SUNBIZ

Workshop supports Govt vision: Koya

  Micro, small and medium tourism enterprises continue to contribute to the wide distribution of the tourism dollar. In partnership with the Fijian Government, the South Pacific tourism Organisation (SPTO)
08 Aug 2017 11:00
Workshop supports Govt vision: Koya
Minister Faiyaz Koya (garlanded) with Participants and guests at the Tourism capacity building workshop at Tanoa Plaza Hotel, Suva, on August 07, 2017. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua.

 

Micro, small and medium tourism enterprises continue to contribute to the wide distribution of the tourism dollar.

In partnership with the Fijian Government, the South Pacific tourism Organisation (SPTO) organised a two-day Tourism capacity building workshop for the sector to help them grow in their businesses.

The opening was officiated by the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya.

Mr Koya said the training provides a platform to current and potential entrepreneurs to either grow or start their individual businesses for innovation and “out of the box” thinking.

“This workshop supports the vision of the Fijian Government to enhance sustainable growth and economic contribution of all MSME’s in Fiji.

“We are committed to strengthening our Fijian Tourism industry and leveraging its performance to benefit all Fijians,” he said.

Mr Koya encouraged all local entrepreneurs to start small and think local to grow your brand and go global.

“Use this workshop to learn, as much as you can to help move your lives, communities, businesses and Fiji forward.

“It’s your confidence, your commitment, your vision and your hard work that will steer the fortunes of not only this industry, but the entire nation forward,” he said.

South Pacific Tourism Organisation chief executive officer, Christopher Cocker highlighted that MSME’s are estimated to make up more than 90% of the Pacific’s tourism industry.

Workshop Facilitator Warwick McCormack encouraged the participants to open their mind to new possibilities, share their knowledge and learn as much as they could.

There were about 50 participants. The workshop ends today.

Feedback:  selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

 



Got A News Tip


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


WEET BIX
For All Fiji Sun Advertising
Fijisun E-edition
Subscribe-to-Newspaper