A new eco-lodge in the Solomon Islands has been cited as an example of how the South Pacific country can develop a more sustainable tourism industry.
Jo Tuamoto, CEO of the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB), said the newly-opened Titiru Eco Lodge in Rendova provides a perfect example of how tourism in the Solomon Islands needs to be developed into the future.
“Introducing this type of responsible tourism product that conserves our pristine environment while helping to improve the welfare of the local people is very much the way forward for this destination,” said Tuamoto. “Ecotourism has become a byword for an ever-increasing number of very environmentally aware travellers.”
Comprising four bungalows, Titiru Eco Lodge is located on the north coast of Rendova Island, a 20-minute boat ride from Munda Airport which is serviced daily by Solomon Airlines.
“While currently we may only be a small destination on the world tourism map, we know and we have been quick to realise that delivering the right type of product and catering to the right kind of traveller will play a major part in our aspirations for the local tourism industry,” Tuamoto added.