Thursday, 30 January 2020 22:06

Bombshells and bula

Tourism Fiji didn’t drop any particular Bombshells when it hosted travel trade and media to a Gold Class showing of the movie of the same name at Auckland’s Event Cinemas this week.

Published in Paparazzo
Monday, 23 September 2019 22:01

Fiji mega famil fills fast

All 38 spots for Tourism Fiji’s Matai mega famil scheduled for 17 to 24 November 2019 have been filled after more than 200 expressions of interest were registered earlier this month.

Published in Pacific Islands
Monday, 19 August 2019 22:11

New with Tourism Fiji

Samantha Pearson is now Tourism Fiji’s public relations manager, New Zealand, based in Auckland.

Published in People
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 04:39

Multi-generational grows

Multi-generational travel continues to fire in Fiji, and high-end resorts have been quick to cater for this market.

Published in Pacific Islands
Thursday, 02 May 2019 19:22

Wellness escape to Fiji

Why ‘fly and flop’ when you can ‘fly and rejuvenate’? Tourism Fiji is asking travel agents.

Published in Pacific Islands
Monday, 18 March 2019 23:22

Agents return from Fiji Foray

Thirty eight agents from around New Zealand returned from Fiji yesterday as Tourism Fiji’s Matai conference and famils came to an end.

Published in Pacific Islands
Thursday, 12 July 2018 22:16

Luxury Fiji on show

The Tourism Fiji Luxury & Boutique Cocktail Information evening saw a strong turnout of some 70 New Zealand agents. The products represented at the event included Royal Davui Island Resort, Qamea Resort & Spa, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Six Senses Fiji, Kokomo Private Island, Nanuku Auberge Resort, Pacic Island Air, Yasawa Island Resort, Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Dolphin Island.

Published in Paparazzo
Thursday, 05 October 2017 19:06

Fiji's social media campaign

Tourism Fiji says its campaign to attract young and adventurous travellers to Fiji is off to a flying start.

In its first two weeks, the social media-based campaign fronted by Kiwi adventurer and influencer Logan Dodds reached 1.3 million Kiwi 18-29-year-olds, attracting plenty of positive engagement and reactions.

Published in Pacific Islands

The travel trade is being urged to talk more about Fiji’s various experiences and particularly the new offerings in the destination.
Matthew Stoeckel, Tourism Fiji’s chief executive officer, says the organisation has been carrying out consumer research and as a result will be taking a more ‘segmented’ approach to various ‘psychographics’ – such as couples, families and youth.
‘Digital forums provide opportunities to really target different markets. Take luxury for example – many people may not traditionally look at Fiji for that.’

Published in Pacific Islands
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 02:16

Agents go diving in Fiji

Diving the Astrolabe Reef was a trip highlight for agents on a recent dive famil to Fiji.
Four agents experienced dive specialist resorts Beqa Lagoon Resort, located off Pacific Harbour, Matava Eco-Adventure Resort & Spa on Kadavu Island, and a night at the newly renovated Pearl Resort at Pacific Harbour.  
The group’s itinerary also included a slice of culture visiting local schools and villages, as well as hiking and sea kayaking. 

Tourism Fiji’s trade partnerships manager Cameron Taylor says divers are spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of diving spots at the destination.
‘We showcased some of the amazing dive locations to agents so they could bring back the expert knowledge and sell it to their clients. We will definitely look to take more dive famils in the near future,’ Taylor says.

“The shark dive is brilliant, it’s a unique selling point for Fiji and people travel from all over the world to experience it.  Fiji is also the perfect place for people to learn how to dive; the water is warm, the visibility excellent and the dive product in Fiji is world class.’
Ricci Travel’s Ricci Harbuck relished the experience.  ‘Diving in Fiji allows you to see a great variety of corals, fish and underwater features such as swim thrus, bommies and coral walls. From the Golden Arch in Beqa to the Cabbage corals in Tavenui, there is such great diversity. What I like is that you can bring a dive group over with varying levels of experience and have everyone dive to their comfort level.’
Ricci also loved her ‘dry land’ part of the trip.  ‘The warmth and hospitality of the Fijian people is amazing. I enjoyed the village visit and lunch, the hikes to secluded waterfalls, the picnic lunch on the beach. We also sea kayaked, took advantage of the spa services at the resorts, and it was a great feeling that you could slow down and enjoy the day.’
Hana Gooch, NZ Travel Brokers Christchurch was equally enthusiastic. ‘The highlight of the trip for me was the shark dive, it was amazing, and very professionally run.  I’ve never seen so many fish and I was also fortunate enough to see tiger sharks.’

Published in Pacific Islands