Solomon Islands has surpassed the 25,000 annual international visitor mark for the first time since numbers were first recorded in 1990.
Figures released by the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office showed a total of 25,709 international visitors travelled to the country in 2017.
According to Business Tourism News, that’s a 10.9 per cent increase over the 23,192 recorded for 2016, RNZI reports.
Australians continue to dominate the ranks of visitors to the Solomons, accounting for around 40 per cent of all arrivals.
New Zealanders constituted 6.6 per cent of the visitors, while other main tourist markets were the US with 6.3 per cent, closely followed by Fiji and Papua New Guinea.