But the Foot Print Travels and Destinations e-magazine will be published monthly. Thus, it can update the interested readers and those who will plan their trips to the Solomon Islands with variety of choices for their Solomon Islands experience.
According to the founder of the e-magazine, Mr. Niniu Oligao, the Solomon Islands have many things to offer in terms of tourism. But rarely have been marketed outside of the country.
Having passion and tourism/ hospitality marketing background from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Niniu said it is the right time to assist the small and medium tourist operators in the digital marketing era.
"Solomon Islands as a tourist destination needs to fully utilize the potentials and opportunities the changing communication technology is offering. We have to adapt to these changes in order to survive in the very competitive markets", he said.
He further commented that small operators like the Conflict Bay Lodge can be as equal as the five star resorts in their presence in the world of internet and social media. But one thing his e- magazine will consider is to ensure the products and services promised to the potential guests will in consistent with the actual guests consumptions.
The Foot Print Travels and Destinations magazine is a new comer in the digital markets; its priority now is to get the fellow tourist operators and potential visitors to the Solomon Islands to have confidence on it and start to market with it.
"I am learning the hard lesson of taking risk to assist those they need such help. However, the time is right for us to nurture and grow the tourism marketing in the Solomon Islands", said Niniu.