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Tourism Fiji Commends Industry Partners

  Tourism Fiji has commended industry partners in generating more strategies to boost trade and tourism in the country. This was after 260 Taiwanese arrived on a Fiji Airways flight
06 Feb 2016 08:30
Tourism Fiji Commends Industry Partners
Visitors arrived from Fiji Airways charter flight at the Nadi International Airport from Taiwan yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

Tourism Fiji has commended industry partners in generating more strategies to boost trade and tourism in the country.

This was after 260 Taiwanese arrived on a Fiji Airways flight chartered by Taipei-based tour company, EzTravel, yesterday morning.

Rosie Holidays, the ground handlers for the charter, also brought in more than 300 visitors from Beijing in another charter flight on Tuesday.

Tourism Fiji Global Public Relations manager, Patricia Mallam, said: “We must highlight that it is due to the ardent efforts of the industry that these charters are able to eventuate.”

She said without the entire industry getting behind to support this, no matter how big or small their role is in facilitating the visitors, milestones as such would not be possible.

“Tourism Fiji commends our industry partners in making this a success because it is a first,” she said.

“This works well for Fiji because this is during low season for our traditional, stronger markets (Australia, New Zealand and North America), meaning our industry partners have a consistent flow of business throughout the troughs.”

Ms Mallam said most Taiwanese travel all year round. However, Chinese New Year is a particularly ideal time because it’s the longest break and with this year where there is a nine-day break.

“The Chinese New Year falls during the winter season so most of the people opt to go to warmer region for the holidays,” she said.

“Destinations in the South East Asia have usually been the preference mainly due to the connectivity with flights, but the charter flight this year makes Fiji a much more convenient place to go than before.”

Ms Mallam said they had a really broad range of people traveling to Fiji on the flight.

“Mostly families include two to three generations. We also have couples in their 30s to 60s and young friends in their 20’s. They are usually people from the middle class and above,” Ms Mallam said.

Edited by: RAChna lal

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