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Hope for increased numbers

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WITH the reopening of Mamanuca-based resorts that suffered extensive damage after Cyclone Evan last year, Tourism Fiji is hopeful more visitors will fly in for the holiday season.

Tourism Fiji events director Sally Cooper said the reopening of properties such as Castaway, Malolo and more recently Treasure and Bounty Island resorts, was great for Fiji.

"It has been a hard year for these resorts as they have gone through months without operation and we are really happy to have them back," she said.

"Tourism Fiji has shown a lot of faith in these resorts, this has also given them the chance to rejuvenate their products."

Ms Cooper said the Mamanuca Group played a crucial role in the tourism sector, offering one of the most idyllic and serene destinations for tourists in the country.

"We are partners and the Mamanucas is such an icon in tourism.

"The clear blue waters and sandy white beaches are what the tourists look for and it is an ideal dream destination."

Ms Cooper said there were major plans in the pipeline for 2014.