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Consultations Ongoing On Hotel Data Collection System

Government is currently conducting consultations on the Hotel Data Collection System which will give close to real time tourism data. Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, highlighted
28 Sep 2016 08:57
Consultations Ongoing On Hotel Data Collection System

Government is currently conducting consultations on the Hotel Data Collection System which will give close to real time tourism data.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, highlighted this yesterday.

He said such data will facilitate sound planning and decision making for Government, stakeholders and the tourism industry.

“The Fijian Government recognises the importance of having accurate and updated tourism data that is accessible to all stakeholders of the industry,” he said.

The system aims to provide a centralised reporting facility for all hotel properties and modernise the existing data collection methods.

Mr Koya was speaking during the inaugural local World Tourism Day celebrations yesterday at the Sukuna Park in Suva.

The theme for this year is ‘Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility’ which is exactly what Mr Koya said our Government strives to achieve through Fiji’s 2013 Constitution.

Mr Koya emphasised this is an opportune time for us to also raise awareness on the importance of tourism and its contributions to the nation.

“Accessibility in tourism is an on-going effort involving all parties in the tourism value chain,” he said.

“This is so that tourist destinations, products and services are made available to all regardless of, communication and transport accessibility, physical limitation and age.

“The Fijian Government through my Ministry is implementing a number of initiatives, one of which is the development of a Fijian Tourism Development Plan.

“The Plan will ensure all relevant stakeholders have access to information, which will effectively guide the sustainable development of our tourism industry.”

 

Survey Report

Meanwhile, Mr Koya said the 2014 International Visitor Survey Report will be released soon.

“This will assist the industry greatly in better understanding visitor perception and their expectation of Fiji,” he said.

“As a result, the industry would then be able to make future improvements to the current services provided by our tourism industry.”


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