Tourism

NZ breakfast show showcases Fiji

Tourism Fiji hosted a successful media project bringing in the TVNZ Breakfast Show crew to attract more New Zealanders to holiday in the country. The week-long media initiative, from 21st to 28th May, was strategically planned to showcase that Fiji is back in business – fabulous as ever to receive more Kiwis to its shores. […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 7, 2016 12:03 pm

Tourism Fiji hosted a successful media project bringing in the TVNZ Breakfast Show crew to attract more New Zealanders to holiday in the country.

TVNZ Breakfast Show host Sam Wallace, sitting in red shirt, with Tourism Fiji Marketing Manager short haul, Luisa Finiasi on set at Paradise Cove in the Yasawas (TourismFiji).
TVNZ Breakfast Show host Sam Wallace, sitting in the red shirt, with Tourism Fiji Marketing Manager short haul, Luisa Finiasi on set at Paradise Cove in the Yasawas (TourismFiji).

The week-long media initiative, from 21st to 28th May, was strategically planned to showcase that Fiji is back in business – fabulous as ever to receive more Kiwis to its shores.

Tourism Fiji Regional Director New Zealand, Mr Wayne Deed said the show was a great success.

DEED: “The show was a great success and with winter really setting in here in New Zealand, it was perfect timing to showcase the warmth and happiness of Fiji and at the same time showing it is business as usual and encouraging Kiwis to book a holiday in Fiji.”

The key objectives of hosting the TVNZ Breakfast crew was to highlight how the tourism infrastructure most popular with New Zealanders were up and running, as well as have the Breakfast Show weather presenter, Mr Sam Wallace, do daily morning live weather broadcasts plus regular pre-recorded stories around specific themes.

Mr Wallace broadcast live daily from the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort, Yatule Beach Resort, Musket Cove Island Resort, and for two days at Paradise Cove Resort in the Yasawa Islands.

A series of other stories also ran throughout the week with the first featuring Adrenalin watersports at Denarau beach and finishing off the day with a local meal at Tu’s Place. Fishing off Namotu Island Resort followed next, with Mr Wallace and the resort chef cooking up the catch on the barbeque back at the resort.

The crew then boarded the Sigatoka River Safari, which turned out to be a favourite for Mr Wallace after he joined a very enthusiastic ‘grandma’ on the dance floor at Navula Village.

Once the crew reached the Yasawa Islands, it was swimming with manta rays and a visit to Soso Village and primary school where rugby balls donated by Silverdale Rugby Club were a hit with the kids. Mr Wallace also chatted with the Vinaka Fiji Volunteer team and volunteers about their work.

Rosie Holidays transported the crew and their 27 bags of large and odd shaped luggage throughout the week with Mr Wallace chiming in on the microphone as the tour guide along the way!

The average daily viewer numbers for Breakfast TV is 427,500 people nationwide so the ‘Fiji is open’ messaging reach throughout New Zealand daily was huge. The project also included coverage on the TVNZ website, Facebook and acquisition of the competition database for a further reconnect by Tourism Fiji.

During the broadcast week, Breakfast viewers also had the chance to win a trip for two to Musket Cove; 12,000 entries were received for the competition

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