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Tourists enjoy stay despite hassle

Shalveen Chand
Sunday, January 05, 2014

SEAPORTS in Fiji are very busy this weekend with three ships bound for ports around the country. The Sea Princess called on Suva yesterday and two more cruise vessels are scheduled to arrive today.

Tourists love Fiji with only one complaint — annoying and persistent guides pulling them into shops.

Australian, Joe Forni made his fourth trip to Suva yesterday after a stopover at Port Denarau.

He said his family loved the weather in Fiji as temperatures in his home town of Brisbane were flaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius.

"This is my fourth trip here. I have been to Suva three times before and all times it has been on a ship, I hate flying," said Mr Forni.

"Fiji's great and every time I have been around, something has changed. Overall it has been a good experience.

"Just one complaint, these blokes pulling us into shops, they are a bit annoying, they are sort of persistent."

The Forni family hope to return to Fiji because they believe that despite the problem, the warm smiles of Fijians cannot be replaced.

Two more tourists also said they found the so-called guides annoying.

One of them, Gladis Miles, 59, of Queensland said one guide they met was aggressive and kept insisting that they go with him to a nearby shop.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said officers from the tourist police unit were always available to help.








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