THE bilateral links between Fiji and India will again be strengthened with the visit of Indian travel agents to our shores.
Attorney-General and Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said a group of Indian travel agents and travel writers would be hosted at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort today for the India-Fiji Tourism Exchange Day.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the trip made by the Indian delegation would be a good opportunity for Fiji to showcase to the Indian travel agents what the country had to offer in terms of tourism.
"In fact we have approximately 35 travel agents and also some travel writers accompanying them will be meeting with the various product owners and property owners here in Fiji," he said.
"This is an opportunity for the locals to give the visitors the products that are available in Fiji."
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Indian market was fast growing and the meetings and exchange of ideas would benefit the tourism industry and the country as a whole.
"The Indian market is a growing market and has grown by 30 per cent though the number is still small but their spending is quite high."
"They also take part in lots of activities like skydiving etc and they are trying to explore Fiji as much as possible.
"This is a good opportunity to bring everybody under one roof and get them to meet these people first hand," he said.