Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 12:56 PM on Wednesday 30 July

/ Front page / Business

Hard work pays

Maciu Malo
Monday, November 19, 2012

DEDICATION, hard work and sacrifice paid off for the Rosie Group after it scooped the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited sponsored Tourism Services award at the Exporter of the Year Awards.

The awards were held at the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa in Natadola on Saturday night.

Rosie Travel Group managing director Tony Whitton said the award was recognition of the vital role that the tourism industry played in the development of the nation.

"What makes the award important is that it recognises tourism as an export because a lot of times people tend to think that tourism is not an export," he said.

"The difference in tourism is that we are the largest exporter in terms of foreign exports, we export services and holiday dreams — the dream of a pristine South Pacific island where true happiness finds us.

"Tourism is the largest foreign exchange earner contributing close to 30 per cent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing close to 70,000 people.

"The most amazing thing about tourism is that when international visitors come to our shores it circulates three times of its dollar value to the members of the community."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Iliesa Delana explains
  2. Help pours in
  3. Plea to save school
  4. Love from within
  5. Focus remains on education
  6. Parents thank lucky stars
  7. Roadworks
  8. No water, no school
  9. Call for intervention
  10. A role model to youths

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  3. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  4. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  5. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  6. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  7. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)
  8. Tafunai confident Friday (25 Jul)
  9. Sevens schedule revealed Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)