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Hideaway Vuda Targets Wedding Market

The growing Fiji Hideaway Resort Vuda is set to target the wedding market – a vital role in the tourism industry. Sitting on a 4.5 acre land, the $40 million
20 Jun 2015 09:15
Hideaway Vuda Targets Wedding Market

The growing Fiji Hideaway Resort Vuda is set to target the wedding market – a vital role in the tourism industry.
Sitting on a 4.5 acre land, the $40 million project is owned by the Fiji Teachers Union Co-operative Thrift and Credit Limited.
Its main property is the Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa at Tagaqe on the Coral Coast.
Chief executive and general manager Chandar Dutt said the wedding market is something they are tapping on.
“We have created a lot of new products and new packages and we have upgraded our facilities to cater for this very lucrative market.
“We are very much market concerned and our research shows that there is a huge potential for wedding and the honeymoon market.
“We are now half way developing the new resort specializing in wedding and honeymoon market only.”
The first phase of the resort is set to cost around $10 million and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
“There is a special honeymoon bure inclusive of all facilities, along with other bures for the clusters of families and friends.
“There is a very upmarket chapel with almost a five star arrangement along with the basic facilities of a resort.”
At this stage 21 up scale bures have been targeted for the first phase while 80 others will be built in the later phase.
The new Hideaway Vuda will target visitors from Australia and New Zealand.
“We have started work from the beach area and development is coming backwards so it is very easy when we continue works we do not have to close the resort.
“We are creating the central facilities in a manner which will cater for the expansion we will do in the next five years.”
Sitting on a 4.5 acre land, the $40 million project is owned by the Fiji Teachers Union Co-operative Thrift and Credit Limited.
The Fiji Hideaway brand is working well with the Coral Coast resort performing better than last year.
“For some months we are 20 per cent higher than last year which is keeping us busy all the time and we are doing very well,” he said.

Fijian Tourism Expo
Mr Dutt was pleased with the Fijian Tourism Expo 2015 held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island.
“This expo is better than last year as it was well organised and it was an interesting three days for Hideaway.
“We were able to meet with many buyers from abroad, apart from our traditional buyers that we bank on,” he said.
“We were able to meet a number of other customers who have interest in our property and our brand.
“They are quite impressed with us as we market as ‘under promise and over deliver’ and the inquiries that came through show a good indication.”

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