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Tourist Arrivals Create Positive Vibes In Hotels

“Today’s opening of the borders must be recognised by all including all stakeholders in the tourism industry and Government,” he said.
03 Dec 2021 15:10
Tourist Arrivals Create Positive Vibes In Hotels
Plantation Island Resort general manager Alex Wilson

Plantation Island Resort general manager Alex Wilson says the arrival of tourists to Fiji after 20 months would rekindle the aspirations of all who have suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Wilson said this would create an enormous impact on the economy and would also be felt through employment, children returning to school and the coming festive season.

“Our country has suffered for the past 19 months and the return of tourists would rekindle the aspirations of all who have suffered because of the pandemic,” he said.

“Fiji needed this as we are the iconic tourist destination in the region, and this includes Australia and New Zealand. This is because we Fijians are genuine and sincere.”

Mr Wilson said there was an array of tourist destinations opening around the world.

“However Fiji stands out because of who we are and because we have taken care of our environment and we hold our culture dear to us,” he said.

“There has been a lot happening at the backhouse where a lot of work has gone in these past months when the borders closed.”

He said his team at Plantation Island Resort had been working continuously to see that the environment would be kept properly in readiness for the return of visitors.

“Today’s opening of the borders must be recognised by all including all stakeholders in the tourism industry and Government,” he said.

 

Meke group

Mr Wilson said he sent his meke group from the resort to Nadi International Airport yesterday to greet the first passengers.

“We wanted to create something different for those arriving,” he added.

The resort’s sales and relationship manager, Apisai Vasu who led the meke group said it was an emotional time for the workers.

“This moment in time is very emotional, we are excited to see tourists again in our beautiful Fiji,” he said.

“During these trying times, what it brings us is unity, one common goal and for our guests to return to our shores.”

There are currently 63 staff employed on the island with more to be brought back in the coming weeks.

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