Meaning ‘a place where the fish pass through’, Tavanipupu is a five-star Private Island Resort located in Marau Sound, Solomon Islands.An exciting 25 minutes east by plane from the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara and a short but scenic boat ride, Tavanipupu Private Island Resort is the South Pacific’s best

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HOTEL REVIEW: Fatboys Resort – Gizo, Solomon Islands

If you have read the book "The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens, then you will know all about the “Fat Boy” and can understand where Fatboys Resort got it’s name.Derived from the character "Joe" in the book, “fat boy” consumes great quantities of food and constantly falls asleep in any

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HOTEL REVIEW: Coral Sea Resort & Casino, Honiara

Coral Sea Resort is one of the newest properties in Honiara, the Solomon Islands, conveniently located on the water’s edge of Town Ground, near Honiara CBD.A 20-minute transfer from Honiara International Airport or a 3-minute trip from the wharf, will have you relaxing at this entertainment mecca, linked with the

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Discover Vibrant Malekula With This Line-Up of Cultural Festivals

This year from May to August, Vanuatu’s second largest island, Malekula comes alive with an exciting festival line-up.Malekula is known for its tribal groups, ancient cannibal sites, hiking and marine areas. This cultural extravaganza is perfect for adventure seekers who want to immerse themselves in Vanuatu’s vibrant culture and history.   Collar the

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New Caledonia says ‘Hello Neighbour’

Australia’s closest neighbour, New Caledonia, has launched its ‘Hello Neighbour’ campaign in an effort to continue growth in tourist numbers to the French nation.Managing Director of New Caledonia Tourism, Jean Michel Foutrein, told Kate at Captured Travel “New Caledonia has seen strong growth over the last 12 months with a

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Where to stay in Apia, Samoa

Visiting Apia in Samoa and not sure where to stay? There is a wide variety of hotels and resorts to suit any travellers taste and budget.  Some recommendations include the following:  1. Samoan Outrigger Hotel     Popular budget hotel the Samoan Outrigger Hotel has gained a reliable reputation for offering clean and affordable accommodation. 

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