In this section, you may find new materials that have been published on the topic of “Agritourism development in the Solomon Islands”. We continually select major new publications and articles that add up to the policy points discussed in the Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop.
One for chocolate lovers
South Pacific Tourism Organisation , 06/08/2018
Inbound tour operator, Travel Solomons has launched a half-day chocolate tour around Honiara. It visits a cocoa plantation, processing factory and stops at the chocolate shop for tasting. Chocolate is a growing boutique export for the Solomon Islands, and at around 70% cocoa content, it’s beginning to win global awards.
Solomons’ want more local food on hotel menus
Radio New Zealand, 4 December 2017
Tourism authorities in Solomon Islands say they want more local produce to feature on restaurant menus around the country. This comes as several government agencies work together with other stakeholders to link agriculture, tourism and trade. The marketing manager of the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, Freda Unusi, said tourists often wanted to taste local food but restaurant menus are dominated by western and Asian cuisine. “So what we are talking about is, maybe next year, in our plans we will have a festival – a cuisine festival where chefs come they present their cuisine’s that they want us to do. But it must be local, it must be things that are readily available here – like coconut crabs, those are not even available in the hotel venues.”