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Success Comes From Team Work, Says Seeto

Success Comes From Team Work, Says Seeto
Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association President Dixon Seeto
December 31
12:17 2017

It takes two to tango, as the saying goes.

Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association president Dixon Seeto said co-operation amongst all stakeholders in the tourism sector is important.

In this industry, if a hotelier chooses to work on its own then it will not survive, and it has been proven through previous experiences, Mr Seeto said.

“Last year after Tropical Cyclone Winston, we all had to work together.

“We forged ties and now we are strongly working together to overcome adversary.

“It has been a blueprint we used in matters relating to tourism,” he said.

There were a lot of challenges faced when trying to grow the industry, but the challenges has not surpassed the industry’s achievements over the years.

“A lot of the challenges we had faced relates to how we can grow the industry and work within the laws and policies of the country.

“We were able to resolve many of them with the assistance of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service.

“We are a lobby body for our members and the industry.

“We were able to achieve quite a lot, in particular, the long term interest of the industry,” he said.

Each challenge was a learning lesson for the stakeholders, members and associate members of the Fiji Hotels and Tourism Association, and as a result, there were positive outcomes and stronger relationships were formed.

“In life and in business, there will always be challenges but the trick is to find a solution and to work with the team and that is why in tourism, we call ourselves the Team Fiji,” he said.

The Association will continue to work with other stakeholders in the industry especially Fiji Airways, Tourism Fiji and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

“We will also continue the co-operation that we had this year and in the previous years to make sure that our efforts to improve visitor arrivals is all synchronized and the interests of the visitors are looked after,” he added.

Aside from his professional commitments, as a father and husband,  Mr Seeto also aims to spend more time with his family and to go fishing or do more gardening in the upcoming year.

As the managing director of the Hexagon Group of Hotels, he said the group’s main goal for next year is to ensure that their projects in Davuilevu and Yadua are completed.

He said the Group is committed towards supporting the hospitality industry in Fiji.

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