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Rotarians and media arrive on charter flight

  About 25 members of Rotary Clubs from Taiwan were among  238 visitors who arrived on the Taipei Nadi chartered Fiji Airways flight yesterday morning. The charter by EzTravel, a
11 Feb 2016 12:35
Rotarians and media arrive on charter flight
Rotarians and Media group from Taiwan. Photo: TOURISM FIJI

 

About 25 members of Rotary Clubs from Taiwan were among  238 visitors who arrived on the Taipei Nadi chartered Fiji Airways flight yesterday morning.

The charter by EzTravel, a Taipei-based tour company, was the second of two special charters bringing in visitors here to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Fiji. Rosie Holidays is local arrangements

Businesswoman and Rotarian, Judy Chang, said: “We have a bigger group back at home but we managed to get only 25 people for the Chinese New Year.”

Ms Chang got the news about travelling to Fiji through the Fijian Ambassador to Taiwan during a social event last year.

“This is our time of the vacation as it is Chinese New Year but we will be meeting our counterparts in Rotary but not as an official meeting,” she said.

Her son, Ronny Chang, said: “We will leave on Sunday and we want to discover Fiji and see what it has all to offer.”

Tourism Fiji Global Public Relations manager Patricia Mallam said 10 media personnel arrived with the group.

She said this was a boost as media plays an important role in the lead up event since last year.

“The importance of hosting international media, especially so for a non-English speaking market, is really valuable because the media are looked upon as Key Opinion Leaders, who their readers follow,” she said.

“For these media outlets to share their experiences and recommendations in Fiji are endorsement for those who intend to travel in the near future.

“These media trips are really good because they have a wide reach and are able to entice their audience (based on their knowledge of their own markets) to seriously consider visiting Fiji.”

She added: “Fiji has a nig Rotary community and it is always a pleasure to meet fellow Rotarians who advocate for service of others before self.
“These exchanges are really useful because they allow the local Rotary community to highlight challenges and projects which international clubs may be able to assist with implementing for the benefit of the wider community.”

Ms Mallam said these VIP visitors like the Rotarians and frequent Taiwanese, have been guests of Laucala Island Resort, who have been visiting and staying in Laucala Resort for five consecutive years.

Meanwhile, the last of the charters from China (from Shanghai) arrived last night. The charter by Rosie Holidays brought in the last lot of Chinese visitors who are here to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 



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