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Fijian Crafted Village, Popular At The Expo

The Fijian Crafted Village was very popular at the Fijian Tourism Expo . The expo took place at the Denarau Island Convention Centre at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau
07 May 2017 11:00
Fijian Crafted Village, Popular At The Expo
Tourism Fiji CEO Matthew Stoeckel, Tourism Fiji Chairman Andre Viljoen, Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Tourism Fiji Deputy Chairman Geoffery Shaw and Jane West at the closing of the FTE 2017 at the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay last night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The Fijian Crafted Village was very popular at the Fijian Tourism Expo .

The expo took place at the Denarau Island Convention Centre at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau last Thursday and Friday.

These sellers sold authentic and quality artifacts made by registered artisans under the Fijian Crafted initiative.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya said he was  pleased to announce the Fijian Crafted Village had again tremendously succeded.

“The overall purpose of this village is to showcase to you, our international partners, our authentic Fijian crafts, not only the high standards in terms of quality but depict the unique cultural diversity of our rich Fijian heritage.

“These crafters come here each year to establish new market links and make direct sales.

Mr Koya added this year 16 crafters had received orders valued at more than F$12,000 from companies such as Jacks Fiji and tourism operators like Wananavu Resort, Musket Cove, Radisson Blu, Marriott Resort and Castaway Island Resort.

They achieved sales of more than $1,200 for the last two days, he says.

“I thank you all for contributing towards the livelihoods of our Fijian crafters and I hope you enjoy the small piece of Fiji that you have purchased.

“Please continue to engage more with our local craftsmen and artisans and promote the Fijian made-Buy Fijian brand as much as possible,” said Mr Koya.

EDITED BY: SELITA BOLANAVANUA

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