Tourism

‘Fiji is ready to receive tourists’

The Tourism Action Group (TAG) held a special meeting with industry stakeholders to share developments and plans for strengthening the tourism sector in light of the recent natural disaster. Almost 100 people from the industry, representing both small and large tourism operators, attended the meeting at the Westin Ballroom on Denarau on Tuesday, with presentations […]

Tourism Fiji

March 2, 2016 11:37 am

The Tourism Action Group (TAG) held a special meeting with industry stakeholders to share developments and plans for strengthening the tourism sector in light of the recent natural disaster.

Almost 100 people from the industry, representing both small and large tourism operators, attended the meeting at the Westin Ballroom on Denarau on Tuesday, with presentations made by TAG Chairman, Mr Damend Gounder, Fiji Airways Marketing Manager, Mr Franc Zvonar, and Tourism Fiji Executive Chairman, Mr Truman Bradley.

TAG is a joint initiative of Tourism Fiji, Fiji Airways, Society Of Fiji Travel Associates (SOFTA), Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association (FHTA).

It has been confirmed that Fiji Airways will launch deeply discounted airfares and the industry supporting with special accommodation packages to key source markets. Other initiatives will include advertising and marketing campaigns and public relations efforts in the market.

Mr Gounder urged all industry partners to align their plans to TAG and ensure that the experience for visitors is even better than their expectations.

Mr Bradley shared similar sentiments, encouraging the industry representatives to work as Team Fiji.

It is appropriate for TAG to have such inclusive consultation with the trade because we are all working towards the same goal, which is to bring visitors to Fiji and boosts our economy,” he says.

The message is very clear – Fiji is ready to receive tourists Mr Gounder adds.

The Bula Fijian Tourism Exchange’s (BFTE), Mr Bill Whiting also handed over F$100,000 cheque to get TAG’s activities started.

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Tourism industry representatives at the TAG meeting at the Westin, Nadi. Source: TAG.

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