A total of 58 travel agents attended the Matai Conference on Sunday 10 March at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, with 38 agents staying on to attend four famils covering the Coral Coast, Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands and Denarau and surrounds. The Matai Conference itself saw 51 Fijian industry partners, from eight regions throughout Fiji, present to the agents. ‘The Matai Conference and famils are aimed at educating agents about the diverse range of experiences on offer in Fiji,’ says Sonya Lawson, Tourism Fiji regional manager New Zealand. ‘This is an excellent opportunity for our industry partners to network with front line agents who are selling Fiji on a daily basis,’ adds Lawson.
Tourism Fiji’s Matai Mega Famils will take place in the second half of 2019. To qualify for the famils, agents are required to complete the online Matai Programme and become Matai Specialists