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Suva Events, a Boost to Fijian Tourism: FHTA

The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association has welcomed the impact on tourism due to recent high-profile events in Suva and surrounding areas.
12 Jul 2022 13:00
Suva Events, a Boost to Fijian Tourism: FHTA
Nauru nationals. From left: Kherr Menke, Samson Dabana, Ema Ratabwiy, Sharon Aremwa and Bernard Derog at the Blue Pacific Village at Suva’s Thurston Garden on July 11, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord

The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association has welcomed the impact on tourism due to recent high-profile events in Suva and surrounding areas.

With a number of sporting events kicking off in the last few weeks and upcoming events in the coming weeks like rugby’s Pacific Nations Cup, netball’s Netball World Cup Oceania Qualifier and soccer’s OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022; accommodation providers, restaurants, bars and cafés in the capital city and surrounding areas are buzzing with activity.

This week also sees the 51st Pacific Island Forum being held in Suva and this will attract many international and regional leaders and their entourages, including a large contingent of regional media covering the event.

“It is wonderful to see Fiji and Suva specifically, in demand like this for events, conferences and long-awaited meetings, and a welcome boost to Fijian tourism and the multiplier effects this has throughout the supply chains. SMEs will also benefit greatly through transport provision, food supplies and creative artists through entertainment, music, fashion and crafts that will generally be in demand,” says FHTA Chief Executive Officer Fantasha Lockington.

“We just need the Suva weather to behave and our famous Fijian hospitality will be at its best,” she adds.

 

Feedback: selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj



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