Solomon Islands prove popular among Aussies

More and more Aussies are spending their overseas travel money on the Solomon Islands, it has been revealed.

Speaking to e-Travel Blackboard, Richard Hankin from the Solomon Islands Visitor Bureau said that visitor numbers have grown by 20 per cent in the past two years.

He added that this has included a great deal more Aussies, who are constantly looking for cheap getaways.

This has been helped by the increasing number of services operating between Australia and the idyllic destination, as there are six flights a week that leave Brisbane and connect to various other cities in Australia and New Zealand.

But what are Aussies spending their travel money on when they get there? Mr Hankin suggested that diving trips remain the most popular pastimes among tourists.

"Growing sectors include surfing (especially November to February); bird watching and war history, sea-kayaking," he added.

Solomon Islands is a sovereign state located east of Papua New Guinea. It secured its independence in 1978.

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