Sunday, 24 March 2024 20:38

Matai moments in Fiji

New hotel inventory, refurbishments, transport options and activities were all on the agenda for about 50 Kiwi travel agents who took part in Tourism Fiji’s New Zealand and Australia Matai famils and conference programme early March.

Published in Pacific Islands
Monday, 04 September 2023 03:01

Big turnout for Fiji roadshow

Near record arrivals from New Zealand into Fiji have been mirrored by high attendances at the Tourism Fiji roadshow around the country earlier this month. The series kicked off in Wellington, with close to 50 agents then moved on to Christchurch (65), Hamilton (50) and Auckland (140).

Tourism Fiji reports that in July this year New Zealand made up 28% of arrivals into the country, hitting a figure of 25,980 – the second biggest month for Kiwi arrivals recorded.

Published in Paparazzo
Friday, 03 March 2023 04:21

Matai agents on famil

Thirty Silver Matai Agents visited Fiji this week, gaining first-hand knowledge and experience so they can sell the destisnation to their clients.

There were three groups, each exploring different regions of Fiji before joining another 10 Matai Silver agents for two nights at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa and a day of learning with 25 of Tourism Fiji’s industry partners.

Published in Pacific Islands

The demand from clients to travel to Fiji, even for this year, has come through ‘loud and clear’ during the four-city Fiji Travel Roadshow this week, says Tourism Fiji’s regional director New Zealand, Sonya Lawson.

The roadshow has attracted a total of about 250 agents at events in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland. Lawson notes that agents came from far and wide – for example, the Christchurch event attracted trade from as far away as Invercargill and the Hamilton function included attendees from Coromandel and Tauranga.

Published in Pacific Islands
Friday, 22 July 2022 03:46

Fiji roadshow in September

Tourism Fij’s Fiji Roadshow will return to New Zealand in September 2022, visiting four cities.

The NTO is calling on travel sellers to save the date of the event closest to them. The roadshow will give the trade the chance to reconnect with some of Fiji’s leading tour operators and travel partners.

Published in Pacific Islands

Ensuring that the range of experiences and products grow in line with expected demand is a key priority for Tourism Fiji, says chief executive officer Brent Hill.

Well known hotels around Denarau and the Coral Coast are already showing a sharp revival since Fiji reopened late last year.

Published in Pacific Islands
Monday, 02 May 2022 05:51

Tourism Fiji releases Matai 2.0

Tourism Fiji has launched its new and reworked Matai 2.0 online agent training programme for travel agents across the globe.

The Matai relaunch is a way for agents to reacquaint themselves with the destination following the reopening of Fiji’s international borders.

Published in Pacific Islands
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, 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
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