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Top Indian Travel Award For Fiji

Top Indian Travel Award For Fiji
Graduate Dr Kelesi Whippy with the staff from USP after the graduation on September 20,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
September 24
08:47 2014

Tourism Fiji has won India’s “Today’s Traveller Award 2014” for Emerging International Tourism Destination under the International Tourism category.

The Award was presented to Pranav Kapadia and Kajal Somaiya, Tourism Fiji’s India Representatives by Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism & Culture at the award ceremony held in New Delhi recently.

This is the second award won recently by Tourism Fiji in India, the first one being “Best Emerging Destination International” at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2012 held in Mumbai.

Fiji has carved its niche in the Indian outbound market and is becoming increasingly popular not only amongst high-end honeymooners but even small groups of families and friends.

While the main focus is on honeymooners and couples, Tourism Fiji is also enthusiastically investing in the development of the family and small, platinum level incentive group segments as well.

Visitor arrivals to Fiji from India have been growing steadily with an average growth of 15 per cent year-on-year.

This is the result of a concerted effort to grow both consumer and travel trade interest in Fiji through a range of initiatives including advertising, trade partnerships, multi-city trade road shows, exhibitions and sales visits.

Tourism Fiji acting chief executive, Ken Freer, said: “The Indian outbound travel market is growing around 15 per cent annually and in a market of such size this is a massive opportunity for Fiji.

“While the Indian market remains a small one for Fiji, receiving this award is a great acknowledgement that the work Tourism Fiji and the wider Fijian trade is doing in India is successful and will help lead to further growth out of this market.”

Tourism Fiji acknowledges the support from all the Travel Trade partners in India and Fiji for their support in the development of India’s outbound travel market to Fiji.

 

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