Tourism

Tourism works towards $2 billion industry

Fiji is looking to stimulate growth in the cruise tourism sector, and is keen to work with stakeholders to achieve a $2 billion dollar industry Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, permanent secretary Mr Shaheen Ali at the Pacific Cruise Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2019 consultation workshop: Visitor arrivals up to July 2015 increased by 9 per cent (415,011) […]

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September 15, 2015 2:00 pm

Fiji is looking to stimulate growth in the cruise tourism sector, and is keen to work with stakeholders to achieve a $2 billion dollar industry

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, permanent secretary Mr Shaheen Ali at the Pacific Cruise Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2019 consultation workshop:

Visitor arrivals up to July 2015 increased by 9 per cent (415,011) compared to the same period in 2014 and earnings for the first half of the year also increased by 12.2 per cent to $377.8million compared to 2014.

To stimulate growth in the cruise tourism sector, investments will be required in local infrastructure such as high-end or designer shopping facilities to ensure an increasing percentage of the earnings is retained in the country.

Mr Ali said at the national level, the Fijian Government was finalizing a five-year Fijian Tourism Development Plan where all tourism agencies and government stakeholders would work together to achieve a $2 billion dollar industry.
Mr Ali said at the national level, the Fijian Government was finalizing a five-year Fijian Tourism Development Plan where all tourism agencies and government stakeholders would work together to achieve a $2 billion dollar industry. 

We want a Pacific Cruise Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2019 to be relevant, in line with the national vision for tourism. The tourism sector provides an avenue for sustainable development and the Fijian Government will continue to facilitate a positive environment with pro-growth policies.

Source: Fijian Government

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