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Tourism Fiji Regional Roadshows Ends On A High

Mr Pridgeon adds: “208 businesses have registered for the programme to date, with 106 having submitted action plans and been approved for the Care Fiji Commitment."
31 Mar 2021 11:00
Tourism Fiji Regional Roadshows Ends On A High
Members of the Savusavu Tourism Association during the Tourism Fiji Regional Roadshow at Wasawasa Conference Centre in Savusavu on March 29, 2021.

Close to 250 tourism operators and industry partners attended the first week of Tourism Fiji’s Regional Roadshow which was held from March 19 – 30 in Suva, Pacific Harbour, and Nadi.

Tourism Fiji also headed North to run similar events in Savusavu on Monday and Taveuni yesterday.

The roadshows provided updates and information to tourism stakeholders and partners.

In statement Tourism Fiji highlighted the topics discussed included:

  • domestic Tourism Promotion Plans,
  • Regional Tourism Events,
  • Local Events Fund (LEF) opportunities, vaccine rollout updates and
  • the Fijian Hosts Programme.

Tourism Fiji Acting chief executive officer Robert Thompson said: “It’s essential that we provide our industry with the support and information they need during this time.

Stakeholders during the Tourism Fiji Regional Roadshow at Coconut Grove in Taveuni on March 30, 2021.

Stakeholders during the Tourism Fiji Regional Roadshow at Coconut Grove in Taveuni on March 30, 2021.

“Our team will also conduct a webinar next month for the benefit of those who could not attend our roadshows to ensure our wider industry is informed.”

Roadshow participants were also given an update on the Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) Programme and how successful it has been since its launch in October 2020.

Tourism Fiji chief operations officer James Pridgeon encouraged industry partners who have not registered their business for the CFC to do so.

Mr Pridgeon adds: “208 businesses have registered for the programme to date, with 106 having submitted action plans and been approved for the Care Fiji Commitment.

“While we are pleased with this result, we want to ensure coverage across the whole tourism sector, and we will give businesses all the support they need to complete their commitment. Right now, we can’t predict when borders will open, but we can prepare ourselves and our businesses to safely welcome visitors to Fiji and the CFC programme aims to do just that.”

Tourism Fiji will share questions and feedback from these roadshows to the Ministry of Health & Medical Services, Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism & Transport as well at the Tourism Recovery Team and COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce for their action and response.

Savusavu Roadshow 

The roadshow in Savusavu on Monday, was attended by 21 members of the Savusavu Tourism Association.

Speaking to SunBiz Savusavu Tourism Association chairperson Delia Rothnie-Jones says: “All the major resorts were represented, plus a number of the activity providers and some of the smaller properties.

“Tourism Fiji gave us a thorough briefing on the Care Fiji Commitment programme and its progress, which was very helpful.

“It lead to a better understanding of the importance of CFC in positioning Fiji as a safe destination once the borders open.

“We also had a constructive discussion with Acting CEO Robert Thompson and his team about the promotion of markets for the North within any marketing campaign for Fiji once international visitors start arriving.”

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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