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Bookings Look Good, Adults Only Navutu Stars Focuses On Better

Forward bookings are quite good for Navutu Stars Resort on the secluded island of Yaqeta, in the Yasawas. Manager sales Reapi Nacayakalou said they were looking forward to the challenges
13 Mar 2017 11:00
Bookings Look Good, Adults Only Navutu Stars Focuses On Better
Local inbound tour operators during the event at the Nadi Farmers Club. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA.

Forward bookings are quite good for Navutu Stars Resort on the secluded island of Yaqeta, in the Yasawas.

Manager sales Reapi Nacayakalou said they were looking forward to the challenges this year has to bring for the Italian owned, adults only boutique resort.

She said: “There is a lot of competition in the Tourism Market, we just have to ensure that we keep doing what we do better than our competitors and we do not rest on our laurels.”

She added:“Right now we are sitting at a decent percentage in occupancy but we will always push for that extra booking as that extra makes a difference.”

She said the property will continue with the upgrading of their facilities as to be on par with their competitors and there has been a lot of competition.

“We do have upgrading plans in the works that would enhance the romance factor which is what we are known for. As an adult only property, we can only get better as we age.”

Ms Nayacakalou also said the remote resorts like themselves would always have a lot on their plates from the rising cost of whatever purchased from the mainland to the cost of freight to get to the island.

“And this could be anything from groceries to hardware suppliers to engine parts. Prices increase every other week and this relates to local items and items that are imported.”

The Resort hosted its inbound product partners for an update and bonding lunch at the Nadi Farmers Club last week.

“This was to update our local inbounds on the resort – what’s new, what’s happening, future projections,” she said.

This was their third event hosted for the inbound partners such as Pacific Destinations Fiji, The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC), Blue Ocean Fiji and Tour Managers.

“It is very important to the property to always be in touch with our local Inbounds. As years go by, inbound staff that our reservations team deals with also change – as some may move to join other inbound companies,” Ms Nayacakalou said.

“We as a property need to keep abreast of those changes within the Inbound.

“Bonding with Inbounds is the only way that we create a personal business relationship with them and they become part of our Resort family.”

Edited by: Kathrin Krishna

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