Fiji fears event to put tourists off

By on April 10, 2013

FIJI?S decent tourism physique is boycotting an event geared toward luring Australians to the Pacific, claiming it will instead inspire holidaymakers far flung from Fiji.

The annual Bula Fiji Tourism Alternate (BFTE) is in Fiji in may just, and closing yr drew representatives from the cook Islands, American Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu.

New Tourism Fiji boss Rick Hamilton stated that by means of permitting other Pacific global locations to attend, the BFTE expo risked harmful native tourism operators.

“We consider it is difficult sufficient (for local operators) to win business with local competitors, let by myself should compete on this forum towards the remainder of the South Pacific,” Mr Hamilton said.

“these kind of other island nations have their own presentations where they’re able to promote themselves and we believe Fiji is in a robust place to face alone at its private dedicated expertise.”

Fiji is the seventh most popular global vacation spot for Australians touring in another country, behind New Zealand, Indonesia, the us, Thailand, the united kingdom and China.

In 2012, 332,000 Australians visited Fiji, up from 128,000 in 2002.

Plantation Island Resort in Fiji

Plantation Island Inn in Fiji is not going to acquire any tourists from Bula Fiji Tourism Change in May.

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