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Key Taiwan Business Leaders On Board Next Taiwan Charter

Day To Reach Here. But with the charter flight, the travellers were able to reach here in just around 11 hours.   Five-star visitors All the Taiwanese who arrived were
06 Feb 2016 08:03
Key Taiwan Business Leaders On Board Next Taiwan Charter
Rosie Holidays managing director Tony Whitton,Trade Mission Head Jeffery Kau, Fiji Airways Executive general manage Ken Barley, Ez Travel rep Jason Lai, Fiji Trade and Tourism Rep in Taiwan Karai Vuibau and Rosie Holidays general manager Eroni Puamau at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Day To Reach Here.

But with the charter flight, the travellers were able to reach here in just around 11 hours.

 

Five-star visitors

All the Taiwanese who arrived were mainly five-star international visitors.

“The interesting thing about the long haul travel is you have to attract customers that can afford a long haul air ticket and afford a four to five-star accommodation,” he said.

“So now what we have been able to do is attract enough for one visitor that has high disposable income.

“They will be able to come and enjoy Fiji but at the same time bring vital foreign exchange earnings and great opportunity in economic for Fiji.”

Mr Whitton said the packages sold to the visitors were for resorts on Denarau.

“So their packages basically involve staying on Denarau and everyday they are taking an excursion or an activity,” he said.

“An activity could be Sigatoka River Safari, could be the Captain Cook Day cruise. The whole set of activities. So whilst they are here for five nights or week, we are really making sure that their packages have quite a bit of activities with new experiences.”

 

The market

Taiwan Trade Mission Head in Fiji, Jeffrey Kau, said once the door is opened for tourism, a lot of investors and traders will come in as well.

“Although we are a lot far, with the direct flight, our people can see what Fiji is about and they will fall in love with this great country,” he said.

“This is a very beautiful country with a lot to offer to the Taiwanese, you have the deep blue waters that are crystal clear, the dreamy landscape and wildlife and this is what the Taiwanese are looking for.”

He said the Taiwanese loved to travel and this was evident given in 2014, there were 11.8 million Taiwanese people who visited foreign countries out of the 23 million population, a little over half the population.

Mr Kau said there are a number of visitors coming who are executive directors or members of the board of directors.

“If they see there is an opportunity for investment, they will come in so the people will need to see for themselves before they actually give their money. So this is the first step,” he said.

“In terms of investment relationship in trade and tourism, I’m very happy to see this happen and the response is very good.”

 

 

Edited by: rachna lal

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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