TOURISM industry stakeholders have been acknowledged for inbound bookings made to Mamanuca-based resorts after Cyclone Evan caused a drop in visitor arrivals to the region.
To acknowledge the contribution, properties from around the Mamanuca group hosted a cocktail party at the Raffles Gateway Hotel in Nadi last Friday.
Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina manager sales and marketing Kini Saukuru said as a region, the properties worked well together.
"It is all about destination Fiji," she said.
"It does not matter which destination tourists go to, as long as we get the numbers of people coming to Fiji, we are happy."
Ms Saukuru said each resort or hotel in Fiji offered something different and each had unique selling points for visitors.
"We complement each other in different ways.
"We are really thankful for all the referrals that have been coming for the Mamanucas and we are appreciative of the Raffe family as they have been very supportive year after year."
The Raffe family is a pioneer in the tourism industry and presently own Plantation and Lomani on Malolo Lailai and Raffles.
Ms Saukuru said the casual networking event was for partners to get to meet others in the industry and exchange ideas and stories.
"This has been a truly memorable and amazing year for the tourism industry."
To spread a little Christmas cheer, the Mamanuca team also visited the individual offices of their partners, bearing gifts and singing Christmas carols.