Tuesday, 23 November 2021 20:15

Fiji: Strong demand from Aussies

Demand for a Fiji holiday has seen 66% of all international outbound flights from Australia in October being booked directly to the destination and accounting for 29% of all flights being made, second only to domestic travel.

Hotels and resorts are seeing significant bookings for multi-generation families. Many resorts are booking out, and according to one of Australia’s largest online travel agencies, 39% of all bookings made to Fiji have been made for December and 29% for January, with 2022 quickly filling as well, which is a real boost for the tourism industry after two years of virtually no tourism.

Published in Pacific Islands
Tuesday, 09 November 2021 03:51

Fiji for post-pandemic reunions

With Fiji announcing it will reopen to international travellers from 1 December 2021, the destination is being promoted as being ideal for multi-generational family reunions.

Fiji has  an abundance of private villas and residences, fit for large families and groups. By booking a private villa or residence, clients can create the true feeling of a home away from home.

Vomo Fiji has six contemporary Fiji style residences. The entire island can be booked private use.

Published in Pacific Islands
Thursday, 28 October 2021 23:09

UNESCO Geoparks in Pacific?

Moves are afoot to have four UNESCO Geoparks established in the Pacific, a development expected to boost tourism in a sustainable way while focusing on not only geology but also culture.

It is possible that these and others may form a ‘Geopark trail’ around the Pacific.

At a South Pacific Tourism Office (supported by the South Pacific Community, SPC) webinar this week, it was noted that a number of steps needed to be taken at all sites (some more than others) before a submission could be made to UNESCO.

Published in Pacific Islands
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 03:18

Optimism high in Fijian tourism industry

After the recent announcement of Fiji’s borders opening on 1 December, hotel and resort bookings have soared.

The industry has seen tremendous momentum and record bookings, predominantly from families looking for a reunion, couples wanting to escape and groups looking to celebrate missed milestones.

Published in Pacific Islands
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 05:22

Fiji opening: safe, vaccinated

Fiji will open to international travellers on 1 December. Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said in statement on Sunday that Fiji is ready to welcome travellers back to its shores.

‘We are entirely confident in our ability to manage the risk associated with quarantine-free travel. Our planes are prepared. Our airports are adapted.’

The official announcement came as Fiji reached its goal to get 80% of its eligible population fully vaccinated.

Published in Pacific Islands
Monday, 27 September 2021 22:17

Fiji Airports ramp up

Fiji Airports is ramping up its Nadi International Airport operations in expectation and anticipation of the re-opening of Fiji’s borders.

Fiji Airports acting CEO, Isei Tudreu says as an airport it is encouraging to see airlines taking bookings for a Fiji holiday in December.

Published in Airlines
Monday, 27 September 2021 21:34

Fiji hotels ready and refreshed for clients

Tourism Fiji is advising the New Zealand trade that key resorts and hotels will be ready for their clients when they return, with many having refurbished, renovated and even added to their offerings while international visitors have been away.

The Sheraton Fiji Resort has renovated its guests’ rooms and revitalised the lobby space. The resort has three new dining experiences designed by CHADA; Tatavi Grill & Bar Restaurant, Island 619 and 28g (Grams). Additionally, the meeting spaces have been given a new look.

Published in Pacific Islands
Tuesday, 06 July 2021 00:13

Fiji's tourism sector leads vax

The tourism industry in Fiji continues to show its resilience and determination to get back to business by leading the way with getting vaccinated.

Tourism Fiji’s head office team in Nadi, Fiji, received their second dose at Nadi Airport last week. Other industry partners are also now in the position of having their staff fully vaccinated in support of the Fiji Government drive to get every eligible Fijian vaccinated as soon as possible.

Published in Pacific Islands

Fiji is high on the list of New Zealanders’ travel aspirations lists right now and many would pack their bags and go if the borders opened now, according to research released late last week.

Tourism Fiji partnered with Mediaworks at the end of 2020 to survey Kiwis around their mindset towards Fiji for a holiday. The research targeted listeners on three radio stations – MoreFM, The Breeze and George FM.

Published in Pacific Islands
Monday, 14 September 2020 20:17

Tropica closed to 1 April 2021

Tropica Island Resort will temporarily close for international arrivals until 31 March 2021 and will reopen on 1 April 2021.

Wayne Deed, director of sales and marketing, says the decision was made in light of it looking extremely unlikely that Fiji will be open any time over the next few months.

Published in Pacific Islands
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