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Tourism Fiji briefs partners on wedding show

A special briefing was hosted for industry operators that have registered to exhibit their products at the inaugural Tourism Fiji Wedding Expo (FWE) at the Tourism Fiji Head Office in Namaka yesterday. The Tourism Fiji Boardroom was packed to capacity, as over 60 industry representatives turned out to get updated on the Expo that is […]

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February 13, 2016 10:46 am

A special briefing was hosted for industry operators that have registered to exhibit their products at the inaugural Tourism Fiji Wedding Expo (FWE) at the Tourism Fiji Head Office in Namaka yesterday.

The Tourism Fiji Boardroom was packed to capacity, as over 60 industry representatives turned out to get updated on the Expo that is scheduled to take place on 19-20 March.

For many operators, it will be the first time they will be attending an event such as FWE that will showcase more than 50 products and services specialising in weddings in Fiji.

Tourism Fiji’s Events Coordinator, Mr Chad Eastgate conducted the briefing and was very pleased with the response and enthusiasm from the industry participants.

It is fantastic to see such a diverse range of services on offer, bridal parties will be able to get details for their entire wedding from hair and makeup, photographers, flower bouquets and cakes all at the one event. It is an opportunity to meet face to face in air conditioned comfort with more suppliers than you would otherwise be able to see in a day.

The expo at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa is open to the public with no door charge, and it is not only targeting international bridal groups but Fiji based bridal parties as well.

Weddings are a growing market in Fiji and are one of the highest yielding niche tourism markets. The money from weddings has a much broader reach into the community as different services are engaged.

The briefing was well received by the industry representatives, and this is what some of them had to say about being part of the FWE:

“This will be a great opportunity to connect with brides directly as well as network with other within our industry. ‘Totoka’ means beautiful in Fijian and this is what we aim to make every bride look and feel like on their big day. Our talented team of specialist stylists will ensure you look amazing and work with you to create magic.” Totoka Hair & Make Up Director, Ms Leanne Goff.

“It is an amazing opportunity to meet potential clients and service providers, and to bring our business in the limelight and create awareness. We are qualified professionals and do our best to provide what our clients want. Happy clients is our motto.” Salon 21, Owner, Ms Neelma Singh.

“We at the South Seas Cruises & Blue Lagoon Cruises applaud Tourism Fiji to introduce Fiji’s first Wedding Expo as it provides us with the opportunity to showcase our wonderful products that are tailor made specifically to this market.” South Seas Cruises & Blue Lagoon Cruises, Sales Manager, Ms Lailanie Burnes.

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