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Resorts close to rebuild, upgrade after TC Evan

Ropate Valemei
Saturday, February 16, 2013

MALOLO Island Resort and Likuliku Lagoon Resort under Ahura resort management have been temporarily closed for maintenance after the Tropical Cyclone Evan in December last year.

Ahura is the management company operating one of Fiji's most popular and well-known resorts, Malolo Island Fiji, and has created a unique luxury escape for couples which features Fiji's first and only over-water bure getaway, Likuliku Lagoon Resort.

Ahura Resorts sales and marketing director Samantha Muspratt said both resorts were closed from December 15 until April 21 and July 31 respectively for Likuliku and Malolo.

"Likuliku will reopen virtually as brand new and this will enhance and cement our already excellent reputation for maintaining a quality resort experience for our customers," she said from Australia.

"For Malolo, by rebuilding existing infrastructure, this will greatly improve and enhance the resort experience and allow us to better cater for our existing and new markets."

Ms Muspratt said all building and improvements were done to meet the changing and varying demands of the guests.

"We are constantly seeking new markets and with this come the need to be versatile, innovative and dynamic in offering a product that has appeal to a range of geographical markets."

She said marketing was crucial at times like this and despite being closed they had maintained their marketing plan, initiatives and travel plans so that they kept product awareness while also exploring new markets.

"Just because you are closed for a period of time doesn't mean you don't maintain your presence in the market place. We have our own public relations consultant and bring many journalists to Fiji to promote not only our own product but Fiji as a destination."