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Bula! Welcome Back To Fiji

Welcome home, we are open for happiness. These were the sentiments expressed by Tourism Fiji chief executive officer, Brent Hill during the launch of the new campaign at the Wyndham
01 Dec 2021 11:40
Bula! Welcome Back To Fiji
Staff members of Wyndham Resort in Denarau on November 30, 2021 are ready to welcome our foreign tourists today. Fiji will welcome back tourists today as the Government opens our borders, about a year of closure as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Leon Lord

Welcome home, we are open for happiness.

These were the sentiments expressed by Tourism Fiji chief executive officer, Brent Hill during the launch of the new campaign at the Wyndham Resort in Denarau, Nadi last night.

In his address, Mr Hill said it was more than exciting to know that the first flight carrying international tourists would land on Fiji soil today ever since Fiji closed its borders last year.

“I just want you to go back to April 2021 and think back to what we were dealing with back then; we had cases that were blooming almost out of control, we had no one in Fiji that was fully vaccinated at that time, we had planes grounded, businesses closed, we had a curfew that was at 6pm,” said Mr Hill.

“This morning we had the sunrise and we were down at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa to see that the pool was beautiful, everything was laid out, everyone’s having breakfast, everything is open and it is the most kind of surreal experience and to think where we are today is quite unbelievable.”

He said there were a total of 75,000 guests that were already booked in for December and January.

Fiji’s first international flight Fiji Airways flight FJ914 is arrived from Sydney, Australia at 11.25am.

Feedback: nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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