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Josefa Tuamoto Passes Away

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto have announced his passing in Suva yesterday, 21 September 2021. Announcing the sad news on behalf of Mr
22 Sep 2021 13:19
Josefa Tuamoto Passes Away

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto have announced his passing in Suva yesterday, 21 September 2021.

Announcing the sad news on behalf of Mr Tuamoto’s four children – Tuwai, Osea, Anasa and Claire, and grandson, Jo – his wife Unaisi Tuamoto said that the family was extremely grateful for the outpouring of love and support they had received thus far.

Mrs Tuamoto said  while she appreciated Jo was a larger-than- life character and known to many, many people both in Fiji and overseas, now was the time for the family to grieve and she, her children and grandson have respectfully asked for privacy in order to mourn their loss.

Mr Tuamoto had recently returned to Fiji from Honiara to be close to family while he recuperated following a recent bout of ill health having spent most of the last eight years there in the role of CEO for the country’s national tourist office, Tourism Solomons.

A high-profile figure on international tourism scene, as former CEO of Tourism Fiji, Mr Tuamoto played a major role in promoting his beloved Fiji to the world.

Mr Tuamoto’s activity on the regional tourism landscape includes the role of deputy chair for the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

And in May 2019, he achieved even stronger recognition for the Solomon Islands when he was honoured with an invitation to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) executive board.

On the commercial front, his experience included Director of Commercial Operations and a managing director role with the iconic Fiji-based Blue Lagoon Cruises.

He has also acted as a senior consultant to government bodies and major private sector organisations in several countries across the South Pacific region.

This included playing a pivotal marketing role in the 2012 successful re-election campaign on then Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill.

He joined Tourism Solomons in 2013.

A graduate in mathematics and physics from the University of the South Pacific, Mr Tuamoto held an MBA from the University of Wales in Cardiff.

He also completed management studies at Harvard Business School in Massachusetts, the Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania, and the University of Hawaii.



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